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    Appearance in This List Does Not Preclude a Future Review of the Book. Where They Are Known Prices Are Given Either in $ US or in£ UK. Books Which Are Not, Centrally, Academic Philosophy Appear in a Supplementary List at the End. Al Azmeh, Aziz, Ibn Khaldun, London, Routledge, 1990, 191pp., Paper£ 8.95 Aldwinckle, Stella, Christ's Shadow in Plato's Cave, Oxford, The Amate Press. [REVIEW]Leonard Angel, D. M. Armstrong, Cambridge Cambridge & M. C. Banner - 1990 - Mind 99:395.
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    Quintuple Extension: Mind, Body, Humanism, Religion, Secularism.Leonard Angel - 2009 - Zygon 44 (3):699-718.
    Extension of the system that includes the key substrates for sensation, perception, emotion, volition, and cognition, and all representational sources for cognition, supports the view that there is an extended mind and an extended body. These intellectual views can be made practical in a humanist system based on extensions and in religious systems based on extensions. Independently, there is also an institutional extension of secularism. Hence, I maintain, there are five principal forms of extension.
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  3. Universal Self Consciousness Mysticism and the Physical Completeness Principle.Leonard Angel - 2004 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 55 (1):1-29.
    Philosophers promoting a version ofUniversal Self Consciousness mysticism(including Wainwright, Alston, Hick, Wilber andForman) take it that their interpretations ofmysticism are consistent with currentscientific findings. However, their theorieshave been implicitly or explicitly against thecentral claim arising from science, namely, thephysical causal completeness principle. Thereis strong ground to accept physical causalcompleteness for human functioning, and theassessment of physical completeness isindependent of the phenomenology of UniversalSelf Consciousness mystical experience.Further, there is a positive account ofUniversal Self Consciousness mysticism thataccepts physical causal completeness. Such anaccount (...)
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    A Physical Model of Zeno's Dichotomy.Leonard Angel - 2001 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 52 (2):347-358.
    A model of Zeno's dichotomy paradox is presented in Newtonian collision mechanics. One of several resolutions of the paradox illustrates the point that even in Newtonian ontology there is a spacetime weave. In a Newtonian system in which the base rules permit only spatial contact interactions, we find the mechanical emergence of action-at-a-distance effects.
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    Evens and Odds in Newtonian Collision Mechanics.Leonard Angel - 2005 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 56 (1):179-188.
    can prevent non-contact interactions in Newtonian collision mechanics. The proposal is weakened by the apparent arbitrariness of what will be shown as the requirement of only an odd number of sets of some ex nihilo-created self-exciting particles. There is, however, an initial condition such that, without the ex nihilo self-exciting particles, either there is a contradictory outcome, or there is a non-contact configuration law, or there are odds versus evens indeterminacies. With the various odds versus evens arbitrarinesses and other such (...)
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  6. Is There Adequate Empirical Evidence for Reincarnation? An Analysis of Ian Stevenson’s Work.Leonard Angel - 2015 - In Keith Augustine & Michael Martin (eds.), The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 575-583.
    This article reviews the research of “top rebirth scientist” Ian Stevenson on spontaneous past-life memory cases, focusing on three key problems with Stevenson’s work. First, his research of entirely anecdotal case reports contains a number of errors and omissions. Second, like other reincarnation researchers, Stevenson has done no controlled experimental work on such cases; yet only such research could ever resolve whether the correspondences found between a child’s statements and a deceased person’s life exceed what we might find by chance. (...)
     
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    Compositional Science and Religious Philosophy.Leonard Angel - 2005 - Religious Studies 41 (2):125-143.
    Religious thought often assumes that the principle of physical causal completeness (PCC) is false. But those who explicitly deny or doubt PCC, including William Alston, W. D. Hart, Tim Crane, Paul Moser and David Yandell, Charles Taliaferro, Keith Yandell, Dallas Willard, William Vallicella, Frank Dilley, and, recently, David Chalmers, have ignored not only the explicit but also the implicit grounds for acceptance of PCC. I review the explicit grounds, and extend the hitherto implicit grounds, which together constitute a greater challenge (...)
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    Mystical Naturalism.Leonard Angel - 2002 - Religious Studies 38 (3):317-338.
    This paper suggests that an ontologically reductionist view of nature which also accepts the completeness of causality at the level of physics can support (1) the blissful transfiguration of the moral, (2) mystical release from standard ego-identification, and (3) psycho-physical transformation cultivated through meditative practice. This mystical naturalism provides the basis for a thicker, more vigorous institutional religious life, including religious life centred around meditation practices, personalist meanings, and the theology of incarnation, than current proposals for strongly naturalist religions allow.
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    The Importance of Physicalism in the Philosophy of Religion.Leonard Angel - 2010 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 67 (3):141 - 156.
    First, some say that core physicalism is not anti-religion. I argue that this seems to be incorrect. Physical completeness is a core element of contemporary physicalism; (the evidence for physical completeness is strong); and physical completeness both logically and not strictly logically rejects many central religious views. Consequently, there is a sense in which core physicalism is, in an important way, anti-religion. Second, physical completeness positively supports one significant religious view; and physical completeness permits one to hold two others. The (...)
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  10. Since Physical Formulas Are Not Violated, No Soul Controls the Body.Leonard Angel - 2015 - In Keith Augustine & Michael Martin (eds.), The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 377-391.
    This paper provides evidence from the history of the natural sciences in philosophy (particularly mathematical physics, chemistry, and biology) that a “piloting” soul would have to make physical changes in human beings violating well-established physical laws. But, among other things, it has been discovered that there can be no such changes, and thus that there is no piloting soul. -/- 1. Introduction -- 2. Suitable Restrictions in Physical Theories -- 3. Evidence that Physical Formulas are not Violated -- 4. How (...)
     
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  11. How to Build a Conscious Machine.Leonard Angel - 1989 - Westview Press.
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    Deeply Imaginative Scepticism.Leonard Angel - 2010 - Dialogue 49 (3):489-496.
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    Zeno's Arrow, Newton's Mechanics, and Bell's Inequalities.Leonard Angel - 2002 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53 (2):161-182.
    A model of a new version of Zeno's arrow paradox is presented in a plausible extension of Newtonian collision mechanics. In exploring various avenues for resolution of the paradox, it becomes evident that a prerelativistic classical physical topology which is locally deterministic can mechanically generate nonclassical ontological properties such as the appearance of a particle in many places at once. It can also mimic some properties of quantum physics, including unprepared spatially-separated correlations. 1 Zeno's arrow paradox 2 Newtonian collision mechanics (...)
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    God, Mysticism, and Libertarianism, Versus Physical Completeness.Leonard Angel - 2004 - Philosophical Inquiry 26 (4):89-113.
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    An Interview with LA Universal Self.Leonard Angel - 2006 - Sophia 45 (1):79-93.
    LA Universal Self reports his phenomenology, according to which, as he puts it, ‘I am the universe’. The Interviewer challenges the report in a variety of ways, and LA Universal Self responds to each challenge. A traditional Universal Self mysticism is given a new physicalist interpretation.
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    Reconstructing the Ineffable: The Grammatical Roles of ‘God’: Leonard Angel.Leonard Angel - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (4):485-495.
    In ‘Ineffability’ Alston suggests that philosophical mystics take care to delimit the class of predicates which cannot be ascribed to God. It is suggested that some qualification of ‘ineffability’ is necessary lest the mystic be trapped into such simple contradictions as that of ascribing predicates like ‘ineffability’ to God, while denying that any predicates can be ascribed to God. By the end of Alston's dialogue Mysticus, the would-be defender of mysticism, is browbeaten into meekly asking, ‘Yes, I see that [qualifying (...)
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    The Silence of the Mystics.Leonard Angel - 1987 - Philosophy East and West 37 (3):334-336.
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    Editor's Report, 2005.James W. McAllister, Leonard Angel, Jonathan Bain, Craig Callender, Tian Yu Cao, Lisa Dolling, Gerald D. Doppelt, Antony Eagle, Henry Folse & Mélanie Frappier - 2006 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 20 (2):125-127.
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    God, the Devil and the Perfect Pizza: Ten Philosophical Questions Trudy Govier Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 1989, 198 P., $12.95Faith, Freedom, and Value: Introductory Philosophical Dialogues Randolph M. Feezell Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1989, 186 P., $10.95The Magic of Unknowing: An East-West Soliloquy Mervyn Sprung Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 1987, 159 P., $17.95. [REVIEW]Leonard Angel - 1991 - Dialogue 30 (04):640-.
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  20. Wayne Grennan, Informal Logic: Issues and Techniques Reviewed By.Leonard Angel - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20 (2):112-114.
     
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    Reconstructing the Ineffable: The Grammatical Roles of 'God'.Leonard Angel - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (4):485 - 495.
  22. AW Moore, The Infinite Reviewed By.Leonard Angel - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (3):220-222.
     
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    Becoming Bamboo Robert E. Carter Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1992, Xvi + 224 Pp.The Nothingness Beyond God: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Nishida Kitaro Robert E. Carter New York: Paragon House, 1989, Xxvii + 191 Pp.God, the Self, and Nothingness: Reflections Eastern and Western Robert E. Carter, Ed. New York: Paragon House, 1990, Xxxix + 291 Pp. [REVIEW]Leonard Angel - 1995 - Dialogue 34 (02):409-.
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  24. Am I a Computer?Leonard Angel - 1994 - In Eric Dietrich (ed.), Thinking Computers and Virtual Persons. Academic Press.
     
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  25. A.W. Moore, The Infinite. [REVIEW]Leonard Angel - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11:220-222.
     
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  26. "God, the Self and Nothingness: Reflections Eastern and Western", by Robert E. Carter. [REVIEW]Leonard Angel - 1995 - Dialogue 34:409.
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  27. "The Magic of Unknowing: An East-West Soliloquy", by Mervyn Sprung. [REVIEW]Leonard Angel - 1991 - Dialogue 30:640.
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  28. Wayne Grennan, Informal Logic: Issues and Techniques. [REVIEW]Leonard Angel - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20:112-114.
     
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