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    Identity and the composite Christ: an incarnational dilemma: ROBIN LE POIDEVIN.Robin Le Poidevin - 2009 - Religious Studies 45 (2):167-186.
    One way of understanding the reduplicative formula ‘Christ is, qua God, omniscient, but qua man, limited in knowledge’ is to take the occurrences of the ‘ qua ’ locution as picking out different parts of Christ: a divine part and a human part. But this view of Christ as a composite being runs into paradox when combined with the orthodox understanding of the Incarnation, according to which Christ is identical to the second person of the Trinity. In response, we have (...)
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  2. Time and the Static Image: Robin Le Poidevin.Robin Le Poidevin - 1997 - Philosophy 72 (280):175-188.
    Photographs, paintings, rigid sculptures: all these provide examples of static images. It is true that they change—photographs fade, paintings darken and sculptures crumble—but what change they undergo is irrelevant to their representational content. A static image is one that represents by virtue of properties which remain largely unchanged throughout its existence. Because of this defining feature, according to a long tradition in aesthetics, a static image can only represent an instantaneous moment, or to be more exact the state of affairs (...)
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    Internal and External Questions about God: ROBIN LE POIDEVIN.Robin Le Poidevin - 1995 - Religious Studies 31 (4):485-500.
    Characteristic of metaphysics are general questions of existence, such as ‘Are there numbers?’ This kind of question is the target of Carnap's argument for deflationism, to the effect that general existential questions, if taken at face value, are meaningless. This paper considers deflationism in a theological context, and argues that the question ‘Does God exist?’ can appropriately be grouped with the ‘metaphysical’ questions attacked by Carnap. Deflationism thus has the surprising consequence that the correct approach to theism is that of (...)
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  4. The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation.Robin Le Poidevin - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
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  5. Travels in Four Dimensions: The Enigmas of Space and Time.Robin Le Poidevin - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    Space and time are the most fundamental features of our experience of the world, and yet they are also the most perplexing. Does time really flow, or is that simply an illusion? Did time have a beginning? What does it mean to say that time has a direction? Does space have boundaries, or is it infinite? Is change really possible? Could space and time exist in the absence of any objects or events? What, in the end, are space and time? (...)
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  6. Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.Robin Le Poidevin - 1996 - Routledge.
    Arguing for Atheism introduces a wide range of topics in the philosophy of religion and metaphysics. Robin Le Poidevin does not simply defend a denial of God's existence; he presents instead a way of intepreting religious discourse which allows us to make sense of the role of religion in our spiritual and moral lives. Ideal as a textbook for university courses in the philosophy of religion and metaphysics, Arguing for Atheism is also designed to be accessible, in its (...)
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    Change, Cause and Contradiction: A Defence of the Tenseless Theory of Time.Robin Le Poidevin - 1991 - St. Martin's Press.
  8. The experience and perception of time.Robin Le Poidevin - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction.Robin Le Poidevin - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    What is agnosticism? Is it a belief, or just the absence of belief? What is the 'agnostic' principle? Robin Le Poidevin takes a philosophical approach to the issue of agnosticism, challenging some of the common assumptions, arguing in favour of the agnostic attitude, and considering its place in society and education.
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    Arguing for Atheism: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion.Robin Le Poidevin - 1996 - Routledge.
    Instead of simply defending a denial of God's existence Le Poidevin presents instead a way of interpreting religious discourse which allows us to make sense of the role of religion in our spiritual and moral lives.
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    Questions of Time and Tense.Robin Le Poidevin (ed.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    This book brings together new essays on a major focus of debate in contemporary metaphysics: does time really pass, or is our ordinary experience of time as consisting of past, present, and future an illusion? The international contributors broaden this debate by demonstrating the importance of questions about the nature of time for philosophical issues in ethics, aesthetics, psychology, science, religion, and language.
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    The Philosophy of Time.Robin Le Poidevin & Murray MacBeath (eds.) - 1993 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume provides a balanced set of reviews which introduce the central topics in the philosophy of time. This is the first introductory anthology on the subject to appear for many years; the contributors are distinguished, and two of the essays are specially written for this collection. In their introduction, the editors summarize the background to the debate, and show the relevance of issues in the philosophy of time for other branches of philosophy and for science. Contributors include J.M.E. McTaggart, (...)
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  13. Questions of Time and Tense.Robin Le Poidevin - 2001 - Noûs 35 (4):616-629.
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  14. Questions of Time and Tense.Robin Le Poidevin - 2001 - Mind 110 (437):218-222.
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    II*—Egocentric and Objective Time.Robin Le Poidevin - 1999 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 99 (1):19-36.
    Robin Le Poidevin; II*—Egocentric and Objective Time, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 99, Issue 1, 1 June 1999, Pages 19–36, https://doi.org/10.
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    Missing Elements and Missing Premises: A Combinatorial Argument for the Ontological Reduction of Chemistry.Robin Le Poidevin - 2005 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (1):117-134.
    Does chemistry reduce to physics? If this means ‘Can we derive the laws of chemistry from the laws of physics?’, recent discussions suggest that the answer is ‘no’. But sup posing that kind of reduction—‘epistemological reduction’—to be impossible, the thesis of ontological reduction may still be true: that chemical properties are determined by more fundamental properties. However, even this thesis is threatened by some objections to the physicalist programme in the philosophy of mind, objections that generalize to the chemical case. (...)
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  17. Time without change (in three steps).Robin Le Poidevin - 2010 - American Philosophical Quarterly 47 (2):171-180.
    Forty years after it first appeared, Sidney Shoemaker's much-read article, "Time without Change" , with its striking thought experiment, still dominates discussions of this intriguing topic. And rightly so: it is imaginative, subtle, and controversial. But times have changed, as they do, and in particular, the epistemological context in which Shoemaker was writing, overshadowed as it was by verificationism, no longer constrains our thinking as once it did. This is the age of bold and unashamedly realist metaphysical argument, in which (...)
     
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  18. The Past, Present, and Future of the Debate about Tense.Robin Le Poidevin - 2002 - In Questions of Time and Tense. Clarendon Press.
     
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    Theistic discourse and fictional truth.Robin Le Poidevin - 2003 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 3:271-284.
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    Change, Cause and Contradiction.Robin Le Poidevin - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (176):406-409.
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    Religious Fictionalism.Robin Le Poidevin - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    This Element is an introduction to contemporary religious fictionalism, its motivation and challenges. Among the issues raised are: can religion be viewed as a game of make-believe? In what ways does religious fictionalism parallel positions often labelled 'fictionalist' in ethics and metaphysics? Does religious fictionalism represent an advance over its rivals? Can fictionalism provide an adequate understanding of the characteristic features of the religious life, such as worship, prayer, moral commitment? Does fictionalism face its own version of the problem of (...)
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  22. Multiple incarnations and distributed persons.Robin Le Poidevin - 2011 - In Anna Marmodoro & Jonathan Hill (eds.), The Metaphysics of the Incarnation. Oxford University Press.
     
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    The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics.Robin Le Poidevin (ed.) - 2009 - Routledge.
    The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics is an outstanding, comprehensive and accessible guide to the major themes, thinkers, and issues in metaphysics. The Companion features over fifty specially commissioned chapters from international scholars which are organized into three clear parts: History of Metaphysics Ontology Metaphysics and Science. Each section features an introduction which places the range of essays in context, while an extensive glossary allows easy reference to key terms and definitions. The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics is essential reading for students (...)
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  24. A puzzle concerning time perception.Robin le Poidevin - 2004 - Synthese 142 (1):109-142.
    According to a plausible and influential account of perceptual knowledge, the truth-makers of beliefs that constitute perceptual knowledge must feature in the causal explanation of how we acquire those beliefs. However, this account runs into difficulties when it tries to accommodate time perception -- specifically perception of order and duration -- since the features we are apparently tracking in such perception are not causal. The central aim of the paper is to solve this epistemological puzzle. Two strategies are examined. The (...)
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    Continuants and Continuity.Robin Le Poidevin - 2000 - The Monist 83 (3):381 - 398.
    Are we the people we were? If we are continuants, then the answer to this question is an affirmative one. But it is a moot point whether anything is a continuant. The debate over this issue—of whether there are such things as continuants—is often conducted in the context of theories concerning the apparent passage of time. Thus it has been argued that the tenseless theory of time, according to which time does not really pass, forces us to tear down part (...)
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    Continuants and Continuity.Robin Le Poidevin - 2000 - The Monist 83 (3):381-398.
    Are we the people we were? If we are continuants, then the answer to this question is an affirmative one. But it is a moot point whether anything is a continuant. The debate over this issue—of whether there are such things as continuants—is often conducted in the context of theories concerning the apparent passage of time. Thus it has been argued that the tenseless theory of time, according to which time does not really pass, forces us to tear down part (...)
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    Fiction and the Agnostic.Robin Le Poidevin - 2020 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (3):163-181.
    Consider the agnostic who thinks that reason and evidence are neutral on the question of God’s existence, and as a result neither believes that God exists nor believes that God does not exist. Can such an agnostic live a genuinely religious life – even one in which God is the central animating idea? They might do so by accepting Pascal’s Wager: the expected rewards will always be greater if one bets on God’s existence than if one does not. Or they (...)
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    Worlds within worlds? The paradoxes of embedded fiction.Robin Le Poidevin - 1995 - British Journal of Aesthetics 35 (3):227-238.
  29. Playing the God game : the perils of religious fictionalism.Robin Le Poidevin - 2016 - In Andrei A. Buckareff & Yujin Nagasawa (eds.), Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine. Oxford University Press.
     
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  30. Perception and time.Robin Le Poidevin - 2015 - In Mohan Matthen (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Perception. Oxford University Press UK.
     
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    Relationism and temporal topology: Physics or metaphysics?Robin Le Poidevin - 1990 - Philosophical Quarterly 40 (161):419-432.
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    Time, Death and the Atheist.Robin Le Poidevin - 1995 - Cogito 9 (2):145-152.
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    Space and the chiral molecule.Robin Le Poidevin - 2000 - In Nalini Bhushan & Stuart Rosenfeld (eds.), Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry. New York: Oxford University Press.
  34. The Principle of Reciprocity and a Proof of the Non-simultaneity of Cause and Effect.Robin le Poidevin - 1988 - Ratio:152.
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    Space, Supervenience and Substantivalism.Robin Le Poidevin - 2004 - Analysis 64 (3):191 - 198.
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    Time and space by Barry Dainton. Chesham: Acumen, 2001. Pp. XIV+386 hardcover £45. Paperback £18.95.Robin Le Poidevin - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (3):486-490.
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  37. Can beliefs be caused by their truth-makers?Robin Le Poidevin - 1999 - Analysis 59 (3):148-156.
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    Time and Space. [REVIEW]Robin Le Poidevin - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (3):486-490.
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    Action at a distance.Robin Le Poidevin - 2007 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 61:21-36.
    In the broadest sense of the phrase, there is action at a distance whenever there is a spatial or temporal gap between a cause and its effect. In this sense, it is not at all controversial that there is action at a distance. To cite a few instances: the page a few inches in front of you is impinging on your senses; the Sun is now warming the Earth; we are still living with the consequences of the Second World War. (...)
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  40. Are We the Outcome of Chance or Design?Robin Le Poidevin - 2008 - In Andrew Eshleman (ed.), Readings in the Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West. Blackwell.
     
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    Autonomous Agents or God’s Automata?: Human freedom from the divine perspective.Robin Le Poidevin - 1995 - Cogito 9 (1):35-41.
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    The chemistry of space.Robin Le Poidevin - 1994 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (1):77 – 88.
  43. Introduction: hat is metaphysics?Robin Le Poidevin - 2009 - In The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
     
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  44. Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics: Volume 62.Robin Le Poidevin (ed.) - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    What is it for an object to persist through time? Do things have essences? What is the relation between an object and its parts? Are objects more real than their parts, or vice versa? Could there be spatio-temporally coincident objects? Do we need an ontology of truth-makers? These interrelated questions reflect the central concerns of contemporary metaphysics, which in recent years has seen an intensification of interest in ontological issues. They are the focus of the essays collected in this volume, (...)
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  45. 'Eternity Shut in a Span': The Times of God Incarnate.Robin Le Poidevin - 2017 - Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 8:207-226.
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  46. The impossibility of God?Robin Le Poidevin - 2008 - In Paul Copan & Chad V. Meister (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues. Blackwell.
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  47. Why I am agnostic.Robin Le Poidevin - 2022 - In Mark A. Lamport (ed.), The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Philosophy and Religion. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  48. David Cockburn, Other Times: Philosophical Perspectives on Past, Present and Future, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. xvi+ 355,£ 40.00. [REVIEW]Robin Le Poidevin - 1999 - Philosophical Investigations 22 (1).
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  49. Being: Developments in Contemporary Metaphysics.Robin Le Poidevin (ed.) - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    What is it for an object to persist through time? Do things have essences? What is the relation between an object and its parts? Are objects more real than their parts, or vice versa? Could there be spatio-temporally coincident objects? Do we need an ontology of truth-makers? These interrelated questions reflect the central concerns of contemporary metaphysics, which in recent years has seen an intensification of interest in ontological issues. They are the focus of the essays collected in this volume, (...)
     
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    Kenosis, Necessity and Incarnation.Robin Le Poidevin - 2013 - Heythrop Journal 54 (2):214-227.
    The doctrine of the Incarnation faces the following modal challenge: ‘The Son, as God, exists of necessity; Jesus, as man, exists only contingently. Therefore they cannot be one and the same.’ On the face it, the kenotic model, on which the Son gave up some of the divine properties at the Incarnation, cannot help to meet this challenge, since the suggestion that the Son gave up necessary existence implies that the necessity in question was only contingent, and this notion makes (...)
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