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    On Defining Away the Miraculous.Gary Colwell - 1982 - Philosophy 57 (221):327 - 337.
    HUME AND HIS FOLLOWERS HAVE TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO ESTABLISH THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF MIRACLES BY APPEALING SOLELY TO THE DEFINITIONS OF MIRACLE AND NATURAL LAW. HUME’S ARGUMENT TRADES UPON THAT PART OF THE DEFINITION OF MIRACLE WHICH PERTAINS TO THE NUMERICAL INSIGNIFICANCE OF MIRACULOUS EVENTS. HE DID NOT REALIZE THAT THE LARGE NUMERICAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NON-REPEATABLE IRREGULAR EVENTS AND REPEATABLE REGULAR ONES LOGICALLY CANNOT BE USED AS A CRITERION BY WHICH TO DETERMINE THE EXISTENTIAL STATUS OF NUMERICALLY SMALL NON-REPEATABLE IRREGULAR EVENTS. (...)
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    God, The Bible and Circularity.Gary Colwell - 1989 - Informal Logic 11 (2).
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    Turning the Tables with 'Homophobia'.Gary Colwell - 1999 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (3):207–222.
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    Capital Punishment, Restoration and Moral Rightness.Gary Colwell - 2002 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 19 (3):287–292.
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    Freedom, Determinism and Circular Reasoning.Gary Colwell - 1994 - Argumentation 8 (3):251-263.
    This paper uses a short dialogue between a determinist and a free-will advocate as a basis for exploring some of the elements of circular reasoning which have for centuries kept alive one of the classical debates of philosophy, the freedom-versus-determinism debate. The chronic circularity which infests both sides of the debate arises from a procedural asymmetry in the argument, which in turn is produced by the different metaphysical commitments of the debaters.
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    Plato, Woody Allen, and Justice.Gary Colwell - 1991 - Teaching Philosophy 14 (4):399-407.
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    Why-Questions, Determinism and Circular Reasoning.Gary Colwell - 1996 - Argumentation 10 (1):1-24.
    In this article I shall aim at showing that there exists beneath the surface of many why-questions about human behaviour a nest of deterministic assumptions which can preclude their ever being truly answered. A symptom of the presence of these underlying assumptions can be observed in an explanation-seeking dialogue in which the questioner persistently tries to discover ‘why’ a certain human behaviour occurred. He repeats his why-question until he gets the type of answer he wants, but in the process he (...)
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    Miracles and History.Gary G. Colwell - 1983 - Sophia 22 (2):9-14.
    THE TWO-FOLD PURPOSE OF THIS DISCUSSION IS: (1) TO CRITICIZE THE FIRST THREE OF HUME�S REASONS FOR REJECTING AS UNRELIABLE THE HISTORICAL RECORDS OF MIRACLES; (2) TO DRAW A DISTINCTION BETWEEN DESCRIPTION AND EXPLANATION WHICH CHALLENGES THE "A PRIORI" JUDGEMENT THAT AUTHENTIC MIRACLE REPORTS CANNOT FORM A RELIABLE PART OF HISTORY. HUME FAILED TO REALIZE THAT THE NATURALISTIC EXPLAINABILITY OF AN EVENT SAID TO BE A MIRACLE IS NOT LOGICALLY IMPLIED BY ITS ACCURATE DESCRIPTION.
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  9. Vincent Brümmer, Speaking of a Personal God: An Essay in Philosophical Theology Reviewed By.Gary Colwell - 1993 - Philosophy in Review 13 (6):285-288.
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    Slippery Slopes, Moral Slides and Human Nature.Gary Colwell - 1995 - Informal Logic 17 (1).
    Causal slippery slope arguments with moral conclusions are sometimes stronger than we think. Their strength may be missed either by overlooking the problems of human nature which support the arguments or, upon seeing the problems, by underestimating their influence upon human behaviour. This article aims to correct the oversight and the misjudgement by looking in some detail at four interrelated problems of human nature which have a direct bearing upon moral causal slope arguments.
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    Descartes' Bible Argument and Circularity: A Reply to John Lamont.Gary Colwell - 1999 - Sophia 38 (1):81-88.
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    Omnipotence and Omniscience.Gary Colwell - 1975 - Sophia 14 (2):21-23.
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    “God Loves Us”: Theology and Falsification Reexamined.Gary G. Colwell - 1983 - Dialogue 22 (2):229-237.
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    The Critical Way in Religion: Testing and Questing Duncan Howlett Buffalo, New York: Prometheus Books, 1980. Pp. X, 360. $14.95. [REVIEW]Gary Colwell - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (3):584-586.
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  15. Elmer John Thiessen, Teaching for Commitment: Liberal Education, Indoctrination, and Christian Nurture Reviewed By.Gary Colwell - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (1):68-70.
     
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  16. Trudy Govier, Socrates' Children: Thinking and Knowing in the Western Tradition Reviewed By.Gary Colwell - 1998 - Philosophy in Review 18 (6):422-424.
     
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