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    Hume’s Criticism of the Argument From Design.Leon Pearl - 1970 - The Monist 54 (2):270-284.
    This paper is concerned with the question: ‘Did Philo in Hume’s Dialogues succeed in undermining Cleanthes’ argument from design?’ Hume’s commentators have differed on their answers. Norman Kemp Smith speaks of Philo’s destructive criticism as “final and complete.” And Professor Bernard Williams, in a recent symposium devoted to Hume, says that “although the argument from Design lingered on through the nineteenth century, and even to the present time, Hume undermined it in a thoroughgoing and definitive manner.” Professor Alvin Plantinga, on (...)
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    Miracles: The Case for Theism.Leon Pearl - 1988 - American Philosophical Quarterly 25 (4):331 - 337.
    IN THE PAPER THERE IS AN ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH THE FOLLOWING THREE PROPOSITIONS: (1) THE CONCEPT OF MIRACLE IS NOT DEFECTIVE; (2) MIRACLES ARE NOT OBSTACLES TO SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS; (3) THE BEST EXPLANATION FOR THE OCCURRENCE OF CERTAIN RADICAL ANOMALOUS EVENTS IS THAT THE AGENCY OF A SUPERNATURAL BEING WAS PART OF THEIR CAUSE. THE ARGUMENT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVE GOD’S EXISTENCE FROM MIRACLES, BUT ONLY THAT THERE ARE NO "A PRIORI" OBSTACLES TO SUCH A PROOF. THERE COULD BE (...)
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    Action Theory.Leon Pearl - 1977 - International Studies in Philosophy 9:111-112.
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    Promises, Morals and Law.Leon Pearl - 1984 - International Studies in Philosophy 16 (1):72-73.
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    Religious and Secular Beliefs.Leon Pearl - 1960 - Mind 69 (275):408-412.
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    The Misuse of Anselm's Formula for God's Perfection.Leon Pearl - 1986 - Religious Studies 22 (3-4):355 - 365.
    Recently there have been a number of attempts at showing that God's attributes are conceptually defective . Foremost among the attributes singled out for criticism is omnipotence. But critics have also questioned the logical compatibility of omniscience and immutability and also omnipotence and omniscience.
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    Socrates and Legal Obligation.Leon Pearl - 1983 - International Studies in Philosophy 15 (1):72-73.
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    Miracles and Theism.Leon Pearl - 1988 - Religious Studies 24 (4):483 - 495.
    Recently there have been in the journals a large number of papers on miracles. The issue debated centred on whether miracles, as violations of natural law by a deity, are possible. Alstair McKinnon, George D. Chryssides and P. S. Wadia contend that the concept of a violation of natural law is defective. Others like Guy Robinson and Malcolm Diamonds claim that the acceptance of miracles constitutes a challenge to scientific autonomy. There have also been defenders of miracles, to name just (...)
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    Public Sorrow and Private Pleasure.Leon Pearl - 1977 - International Studies in Philosophy 9:189-190.
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    A Reply to Julian Wolfe's Criticism.Leon Pearl - 1972 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 33 (2):269.
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    Is Theaetetus Dreaming?Leon Pearl - 1970 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 31 (1):108-113.
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    God Had to Create the World.Leon Pearl - 1994 - Religious Studies 30 (3):331 - 333.
    In a recent paper T. D. J. Chappell advances the thesis that orthodox Christianity is incompatible with consequentialism. 1 His thesis is grounded on a number of premises; I shall, however, confine my criticism to only one of them, i.e. a consequentialist God could not possibly have created a world. Here is his argument.
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    Action Theory.Leon Pearl - 1977 - International Studies in Philosophy 9:111-112.
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    Objective and Subjective Duty.Leon Pearl - 1971 - Mind 80 (319):413-417.
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    A. D. Woozley., Law and Obedience. The Arguments of Plato's Crito. [REVIEW]Leon Pearl - 1982 - International Studies in Philosophy 14 (1):115-117.
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    Evelyn Urban Shirk 1918-1997.Thelma Z. Lavine, Leon Pearl & Beth J. Singer - 1998 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 71 (5):154 -.
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    Joseph Lalumia 1916-1996.Leon Pearl - 1997 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 70 (5):155 - 156.
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    A Puzzle About Necessary Being.Leon Pearl - 1990 - Philosophy 65 (252):229 - 231.
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    Public Sorrow and Private Pleasure. [REVIEW]Leon Pearl - 1977 - International Studies in Philosophy 9:189-190.
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  20. Four Philosophical Problems: God, Freedom, Mind, and Perception.Leon Pearl - 1963 - New York: Harper & Row.
  21. The Rationalist Moral Argument of Richard Price.Leon Pearl - 1957 - Dissertation, New York University