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  1. Pascal's Wager: Pragmatic arguments & belief in God.Christian God - 1998 - In William J. Wainwright (ed.), Philosophy of Religion. Routledge. pp. 4--58.
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  2. Chapter outline.A. Is There A. God - forthcoming - Moral Management: Business Ethics.
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    Perceiving Sound Objects in the Musique Concrète.Rolf Inge Godøy - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    In the late 1940s and early 1950s, there emerged a radically new kind of music based on recorded environmental sounds instead of sounds of traditional Western musical instruments. Centered in Paris around the composer, music theorist, engineer, and writer Pierre Schaeffer, this became known as musique concrète because of its use of concrete recorded sound fragments, manifesting a departure from the abstract concepts and representations of Western music notation. Furthermore, the term sound object was used to denote our perceptual images (...)
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    In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion.Scott Atran - 2002 - New York, US: Oup Usa.
    This ambitious, interdisciplinary book seeks to explain the origins of religion using our knowledge of the evolution of cognition. A cognitive anthropologist and psychologist, Scott Atran argues that religion is a by-product of human evolution just as the cognitive intervention, cultural selection, and historical survival of religion is an accommodation of certain existential and moral elements that have evolved in the human condition.
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    Why I Believe.Why I. Believe In God - 1986 - In John Perry, Michael Bratman & John Martin Fischer (eds.), Introduction to philosophy: classical and contemporary readings. New York: Oxford University Press.
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    Gods of the Anthropocene: Geo-Spiritual Formations in the Earth’s New Epoch.Bronislaw Szerszynski - 2017 - Theory, Culture and Society 34 (2-3):253-275.
    In this article the author argues that we need not just to ‘decolonize’ the Anthropocene but also to ‘desecularize’ it – to be aware that in the new age of the Earth we may be coeval with gods and spirits. Drawing particularly on the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and Georges Bataille, and using concepts from both thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, the author starts to develop an interdisciplinary theory of planetary spirit and use this to speak of both (...)
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    Le portrait du nouvel être: réflexion sur l'homme dans le contexte djiboutien.Abdourahman Barkat God - 2023 - Paris: L'Harmattan.
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  8. Ātmavidyā.Hari Gaṇeśa Goḍabole - 1971
     
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    Doomed to fail: The sad epistemolo-gical fate of ontological arguments.I. God - 2012 - In Miroslaw Szatkowski (ed.), Ontological Proofs Today. Ontos Verlag. pp. 50--413.
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    Hans Achterhuis, ed., American Philosophy of Technology (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001).Questioning God - 2001 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 23 (1).
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    Ideas of “Civil Humanism” in Creativity of Italian Thinker of the XV Century Matteo Palmieri.Boris God - 2009 - Sententiae 21 (2):55-62.
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  12. I primi bollandisti alla scoperta delle biblioteche romane (1660-1661).Robert Godding - 2010 - Gregorianum 91 (3):583-595.
    The paper reconstructs the trip to Rome of the first Bollandist Fathers, providing numerous historical, documentary and cultural details, while offering a generous cross-section of the academic life of the period.
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  13. in the Classroom John Harrison.Sued God & Steve Meyers - 2004 - In Patrick E. Murphy (ed.), Business ethics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. pp. 49--105.
     
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  14. Jīvitavidyā: athavā, Satyam śivam sundaram.Hari Gaṇeśa Goḍabole - 1979 - Puṇe: Go. Ya. Rāṇe Prakāśana.
     
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    Mind/Consciousness Dualism in Sankhya-Yoga Philosophy.Schmod God & Gratuitous Evil - 1993 - Phronesis 38 (3).
  16. Motormimetic features in musical experience.Rolf Inge God²Y. - 2018 - In Patrizia Veroli & Gianfranco Vinay (eds.), Music-dance: sound and motion in contemporary discourse. New York, NY: Routledge.
     
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    Sound-action awareness in music.Rolf Inge Godøy - 2011 - In David Clarke & Eric F. Clarke (eds.), Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives. Oxford University Press. pp. 231.
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    Scott Davidson: Going Grey: The Mediation of Politics in an Ageing Society.Petter Haakenstad Godli - 2019 - Intergenerational Justice Review 1 (1).
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  19. Śakti saushṭhava.Da Ga Goḍase - 1972
     
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    True-true.Watching God - 2006 - In Linda Alcoff (ed.), Identity Politics Reconsidered. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 171.
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    The effect of septal lesions on ethanol consumption by rats.Phillip R. Godding, Ernest D. Kemble & W. Miles Cox - 1982 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 19 (5):301-302.
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    Ādi Bauddha darśanaya: mūladharma vigrahayak.Sumanapāla Galmaṅgoḍa - 1994 - Kaḍavata: Abhaya Śilpikayō saha Prakāśakayō.
    Buddhist philosophy and doctrines; an analytical study.
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  23. Hegel and the Gods of Postmodernity.Rowan Williams - 1992 - In Philippa Berry & Andrew Wernick (eds.), Shadow of spirit: postmodernism and religion. New York: Routledge. pp. 72--80.
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  24. Augustine, On Free Choice of the Will (388-395).God'S. Foreknowledge Evil - 2003 - In Jorge J. E. Gracia, Gregory M. Reichberg & Bernard N. Schumacher (eds.), The Classics of Western Philosophy: A Reader's Guide. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 88.
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    McCall and counter/actuals, Richard Otte.God Exists, Robert K. Meyer & Materialism Rorty - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (147).
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    Describing Gods: An Investigation of Divine Attributes.Graham Oppy - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book begins with a careful taxonomy of divine attributes. It continues with detailed examinations of: divine infinity; divine simplicity; divine perfection; divine necessity; omnipotence; omniscience; divine goodness; divine beauty; divine fundamentality; divine will; divine freedom; etc.
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    We are Building Gods: AI as the Anthropomorphised Authority of the Past.Carl Öhman - 2024 - Minds and Machines 34 (1):1-18.
    This article argues that large language models (LLMs) should be interpreted as a form of gods. In a theological sense, a god is an immortal being that exists beyond time and space. This is clearly nothing like LLMs. In an anthropological sense, however, a god is rather defined as the personified authority of a group through time—a conceptual tool that molds a collective of ancestors into a unified agent or voice. This is exactly what LLMs are. They are products (...)
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  28. Gods.John Wisdom - 1945 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 45:185-206.
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    The goodness of gods.Edward Westermarck - 1926 - London,: Watts & Co..
    The belief in supernatural beings.--The character of the gods of uncivilized peoples.--The character of the gods of civilized peoples.--The improvement of the gods.
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    Big Gods, historical explanation, and the value of integrating the history of religion into the broader academy.Edward Slingerland - 2015 - Religion 45 (4):585-602.
    This article discusses critiques raised by historians of religion concerning Ara Norenzayan's Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013), offering some defense of Norenzayan's position, but also discussing in detail the more substantive challenges. It concludes with some reflections on the current position of the history of religion within the Academy, and an argument for why large-scale explanatory projects and interdisciplinary collaboration should be part of the future of our field.
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    Good Gods Almighty.Justin L. Barrett, R. Daniel Shaw, Joseph Pfeiffer, Jonathan Grimes & Gregory S. Foley - 2019 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 19 (3-4):273-290.
    If “Big Gods” evolved in part because of their ability to morally regulate groups of people who cannot count on kin or reciprocal altruism to get along, then powerful gods would tend to be good gods. If the mechanism for this cooperation is some kind of fear of supernatural punishment, then we may expect that mighty gods tend to be punishing gods. The present study is a statistical analysis of superhuman being concepts from 20 countries (...)
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    As gods: a moral history of the genetic age.Matthew Cobb - 2022 - New York: Basic Books.
    The thrilling and terrifying history of genetic engineering. In 2018, scientists manipulated the DNA of human babies for the first time. As biologist and historian Matthew Cobb shows in As Gods, this achievement was one many scientists have feared from the start of the genetic age. Four times in the last fifty years, geneticists, frightened by their own technology, have called a temporary halt to their experiments. They ought to be frightened: Now we have powers that can target the (...)
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  33. War, Gods and Mankind in the Timaeus–Critias.Karel Thein - 2008 - Rhizai. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 5:49-107.
    Plato’s Timaeus–Critias juxtaposes a long description of our universe in the making with a discourse on human nature. The latter, confined to Critias, flanks Timaeus’ full-blown cosmogony without clearly articulating how, if at all, do the apparently so different stories fit together. By contrast to many precedent efforts at articulating their relation, the article tries to take seriously Timaeus’ distinction between the two kinds of divinities, whereby he opposes celestial bodies together with the ensouled physical universe to the traditional (...). It seems possible that the two kinds of gods correspond to the duality of human nature itself, and thus to its peculiar position at the juncture of the immortal and mortal parts of the universe. Plato’s recourse to gods distinct from the celestial objects of intellectual assimilation then has nothing to do with theology in some doctrinal sense, but serves to indicate a link between divine and human capacities of deliberation and practical action. Reread in this light, the story told by Critias and several passages from the speech of Timaeus indicate the limits of theoretical knowledge and point towards the problematic ontology of the deliberating mind and the puzzling status of artefacts including man and the universe. In this context, the article re-examines the issue of human civilization and war, and also the question of great cataclysms. Presented by Critias, these issues are revelatory of the Platonic conception of human city not as an expression of man’s natural gregariousness but as a carefully composed artefact. The article concludes that, under the overlays of pseudo-history and cosmology, Socratic colours may well be more prominent than we usually assume. (shrink)
     
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    Homer on the Gods and Human Virtue: Creating the Foundations of Classical Civilization.Peter J. Ahrensdorf - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book seeks to restore Homer to his rightful place among the principal figures in the history of political and moral philosophy. Through this fresh and provocative analysis of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Peter J. Ahrensdorf examines Homer's understanding of the best life, the nature of the divine, and the nature of human excellence. According to Ahrensdorf, Homer teaches that human greatness eclipses that of the gods, that the contemplative and compassionate singer ultimately surpasses the heroic warrior in (...)
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    Cities of the Gods: Communist Utopias in Greek Thought.Doyne Dawson - 1992 - Oup Usa.
    Cities of the Gods is a historical study of the theory of Utopian communism in ancient Greek thought, identifying and assessing its several currents. The author looks at the reason for the decline of the Utopian traditions after c. 150 BC and suggests that the main factor was the Roman conquest of the Greek world, which produced a more conservative intellectual climate. He concludes by looking at the evidence for the survival of utopian traditions, particularly their influence on early (...)
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    Possible Gods.Margaret D. Wilson - 1979 - Review of Metaphysics 32 (4):717-733.
    At least some of these commentators have then, rather naturally, taken a step which it will be the business of this essay to criticize. They have suggested that Leibniz’s "counter-part theory" can be understood as providing an interpretation of counter-factuals and certain forms of modal discourse within his system. For example, Mondadori writes.
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    Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion.Todd Tremlin - 2006 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Around the world and throughout history, in cultures as diverse as ancient Mesopotamia and modern America, human beings have been compelled by belief in gods and developed complex religions around them. But why? What makes belief in supernatural beings so widespread? And why are the gods of so many different people so similar in nature? This provocative book explains the origins and persistence of religious ideas by looking through the lens of science at the common structures and functions (...)
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    Lam Gods – Der Genter Altar: Materielle Zugänge & die Geste der Scham.Birgit Althans - 2019 - Paragrana: Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie 28 (2):107-118.
    Der Text enthält die im dritten Method Lab im Januar 2019 an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf präsentierten Erhebungen zu Milo Raus Inszenierung Lam Gods – the Ghent Altarpiece am NTGent 2018. Zentral ist hier einerseits die in der Inszenierung thematisierte soziomaterielle Zugänglichkeit des ursprünglichen Altarbilds in der Stadt Gent für ihre aktuelle Bürgerschaft und Touristen, andererseits der Affektraum, insbesondere der Affekt der Scham, der im Reenactment der Adam und Eva-Figuren des Altarbilds in der Inszenierung erzeugt wurde. Die dort auf der (...)
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    Africa: destroyed by the gods: how mindless religiosity destroy Africa.Femi Akomolafe - 2014 - Kasoa, Central Region, Ghana: Alaye Dot Biz.
    1. What if I don't want to be saved? -- 2. We didn't vote for gods -- 3. Stop teaching the Bible to school children -- 4. Of criticism and higher criticism -- 5. Time to start to create or own miracles in Africa -- 6. Time to embrace science -- 7. Where are our scientists? -- 8. Miracles, magic, superstitions, delusions and Emmanuel Television -- 9. Of god curses and Ghana economy -- 10. Absurdities in the Bible -- (...)
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  40. The Many Gods Objection to Pascal’s Wager.Lawrence Pasternack - 2012 - Philo 15 (2):158-178.
    The Many Gods Objection (MGO) is widely viewed as a decisive criticism of Pascal’s Wager. By introducing a plurality of hypotheses with infinite expected utility into the decision matrix, the wagerer is left without adequate grounds to decide between them. However, some have attempted to rebut this objection by employing various criteria drawn from the theological tradition. Unfortunately, such defenses do little good for an argument that is supposed to be an apologetic aimed at atheists and agnostics. The purpose (...)
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  41. Mary and the Two Gods: Trying Out an Ability Hypothesis.Hongwoo Kwon - 2017 - Philosophical Review 126 (2):191-217.
    There are close parallels between Frank Jackson's case of black-and-white Mary and David Lewis's case of the two omniscient gods. This essay develops and defends what may be called “the ability hypothesis” about the knowledge that the gods lack, by adapting Lewis's ability hypothesis about the knowledge that Mary acquires. What the gods might lack despite their propositional omniscience is not any distinctive kind of information, but certain abilities of introspection. The motivating idea is that knowledge one (...)
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    Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion (review).Whalen Lai - 2006 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 26 (1):226-229.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese ReligionWhalen LaiBorrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion. By Eric Reinders. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. 266 + xvi pp.For a long time, Sinology was dominated by scholars with direct or indirect missionary backgrounds, going all the way back to the founding of the discipline by James Legge. Legge occupied the first university (...)
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    The Gods and Technology: A Reading of Heidegger.Richard Rojcewicz - 2006 - State University of New York Press.
    An analysis of Heidegger’s philosophy of technology.
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    The Nature of the Gods and on Divination.Marcus Tullius Cicero - 1997 - Great Books in Philosophy.
    In THE NATURE OF THE GODS, the eminent Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.E.) analyzes the positions of the Stoic, Epicurean, and Academic schools on the existence and nature of the gods, and whether they act in the interests of humankind. In the dialogue of ON DIVINATION, Cicero and his brother Quintus examine various sorts of divination against Stoic principles.
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    No Evidence for an Auditory Attentional Blink for Voices Regardless of Musical Expertise.Merve Akça, Bruno Laeng & Rolf Inge Godøy - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
    Background. Attending to goal-relevant information can leave us metaphorically ‘blind’ or ‘deaf’ to the next relevant information while searching among distracters. This temporal cost lasting for about a half a second on the human selective attention has been long explored using the attentional blink paradigm. Although there is evidence that certain visual stimuli relating to one’s area of expertise can be less susceptible to attentional blink effects, it remains unexplored whether the dynamics of temporal selective attention vary with expertise and (...)
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    Gods, philosophers, and scientists: religion and science in the West.Scott Hendrix - 2019 - Mechanicsburg, PA: Oxford Southern, an imprint of Sunbury Press.
    According to Pew Research studies, most Americans think religion always conflicts with science. The popular writings of scientists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Lawrence Krauss reinforce this idea, as do books by writers such as Christopher Hitchens and Daniel Dennet. Furthermore, the two versions of the enormously popular television show Cosmos, hosted by Carl Sagan in 1980 and Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2014, present a history of science in which religion has always acted as a barrier to scientific (...)
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    Gods Set in Stone: Theoi Headings on Greek Inscriptions.Rebecca Van Hove - 2023 - Kernos 36:61-112.
    This article offers a re-examination of the theoi (‘gods’) heading which appears regularly on inscriptions in the ancient Greek world. Long noted, the heading has also long been passed over, often considered so formulaic as to lack much significance. This paper explores the consequences of taking theoi seriously as a reference to the divine, by investigating the function and meaning of the heading in the classical period. It makes use of two case studies, the financial building inscriptions from the (...)
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  48. Gods and Heaps.M. F. Burnyeat - 1982 - In M. Schofield & M. C. Nussbaum (eds.), Language and Logos. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Gods Are Still in Business - Introduction to the Symposium: God and Management.Marian Eabrasu - 2019 - Philosophy of Management 18 (3):293-302.
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    The Battle of the Gods and Giants: The Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715.Thomas M. Lennon - 1993 - Princeton University Press.
    By the mid-1600s, the commonsense, manifest picture of the world associated with Aristotle had been undermined by skeptical arguments on the one hand and by the rise of the New Science on the other. What would be the scientific image to succeed the Aristotelian model? Thomas Lennon argues here that the contest between the supporters of Descartes and the supporters of Gassendi to decide this issue was the most important philosophical debate of the latter half of the seventeenth century. Descartes (...)
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