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Kirk Lougheed
McMaster University
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    Anti-Theism and the Objective Meaningful Life Argument.Kirk Lougheed - 2017 - Dialogue 56 (2).
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  2. Pro-Theism and the Added Value of Morally Good Agents.Myron Penner & Kirk Lougheed - 2015 - Philosophia Christi 17:53-69.
     
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  3. Indirect Epistemic Reasons and Religious Belief.Kirk Lougheed & Robert Mark Simpson - 2017 - Religious Studies 53 (2):151-169.
    If believing P will result in epistemically good outcomes, does this generate an epistemic reason to believe P, or just a pragmatic reason? Conceiving of such reasons as epistemic reasons seems to lead to absurdity, e.g. by allowing that someone can rationally hold beliefs that conflict with her assessment of her evidence’s probative force. We explain how this and other intuitively unwelcome results can be avoided. We also suggest a positive case for conceiving of such reasons as epistemic reasons, namely, (...)
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    The Epistemic Value of Deep Disagreements.Kirk Lougheed - 2018 - Informal Logic 38 (2):263-292.
    In the epistemology of disagreement literature an underdeveloped argument defending the claim that an agent need not conciliate when she becomes aware of epistemic peer disagreement is based on the idea that there are epistemic benefits to be gained from disagreement. Such benefits are unobtainable if an agent conciliates in the face of peer disagreement. I argue that there are good reasons to embrace this line of argument at least in inquiry-related contexts. In argumentation theory a deep disagreement occurs when (...)
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    The Axiological Solution to Divine Hiddenness.Kirk Lougheed - forthcoming - Ratio.
    Philosophers have recently wondered whether the value impact of the existence of God on the world would be positive, negative, or neutral. Thus far discussions have distinguished between the value God's impact would have overall, in certain respects, and/or for particular individuals. A commonality amongst the various positions that have been taken up is to focus on the goods and drawbacks associated with both theism and atheism. Goods associated with atheism include things like privacy, independence, and autonomy. I argue that (...)
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    Divine Creation, Modal Collapse, and the Theistic Multiverse.Kirk Lougheed - 2014 - Sophia 53 (4):435-446.
    Either a ‘best world’ scenario is true or a ‘no best world’ scenario is true. In a ‘best world’ scenario, God actualizes a world that is unsurpassable. In a ‘no best world’ scenario, for any possible world God actualizes, God could have actualized a better world. A ‘no best world’ scenario precludes theism, so the theist should endorse a ‘best world’ scenario. However, a ‘best world’ scenario leads to the highly counter-intuitive conclusion of modal collapse: the position that nothing could (...)
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    Intuitive Knowing as Spiritual Experience PHILLIP H. WIEBE New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015; 226 Pp.; $100.00. [REVIEW]Kirk Lougheed - 2017 - Dialogue 56 (3):605-606.
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    Klaas J. Kraay, Ed.: God and the Multiverse: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives.Kirk Lougheed - 2015 - Faith and Philosophy 32 (4):480-484.
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    Leibniz, God and Necessity Griffin Michael V. Cambridge University Press, 2013; XI + 195 Pp.; $80.00 (Hardback). [REVIEW]Kirk Lougheed - 2013 - Dialogue 52 (3):607-608.
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    Disagreement Bryan Frances Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014; 214 Pp,; $20.34. [REVIEW]Kirk Lougheed - 2015 - Dialogue 54 (3):563-564.
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    No Title Available: Dialogue.Kirk Lougheed - 2013 - Dialogue 52 (3):607-608.
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  12. The Role of Idealized Cases in the Epistemology of Disagreement.Kirk Lougheed - 2017 - Southwest Philosophy Review 33 (2):251-270.
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