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    Looking Through Pascal's Window.John T. Mullen - 2013 - Faith and Philosophy 30 (1):26-48.
    This paper is an attempt to draw a time-honored insight from Blaise Pascal, generalize it for contemporary use, and apply it to two topics of general concern to contemporary philosophers of religion. The two topics are the status of evolutionary biology as evidence for Philosophical Naturalism, and biological versions of the problem of evil (I focus specifically on the problem of long ages of animal suffering). The “Pascalian” insight is that God wants human beings to be in a state of (...)
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  2. Kierkegaard's Philosophy: Self Deception and Cowardice in the Present Age.John Mullen - 1995 - Upa.
    Some philosophers we read to discover the nature of the universe. Others we read to discover the nature of ourselves. In the second group, Soren Kierkegaard stands alone as a towering figure, a man who revolutionized our concept of the human condition. His insights go to the core of the dilemmas that haunt the modern mind and spirit.
     
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    Can Evolutionary Psychology Confirm Original Sin?John T. Mullen - 2007 - Faith and Philosophy 24 (3):268-283.
    Christian responses to the developing field of evolutionary psychology tend to be defensive, focusing on the task of showing that Christians have not beenpresented with any reason to abandon any central beliefs of the Christian faith. A more positive response would seek to show that evolutionary psychologycan provide some sort of epistemic support for one or more distinctively Christian doctrines. This paper is an attempt to supply such a response by focusing on the distinctively Christian doctrine of original sin, which (...)
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    Nature, Nurture, and Individual Change.John D. Mullen - 2006 - Behavior and Philosophy 34:1 - 17.
    Determining the degree to which persistent human behaviors and traits are the result of genetics or environment is important for a host of theoretical reasons in psychology. This article asks whether the results of such determinations are relevant to the practical tasks of individual change as attempted, for example, through therapy, parenting techniques, or self-transformation. Examples from the psychological literature on happiness or "subjective well-being" illustrate the common idea that a trait being largely genetic implies that it is more difficult (...)
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    Does the Logic of Preference Rest on a Mistake?John D. Mullen - 1979 - Metaphilosophy 10 (3-4):247-255.
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  6. Utility Theories: Measurements and Applications.Ward Edwards & John D. Mullen - 1994 - Philosophy of Science 61 (3):487-490.
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    A. C. Michalos' "Postulates of Rational Preference".John D. Mullen - 1970 - Philosophy of Science 37 (4):618-619.
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    Between the Aesthetic and the Ethical: Kierkegaard's Either/Or.John D. Mullen - 1979 - Philosophy Today 23 (1):84-94.
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  9. Design Arguments Within a "Reidian" Epistemology.John T. Mullen - 2004 - Dissertation, University of Notre Dame
    Most of the contemporary literature regarding teleology or design in nature assumes that we human beings make some sort of tacit inference when we form "design beliefs" person is causally relevant to the occurrence of some event). It is often held that this inference occurs so quickly that we are unaware of the inferential process. Attempts to reconstruct this inference have met with varying degrees of success, but none of them seem to match the strength with which ordinary design beliefs (...)
     
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    Practical Rationality and Idiosyncratic Beliefs.John T. Mullen - 2005 - Faith and Philosophy 22 (4):460-468.
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    Spontaneous Generation: Design Beliefs and Proper Cognitive Function.John T. Mullen - 2005 - Philosophia Christi 7 (2):345 - 367.
    It is commonly assumed that there is some sort of tacit ’inference’ involved when we form the belief that intentional activity on the part of some (perhaps unidentified) person is causally relevant to the occurrence of some event. Against this "inferential model" of design belief formation I argue that in many ordinary cases we do not ’infer’ design beliefs at all, but that they form spontaneously and ’properly’ whenever certain conditions are met. This alternative model has a respectable historical precedent, (...)
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    The German Romantic Background of Kierkegaard’s Psychology.John D. Mullen - 1978 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 16 (1):649-660.
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    Utility Theories: Measurements and Applications. Ward Edwards.John Mullen - 1994 - Philosophy of Science 61 (3):489-490.
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    Ecosocial Philosophy of Education: Ecologizing the Opinionated Self.Jani Pulkki, Jan Varpanen & John Mullen - forthcoming - Studies in Philosophy and Education:1-18.
    While human beings generally act prosocially towards one another — contra a Hobbesian “war of all against all” — this basic social courtesy tends not to be extended to our relations with the more-than-human world. Educational philosophy is largely grounded in a worldview that privileges human-centered conceptions of the self, valuing its own opinions with little regard for the ecological realities undergirding it. This hyper-separation from the ‘society of all beings’ is a foundational cause of our current ecological crises. In (...)
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    Strange Loops, Oedipal Logic, and an Apophatic Ecology: Reimagining Critique in Environmental Education.Antti Saari & John Mullen - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-10.
    There are currently two broad forms of critique undergirding environmental education theories: the first is one of subtraction from perceived reality as it seeks to reveal and remove illusions and...
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