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  1. The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology.William Lane Craig & J. P. Moreland (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology.William Lane Craig & J. P. Moreland (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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    In Defense of a Thomistic‐like Dualism.J. P. Moreland - 2018 - In Jonathan J. Loose, Angus J. L. Menuge & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 102–122.
    This chapter discusses author's view a Thomistic‐like dualism. Next, it lays out the details of his position and he argues that it has certain advantages over physicalist treatments of the human person, and, to a lesser degree, over alternate versions of substance dualism. Then, he responds to some objections against his position. He accepts constituent realism regarding properties (and relations), according to which properties (and relations) are universals that, when exemplified (and they need not be to exist), become constituents of (...)
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  4. Bare particulars and individuation reply to Mertz.J. P. Moreland & Timothy Pickavance - 2003 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 81 (1):1 – 13.
    Not long ago, one of us has clarified and defended a bare particular theory of individuation. More recently, D. W. Mertz has raised a set of objections against this account and other accounts of bare particulars and proffered an alternative theory of individuation. He claims to have shown that 'the concept of bare particulars, and consequently substratum ontology that requires it, is untenable.' We disagree with this claim and believe there are adequate responses to the three arguments Mertz raises against (...)
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  5. A conceptualist argument for a spiritual substantial soul.J. P. Moreland - 2013 - Religious Studies 49 (1):35-43.
    I advance a type of conceptualist argument for substance dualism – minimally, the view that we are spiritual substances that have bodies – based on the understandability of what it would be for something to be a spirit, e.g. what it would be for God to be a spirit. After presenting the argument formally, I clarify and defend its various premises with a special focus on what I take to be the most controversial one, namely, if thinking matter is metaphysically (...)
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    The Argument from Consciousness.J. P. Moreland - 2009 - In William Lane Craig & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 282–343.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Section One: The Backdrop for Locating Consciousness in a Naturalist Ontology Section Two: The AC Section Three: John Searle and Contingent Correlation Section Four: Timothy O'Connor and Emergent Necessitation Section Five: Colin McGinn and Mysterian “Naturalism” Conclusion Further Reading References.
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  7. The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism.Jonathan J. Loose, Angus John Louis Menuge & J. P. Moreland (eds.) - 2018 - Oxford, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell.
    A groundbreaking collection of contemporary essays from leading international scholars that provides a balanced and expert account of the resurgent debate about substance dualism and its physicalist alternatives. Substance dualism has for some time been dismissed as an archaic and defeated position in philosophy of mind, but in recent years, the topic has experienced a resurgence of scholarly interest and has been restored to contemporary prominence by a growing minority of philosophers prepared to interrogate the core principles upon which past (...)
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  8. Substance Dualism and the Argument from Self-Awareness.J. P. Moreland - 2011 - Philosophia Christi 13 (1):21-34.
    There are two tasks for any adequate philosophy of mind: (1) articulate one’s position and explain why dualism is the commonsense view; (2) defend one’s position. I believe that there is an argument that simultaneously satisfies both desiderata in a non–ad hoc way and, thus, the argument can thereby claim the virtue of theoretical simplicity in its favor. In what follows, I shall present the argument and defend its most crucial premise, respond to three criticisms that have been raised against (...)
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    Tweaking Dallas Willard's Ontology of the Human Person.J. P. Moreland - 2015 - Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 8 (2):187-202.
    While my own philosophical views are largely in keeping with my mentor, Dallas Willard, nevertheless, I find his conception of the human person puzzling, hard to specify precisely, and prima facie contradictory in a few places. Dallas's central goal in formulating his anthropology was to develop a model that shed light on, allowed for deeper insight into, and fostered interest in spiritual formation, especially the role of the body in spiritual maturation. I share this goal, and agree with most of (...)
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  10. The modal argument and Bailey’s contingent physicalism: a rejoinder.J. P. Moreland - forthcoming - Religious Studies.
    Philosophy is experiencing a resurgence of property (PD) and generic substance dualism (SD). One important argument for SD that has played a role in this resurgence is some version of a modal argument. Until recently, premise (3) of the argument (Possibly, I exist, and no wholly physical objects exist.) has garnered most of the attention by critics. However, more recently, the focus has also been on (2) (Wholly physical objects are essentially, wholly, and intrinsically physical and wholly spiritual substances are (...)
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    Keith Campbell and the trope view of predication.J. P. Moreland - 1989 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67 (4):379 – 393.
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    A Critique of and Alternative to Nancey Murphy’s Christian Physicalism.J. P. Moreland - 2016 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8 (2):107--128.
    For some time now, Nancey Murphy has been a major voice on behalf of a certain form of Christian physicalism. This is a part of her project of reconciling science with Christian faith. In what follows, I shall state and criticize the three central components of her Christian physicalism, followed by a presentation of a dualist alternative along with a clarification of its advantages over Murphy-style physicalism.
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    A Critique of Campbell's Refurbished Nominalism.J. P. Moreland - 2010 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 35 (2):225-246.
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    Was Husserl a nominalist?J. P. Moreland - 1989 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (4):661-674.
  15. Humanness, Personhood, and the Right to Die.J. P. Moreland - 1995 - Faith and Philosophy 12 (1):95-112.
    A widely adopted approach to end-of-life ethical questions fails to make explicit certain crucial metaphysical ideas entailed by it and when those ideas are clarified, then it can be shown to be inadequate. These metaphysical themes cluster around the notions of personal identity, personhood and humanness, and the metaphysics of substance. In order to clarify and critique the approach just mentioned, I focus on the writings of Robert N. Wennberg as a paradigm case by, first, stating his views of personal (...)
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    Issues and Options in Exemplification.J. P. Moreland - 1996 - American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (2):133 - 147.
    In this article I offer a taxonomy of the major issues and options about qualities, quality-instances, and exemplification. So far as I know, this has not been done for some time and the task of offering such a taxonomy is a worthy one in its own right. But such a classification will also show that arguments such as the one above by Grossmann fail to make their case because of the tremendous vari? ety of positions about quality-instances. The mere fact (...)
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  17. Naturalism: A Critical Analysis.William Lane Craig & J. P. Moreland (eds.) - 2000 - New York: Routledge.
    _Naturalism_ provides a rigorous analysis and critique of the major varieties of contemporary philosophical naturalism. The authors advocate the thesis that contemporary naturalism should be abandoned, in light of the serious objections raised against it. Contributors draw on a wide range of topics including: epistemology, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind and agency, and natural theology.
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    Naturalism and Libertarian Agency.J. P. Moreland - 1997 - Philosophy and Theology 10 (2):353-383.
    While most philosophers agree that libertarian agency and naturalism are incompatible, few attempts have been offered to spell out in some detail just why this is the case. My purpose in this article is to fill this gap in the literature by expanding on and clarifying the connection between naturalism as it is widely understood today and the rejection of libertarian agency. To accomplish this end I begin by clarifying different forms of libertarian agency and identity the key philosophical components (...)
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    Nominalism and Abstract Reference.J. P. Moreland - 1990 - American Philosophical Quarterly 27 (4):325 - 334.
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    Substance Dualism and the Unity of Consciousness.J. P. Moreland - 2018 - In Jonathan J. Loose, Angus J. L. Menuge & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 183–207.
    The appearance of consciousness in the world is an amazing and puzzling fact in its own right. Indeed, consciousness is one of the most mystifying features of the cosmos. The unity of consciousness is something that cries out for analysis and explanation as well. This chapter provides a way of relating the three types of unity: objectual phenomenal unity; subject phenomenal unity; and subsumptive phenomenal unity. According to Tim Bayne and David Chalmers, this sort of unity is irrelevant for investigating (...)
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    Introduction.Jonathan J. Loose, Angus J. L. Menuge & J. P. Moreland - 2018 - In Jonathan J. Loose, Angus J. L. Menuge & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 1–21.
    Substance dualism is compatible not only with Cartesian dualism but also with a number of nonCartesian alternatives, including several varieties of Thomistic dualism, William Hasker's emergent subject dualism, and the holistic anthropology of E. J. Lowe. Due to recent developments within the philosophy of mind, a renewed interest in historical and contemporary theories of the soul, and a more careful evaluation of what does and does not follow from neuroscience, substance dualism is back on the table for a serious critical (...)
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  22. Oppy on the Argument from Consciousness: A Rejoinder.J. P. Moreland - 2011 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (1):213 - 226.
    Graham Oppy had criticized my argument for God from consciousness (AC) in my recent book ’Consciousness and the Existence of God’ (N.Y.: Routledge, 2008). In this article I offer a rejoinder to Oppy. Specifically, I respond to his criticisms of my presentation of three forms of AC, and interact with his claims about theism, consciousness and emergent chemical properties.
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    The God Question: An Invitation to a Life of Meaning.J. P. Moreland - 2009 - Eugene: Harvest House.
    A leading evangelical thinker offers this brand-new way of addressing life's most important questions: Does God exist, and can we know Him? J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, abandons traditional didactic apologetics and entices skeptics and dissatisfied believers into a conversation about the emptiness and anxiety so many feel today. He invites them to the abundant life Jesus offers but that so few seem to be experiencing. Moreland shows that people are created by a benevolent (...)
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    Issues and Options in Individuation.J. P. Moreland - 2000 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 60 (1):31-54.
    Construed metaphysically, the problem of individuation is the problem of offering an ontological assay of two entities that share all their pure properties in common so as to offer an account of what makes them distinct particulars. This article provides a survey of the major contemporary attempts to answer this problem. To accomplish this goal, the most important contemporary advocates of each solution is analyzed: the trope nominalism of Keith Campbell, the realism of D. M. Armstrong, the Leibnizian essence view (...)
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    Naturalism, Nominalism, and Husserlain Moments.J. P. Moreland - 2002 - Modern Schoolman 79 (2-3):199-216.
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  26. God and the Argument from Consciousness: A Response to Lim.J. P. Moreland - 2012 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 4 (1):243--251.
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    Searle’s Biological Naturalism and the Argument from Consciousness.J. P. Moreland - 1998 - Faith and Philosophy 15 (1):68-91.
    In recent years, Robert Adams and Richard Swinburne have developed an argument for God’s existence from the reality of mental phenomena. Call this the argument from consciousness (AC). My purpose is to develop and defend AC and to use it as a rival paradigm to critique John Searle’s biological naturalism. The article is developed in three steps. First, two issues relevant to the epistemic task of adjudicating between rival scientific paradigms (basicality and naturalness) are clarified and illustrated. Second, I present (...)
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    The Knowledge Argument Revisited.J. P. Moreland - 2003 - International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2):219-228.
    The literature on the Knowledge Argument exhibits considerable confusion about the precise nature of the argument. I contend that a clarification of the essence of self-presenting properties provides an explanation of this confusion such that the confusion itself is evidence for dualism. I also claim that Mary gains six different sorts of knowledge after gaining sight, and I show how this claim provides a response to a physicalist undercutting defeater for the Knowledge Argument. I try to show that this defeater (...)
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    Conceivability, Rational Intuition, and Metaphysical Possibility.J. P. Moreland - 2022 - International Philosophical Quarterly 62 (2):141-160.
    The purpose of this article is to provide a case against certain claims made by modal skeptics with a specific application to the debate about whether conceivability is the right notion to employ in justifying the move from some state of affairs being conceivable to its being metaphysically possible. Does conceivability provide adequate, defeasible grounds for inferring metaphysical possibility? If not, is there a better approach that employs a replacement for conceivability? I argue that conceivability should be abandoned in favor (...)
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  30. Debating Christian Theism.J. P. Moreland, K. A. Sweis & Ch V. Meister (eds.) - 2013 - Oxford Univ. Press.
     
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    Mental vs. Top-Down Causation: Sic et Non.J. P. Moreland - 2013 - Philosophia Christi 15 (1):133-147.
    I criticize the view that top-down causation is a proper model for depicting and justifying belief in mental causation. When properly interpreted, I believe that there are no clear examples of top-down causation, and there is a persuasive case against it. In order to defend these claims, I, first, clarify three preliminary considerations; second, undermine alleged examples of top-down causation; third, present a case for why there is no top-down mental causation; fourth, explain an important option for moving forward in (...)
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    Love Your God with All Your Mind: The Role of Reason in the Life of the Soul.J. P. Moreland - 2012 - Colorado Springs: NavPress.
    What part does reason play when we share our beliefs with others? And how can using our God-given intellect help in our own spiritual development?
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    Naturalism: A Critical Analysis.William Lane Craig & J. P. Moreland (eds.) - 2000 - New York: Routledge.
    Naturalism provides a rigorous analysis and critique of the major varieties of contemporary philosophical naturalism. The authors advocate the thesis that contemporary naturalism should be abandoned, in light of the serious objections raised against it. Contributors draw on a wide range of topics including: epistemology, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind and agency, and natural theology.
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    An Enduring Self.J. P. Moreland - 1988 - Process Studies 17 (3):193-199.
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    An Enduring Self.J. P. Moreland - 1988 - Process Studies 17 (3):193-199.
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    Body, Soul & Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate.J. P. Moreland - 2001 - Philosophia Christi 3 (1):276-278.
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    Christian Materialism and the Parity Thesis Revisited.J. P. Moreland - 2000 - International Philosophical Quarterly 40 (4):423-440.
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  38. God and the Argument from Consciousness: A Reply to Lim.J. P. Moreland - 2012 - European Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 4 (1):243-251.
    Recently, Daniel Lim has published a thoughtful critique of one form of my argument for the existence of God from consciousness (hereafter, AC). After stating his presentation of the relevant contours of my argument, I shall present the main components of his critique, followed by my response. Since one purpose of my publications of AC has been to foster discussion about a neglected argument for God’s existence, I am thankful to Lim for his interesting article and the chance to further (...)
     
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    Hud Hudson’s 4DPartism and Human Persons.J. P. Moreland - 2003 - Philosophia Christi 5 (2):545-553.
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    Libertarian Agency and the Craig/Grünbaum Debate about Theistic Explanation of the Initial Singularity.J. P. Moreland - 1997 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 71 (4):539-554.
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    Miracles, Agency, and Theistic Science.J. P. Moreland - 2002 - Philosophia Christi 4 (1):139-160.
    Steve Cowan had criticized my defense of theistic science on four grounds: (1) my critique of compatibilism attacks a straw man; (2) libertarianism cannot meet some of the conditions for responsible action; (3) attributing libertarian agency to God has the unacceptable implication that God can do evil; and (4) we don’t need libertarianism to provide a model of divine actions sufficient to justify the scientific detectability of miracles. I clarify and respond to these points in the order listed and conclude (...)
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    Mumford on Phenomenology and Beginning of Life Ethics.J. P. Moreland - 2017 - Philosophia Christi 19 (1):193-205.
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    Matters of the Mind.J. P. Moreland - 2003 - Philosophia Christi 5 (2):609-613.
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  44. Metaphysical Perspectives by Nicholas Rescher.J. P. Moreland - 2018 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (1):151-153.
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    My Retrospective and Prospective Musings on the Evangelical Philosophical Society.J. P. Moreland - 2019 - Philosophia Christi 21 (1):7-10.
    This article reflects on three issues: the past twenty years of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, ideas for EPS's future, and some words of advice to my younger EPS colleagues. Regarding, I identify four values that were central to the rebirth of the EPS and that have guided us for twenty years. Regarding, I issue a warning and a challenge. Regarding, I provide three words of advice for keeping us on course.
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    Madell’s Rejection of a Substantial, Immaterial Self.J. P. Moreland - 1999 - Philosophia Christi 1 (1):111-114.
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    Oppy on the Argument from Consciousness.J. P. Moreland - 2012 - Faith and Philosophy 29 (1):70-83.
    Graham Oppy has launched the most effective criticism to date of an argument for God’s existence from the existence of irreducible mental states or theirregular correlation with physical states (AC). I seek to undercut Oppy’s central defeaters of AC. In particular, I argue, first, that Oppy has not provided successful defeaters against the use of a distinctive form of explanation—personal explanation—employed in premise (3) of AC; second, I expose a confusion on Oppy’s part with respect to AC’s premise (5), and (...)
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    Postmodernism and the Intelligent Design Movement.J. P. Moreland - 1999 - Philosophia Christi 1 (2):97-101.
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    Philosophy of Mind.J. P. Moreland - 1999 - Philosophia Christi 1 (1):133-136.
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    Resemblance Extreme Nominalism and Infinite Regress Arguments.J. P. Moreland - 2003 - Modern Schoolman 80 (2):85-98.
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