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  1. Substance: Its Nature and Existence.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 1996 - New York: Routledge. Edited by Gary S. Rosenkrantz.
    Substance has been a leading idea in the history of Western philosophy. _Joshua Hoffman and Gary S. Rosenkrantz_ explain the nature and existence of individual substances, including both living things and inanimate objects. Specifically written for students new to this important and often complex subject, _Substance_ provides both the historical and contemporary overview of the debate. Great Philosophers of the past, such as Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Locke, and Berkeley were profoundly interested in the concept of substance. And, the authors (...)
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    Substance Among Other Categories.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 1994 - Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. Edited by Gary S. Rosenkrantz.
    This book revives a neglected but important topic in philosophy: the nature of substance. The belief that there are individual substances, for example, material objects and persons, is at the core of our common-sense view of the world yet many metaphysicians deny the very coherence of the concept of substance. The authors develop an account of what an individual substance is in terms of independence from other beings. In the process many other important ontological categories are explored: property, event, space, (...)
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  3. The Divine Attributes.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _The Divine Attributes_is an engaging analysis of the God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the perspective of rational theology.
     
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    The Divine Attributes.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _The Divine Attributes_is an engaging analysis of the God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from the perspective of rational theology.
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  5. The Divine Attributes.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 70 (3):742-745.
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  6. Omnipotence.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 2010 - In Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper & Philip L. Quinn (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Religion: Second edition. Blackwell.
     
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    Substance: Its Nature and Existence.Dean W. Zimmerman, Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (1):118.
    This book addresses two basic questions: What is the proper philosophical analysis of the concept of substance? and What kinds of compound substances are there? The second question is mainly addressed by asking what relations among objects are necessary and sufficient for their coming to compose a larger whole. The first 72 pages of the book contain a short history of attempts to answer the first question, and a brief presentation of the analysis the authors defend at length in their (...)
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    Hard and soft facts.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (3):419-434.
  9. Omnipotence.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Omnipotence redux.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 1988 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (2):283-301.
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    What an omnipotent agent can do.Gary Rosenkrantz & Joshua Hoffman - 1980 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 11 (1):1 - 19.
  12. Platonistic theories of universals.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2003 - In Michael J. Loux & Dean W. Zimmerman (eds.), The Oxford handbook of metaphysics. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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  13. Omnipotence.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 1997 - In Charles Taliaferro & Philip Quinn (eds.), A Companion to Philosophy of Religion. Blackwell. pp. 229-236.
     
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    On divine foreknowledge and human freedom.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 1980 - Philosophical Studies 37 (3):289 - 296.
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    ``Hard and Soft Facts".Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 1984 - Philosophical Review 93 (3):419-434.
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    The independence criterion of substance.Gary Rosenkrantz & Joshua Hoffman - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (4):835-853.
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  17. Can God do evil?Joshua Hoffman - 1979 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):213-220.
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    A new theory of comparative and noncomparative justice.Joshua Hoffman - 1993 - Philosophical Studies 70 (2):165 - 183.
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    On Petitionary Prayer.Joshua Hoffman - 1985 - Faith and Philosophy 2 (1):21-29.
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    On the unity of compound things: Living and non-living.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 1998 - Ratio 11 (3):289–315.
    There appear to be at least two kinds of compound physical substances: compound pieces of matter, which have their parts essentially, and living organisms, which do not. Examples of the former are carbon atoms, salt molecules, and pieces of gold; and examples of the latter are protozoa, trees, and cats. Given that there are compound entities of these two kinds, and given that they can be created or destroyed by assembly or disassembly, questions naturally arise about the nature of the (...)
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    The Independence Criterion of Substance.Gary Rosenkrantz & Joshua Hoffman - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (4):835-853.
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  22. Are souls unintelligible?Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 1991 - Philosophical Perspectives 5:183-212.
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    Pike on possible worlds, divine foreknowledge, and human freedom.Joshua Hoffman - 1979 - Philosophical Review 88 (3):433-442.
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    Substantiality.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 23–38.
    This chapter contains section titled: Substance Among Other Categories Substance and Independence Spinoza's Divine Substance.
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    Can God Do Evil?Joshua Hoffman - 1979 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):213-220.
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    The omnipotence paradox, modality, and time.Gary Rosenkrantz & Joshua Hoffman - 1980 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (4):473-479.
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    The Omnipotence Paradox, Modality, and Time.Gary Rosenkrantz & Joshua Hoffman - 1980 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (4):473-479.
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    How to analyse substance: A reply to Schnieder.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2007 - Ratio 20 (1):130–141.
    In a recent issue of this journal, Benjamin Schnieder has presented an objection to the account of individual substance that we have developed and put to various uses in our works on metaphysics. According to Schnieder's objection, our proposal to analyse this notion of substantiality suffers from a special kind of circularity. In this paper, we give two replies to Schnieder's objection. The first is that a successful analysis is not, in fact, required to avoid the sort of circularity about (...)
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    Reply to Eleonore Stump.Joshua Hoffman - 1985 - Faith and Philosophy 2 (1):38-42.
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    Identity and Essence.Joshua Hoffman - 1984 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 44 (3):421-423.
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  31. An Outline of a Defense of a Compatibilist Position on the Free-Will and Determinist Debate.Joshua Hoffman - 1972 - Dissertation, Brandeis University
     
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    Comments on “Miracles and the Laws of Nature”.Joshua Hoffman - 1985 - Faith and Philosophy 2 (4):347-352.
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    Eternality.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 97–110.
    This chapter contains section titled: Temporal Versus Atemporal Eternality A Defense of Temporal Eternality Incorruptibility Versus Immutability.
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    Glossary.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 190–200.
    This chapter contains section titled: Historical Conceptions of the Divine God as a Maximally Great Being.
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    Incorporeality.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 39–74.
    This chapter contains section titled: Spirituality and Omnipresence Are Souls Unintelligible Is Body‐Soul Interaction Unintelligible Divine Simplicity.
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    Introduction to Rational Theology.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 1–8.
    This chapter contains section titled: Notes Bibliography.
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    Must Dispositions Have A Basis?Joshua Hoffman - unknown
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    Mavrodes on defining omnipotence.Joshua Hoffman - 1979 - Philosophical Studies 35 (3):311 - 313.
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    Necessary Existence.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 75–96.
    This chapter contains section titled: Necessity and Contingency Necessary Beings and Contingent Beings Modalities and Possible Worlds Necessary Beings Versus Self‐Existent Beings.
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    Omniscience.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 111–142.
    This chapter contains section titled: Omniscience as Maximal Knowledge The Analysis of Omniscience Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom.
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    Omnipotence.Joshua Hoffman & Gary Rosenkrantz - 2010 - In Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper & Philip L. Quinn (eds.), A Companion to Philosophy of Religion. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 243–250.
    This chapter contains sections titled: What Omnipotence Signifies The Riddle of the Stone Further Limitations on the Power of an Omnipotent Agent Are Divine Omnipotence and Moral Perfection Compatible? Works cited.
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    Omnipotence.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 166–178.
    This chapter contains section titled: Maximal Power and the Uniqueness of God What an Omnipotent Agent Can Do The Analysis of Omnipotence Divine Omnibenevolence, Omnipotence, and Freedom.
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    Perfect Goodness, Perfect Virtue, and Moral Admirability.Joshua Hoffman & Gary S. Rosenkrantz - 2002 - In The Divine Attributes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 143–165.
    This chapter contains section titled: God and the Nature of Morality Perfect Goodness and Consequences Perfect Virtue and Moral Rules Maximal Greatness and Moral Admirability.
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    Swinburne on omnipotence.Joshua Hoffman - 1984 - Sophia 23 (2):36-40.
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    Problem section.Alan J. Nelson, Joshua Hoffman & Robert Hoffman - 1979 - Philosophia 8 (4):847-851.
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    Omnipotence and Conjunctive States of Affairs.Gary Rosenkrantz & Joshua Hoffman - 1978 - Philosophy Research Archives 4:348-359.
    Certain philosophers have attacked the problem of defining omnipotence by arguing that the following provides at least the core of a successful definition:(Dl) x is omnipotent = df. (s)(it is possible for some agent to bring about s->-x has the ability to bring about s).In Dl, x ranges over agents and s over states of affairs.Despite the intuitive plausibility of Dl, it has been argued that certain conjunctive states of affairs provide counterexamples to Dl, for example:(si) A ball moves at (...)
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    Collective Responsibility. [REVIEW]Joshua Hoffman - 1992 - Teaching Philosophy 15 (3):282-284.
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    Collective Responsibility. [REVIEW]Joshua Hoffman - 1992 - Teaching Philosophy 15 (3):282-284.
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    "Identity and Essence" by Baruch Brody. [REVIEW]Joshua Hoffman - 1984 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 44 (3):421.
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  50. Metametaphysics and Substance: Two Case Studies. [REVIEW]Joshua Hoffman - 2011 - Axiomathes 21 (4):491-505.
    This paper examines an often-ignored aspect of the evaluation of metaphysical analyses, namely, their ontological commitments. Such evaluations are part of metaphysical methodology, and reflection on this methodology is itself part of metametaphysics. I will develop a theory for assessing what these commitments are, and then I will apply it to an important historical and an important contemporary metaphysical analysis of the concept of an individual substance (i.e., an object, or thing). I claim that in evaluating metaphysical analyses, we should (...)
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