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    Can the Moral Point of View Be Justified?J. C. Thornton - 1964 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 42 (1):22-34.
    The author attempts a "correct analysis of what 'the moral point of view' is only in so far as it is necessary to do this in order to discuss the problem of its 'justification'." he discusses the views of kurt baier and philippa foot. He concludes that foot and baier have not been able to answer "the so-Called fundamental question of ethics" because it is a "pseudo-Question"; that the rationality of a decision between "moral duty and enlightened self-Interest" rests on (...)
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    Religious Belief and ‘Reductionism’ When is an Analysis of Religious Belief a ‘Reductionist’ Analysis?J. C. Thornton - 1966 - Sophia 5 (3):3-16.
  3. Determinism and Moral Reactive Attitudes.J. C. Thornton - 1969 - Ethics 79 (July):283-297.
  4. The Morality of Nuclear Deterrence.J. C. Thornton - 1986 - Critical Philosophy 3 (1/2):68.
     
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    Miracles and God's Existence.J. C. Thornton - 1984 - Philosophy 59 (228):219 - 229.
    THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT THE HUMEAN "A PRIORI" ATTACK ON MIRACLES IS INTENDED TO SHOW THE INCOHERENCE OF THE NOTION OF A WELL-ATTESTED MIRACULOUS EVENT (NOT THE INCOHERENCE OF THE CONCEPT OF A MIRACLE). THOUGH THIS TYPE OF ATTACK CAN BE PRESENTED IN A POWERFUL FORM, IT SUFFERS FROM AN UNDULY NARROW ASSUMPTION CONCERNING THE NATURE OF EVIDENCE AND EXPLANATION, FOR IT "IS" POSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH IT WOULD BE REASONABLE TO CONCLUDE THAT A MIRACLE HAS OCCURRED. HOWEVER, (...)
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    Reductionism—A Reply to Dr. Mascall.J. C. Thornton - 1967 - Sophia 6 (2):6-8.