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  1. Diagnosing Bias in Philosophy of Religion.Paul Draper & Ryan Nichols - 2013 - The Monist 96 (3):420-446.
    Work in philosophy of religion exhibits at least four symptoms of poor health: it is too partisan, too polemical, too narrow in its focus, and too often evaluated using criteria that are theological or religious instead of philosophical. Our diagnosis is that, because of the emotional and psychosocial aspects of religion, many philosophers of religion suffer from cognitive biases and group influence. We support this diagnosis in two ways. First, we examine work in psychology on cognitive biases and their affective (...)
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  2. Pain and Pleasure: An Evidential Problem for Theists.Paul Draper - 1989 - Noûs 23 (3):331-350.
  3. Probabilistic Arguments for Multiple Universes.Paul Draper, Kai Draper & Joel Pust - 2007 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (3):288–307.
    In this paper, we discuss three probabilistic arguments for the existence of multiple universes. First, we provide an analysis of total evidence and use that analysis to defend Roger White's "this universe" objection to a standard fine-tuning argument for multiple universes. Second, we explain why Rodney Holder's recent cosmological argument for multiple universes is unconvincing. Third, we develop a "Cartesian argument" for multiple universes. While this argument is not open to the objections previously noted, we show that, given certain highly (...)
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  4. Cosmic Fine-Tuning and Terrestrial Suffering: Parallel Problems for Naturalism and Theism.Paul Draper - 2004 - American Philosophical Quarterly 41 (4):311-321.
  5. Darwin's Argument From Evil.Paul Draper - 2012 - In Yujin Nagasawa (ed.), Scientific Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 49.
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    Evil and the God of Abraham, Anselm, and Murphy.Paul Draper - 2017 - Religious Studies 53 (4):564-572.
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    God, Science and Naturalism.Paul Draper - 2005 - In William J. Wainwright (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press.
    It is widely claimed in recent years that science and theology can and do interact harmoniously. This chapter, however, explores some areas of potential conflict. Specifically, it asks whether the relationship between science and metaphysical naturalism is sufficiently close to cause trouble in the marriage of science to theistic religion, trouble that supports a decision to divorce even if it does not logically require it. Several popular positions about “methodological naturalism” are examined. While metaphysical naturalists claim there are no supernatural (...)
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  8. The Limitations of Pure Skeptical Theism.Paul Draper - 2013 - Res Philosophica 90 (1):97-111.
    Michael Bergmann argues directly from our ignorance about actual and merely possible goods and evils and the broadly logical relations that hold betweenthem to the conclusion that “noseeum” arguments from evil against theism like William L. Rowe’s are unsuccessful. I critically discuss Bergmann’s argument in the first part of this paper. Bergmann also suggests that our ignorance about value and modality undermines the Humean argument from evil against theism that I defended in a 1989 paper. I explain in the second (...)
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    The Skeptical Theist.Paul Draper - 1996 - In Daniel Howard-Snyder (ed.), The Evidential Argument From Evil. Indiana University Press. pp. 175--92.
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    Faith Without God: An Introduction to Schellenberg's Trilogy.Paul Draper - 2011 - Philo 14 (1):59-65.
    This paper summarizes J.L. Schellenberg’s trilogy on the philosophy of religion. In the first book, Prolegomena to a Philosophy of Religion, Schellenberg analyzes basic concepts in the philosophy of religion. In the second, The Wisdom to Doubt, he rejects theism but defends skepticism about both naturalism and a very general religious position that he calls “ultimism.” And in the third book, The Will to Imagine, Schellenberg argues that rationality requires ultimistic faith.
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  11. Collins on Cannons and Cosmology (2008).Paul Draper - unknown
    In "A Cosmological Argument for a Self-Caused Universe ," one of us (Smith) argued that the universe explains its own existence because (i) its existence is entailed by (and so explained by) the existence of the infinitely many instantaneous universe states that compose it, and (ii) each of those states is caused by (and so explained by) infinitely many earlier universe states.[1] Moreover, (ii) is true even if the universe is finitely old because, given standard Big Bang cosmology (Friedmann cosmology), (...)
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    A Companion to Philosophy of Religion.Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper & Philip L. Quinn (eds.) - 1997 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    In 85 new and updated essays, this comprehensive volume provides an authoritative guide to the philosophy of religion. Includes contributions from established philosophers and rising stars 22 new entries have now been added, and all material from the previous edition has been updated and reorganized Broad coverage spans the areas of world religions, theism, atheism,, the problem of evil, science and religion, and ethics.
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    Probabilistic Arguments From Evil.Paul Draper - 1992 - Religious Studies 28 (3):303 - 317.
    Many philosophers have held that traditional theism can be conclusively disproved because it can be shown to be logically inconsistent with some known fact about evil. By ‘traditional theism’ I mean the statement that G. There exists an omnipotent, omniscient and morally perfect person who created the universe.
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    Irreducible Complexity and Darwinian Gradualism: A Reply to Michael J. Behe.Paul Draper - 2002 - Faith and Philosophy 19 (1):3-21.
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    Faith Without God.Paul Draper - 2011 - Philo 14 (1):59-65.
    This paper summarizes J.L. Schellenberg’s trilogy on the philosophy of religion. In the first book, Prolegomena to a Philosophy of Religion, Schellenberg analyzes basic concepts in the philosophy of religion. In the second, The Wisdom to Doubt, he rejects theism but defends skepticism about both naturalism and a very general religious position that he calls “ultimism.” And in the third book, The Will to Imagine, Schellenberg argues that rationality requires ultimistic faith.
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    Irreducible Complexity and Darwinian Gradualism.Paul Draper - 2002 - Faith and Philosophy 19 (1):3-21.
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    Richard Swinburne, Providence and the Problem of Evil.Paul Draper - 2001 - Noûs 35 (3):456–474.
  18. God or Blind Nature? Philosophers Debate the Evidence.Paul Draper - 2008 - Internet Infidels (Online Publisher).
    This book consists of four nonpartisan debates about the existence of God. Each debate examines distinct related areas of evidence for and against naturalism and theism. The topics of the first debate are the mind and the will, and the debaters are a naturalist, Andrew Melnyk, and two theists, Steward Goetz and Charles Taliaferro. Next, Paul Draper defends an evolutionary argument from evil against theism, while Alvin Plantinga argues that evolutionary naturalism is self-defeating. In the final two debates, Quentin Smith (...)
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    Evil and the Proper Basicality of Belief in God.Paul Draper - 1991 - Faith and Philosophy 8 (2):135-147.
    Alvin Plantinga claims that certain beliefs entailing God's existence can be properly basic. He uses this claim to suggest two distinct replies to evidential arguments from evil against theism. In "Reason and Belief in God" he offers what he calls his "highroad" reply, and in a more recent article he suggests what I call his "modest" reply. First I show that Plantinga's highroad reply fails, because it relies on a faulty analysis of probability on total evidence. Then I reformulate his (...)
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    The Problem of Evil.Paul Draper - 2008 - In Thomas P. Flint & Michael C. Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press.
    This article focuses on questions about evil which are both theological and doxastic, and more specifically alethic – i.e., questions about whether what we know about evil can be used to establish the falsity or probable falsity of the belief or proposition that God exists. Such a focus is natural for agnostics. More generally, it is natural for anyone who is engaged in genuine inquiry about whether or not God exists. A specific concept of God is employed – it is (...)
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    More Pain and Pleasure: A Reply to Otte.Paul Draper - 2004 - In Peter van Inwagen (ed.), Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil. Eerdmans. pp. 41--54.
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    God and Perceptual Evidence.Paul Draper - 1992 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 32 (3):149 - 165.
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    World Without Design: The Ontological Consequences of Naturalism, by Michael C. Rea.Paul Draper - 2005 - Disputatio:179-184.
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    On the Nature of Naturalism.Paul Draper - 2004 - Philo 7 (2):146-155.
    In World Without Design, Michael Rea says that naturalists are disposed to take the methods of science, and those methods alone, as basic sources of evidence. Supernaturalists, he says, share with naturalists the disposition to trust the methods of science in the basic way---that is, in the absence of any epistemic reason to do so. But unlike naturalists, supernaturalists are also disposed to take religious experience as a basic source of evidence. I raise a number of objections to these characterizations (...)
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    James Beilby (Ed.), Naturalism Defeated? Essays on Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism.Paul Draper - 2004 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 55 (1):65-68.
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    Probability in the Philosophy of Religion, Ed. Jake Chandler and Victoria S. Harrison.Paul Draper - 2013 - Faith and Philosophy 30 (4):470-476.
  27. Seeking but Not Believing: Confessions of a Practicing Agnostic.Paul Draper - 2002 - In Daniel Howard-Snyder & Paul K. Moser (eds.), Divine Hiddenness: New Essays. Cambridge University Press. pp. 197--214.
     
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  28. Where Does Teleological Thinking Stand Today? Reinterpreting Ruse's Darwin And Design.Paul Draper - 2004 - Florida Philosophical Review 4 (1):68-75.
     
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    Introduction.Paul Draper - 1995 - Topoi 14 (2):83-86.
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    Hume's Reproduction Parody of the Design Argument.Paul Draper - 1991 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 8 (2):135 - 148.
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    Review of Stewart Goetz, Charles Taliaferro, Naturalism[REVIEW]Paul Draper - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (11).
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    Hume Studies Referees, 2006-2007.Margaret Atherton, Tom Beauchamp, Deborah Boyle, Emily Carson, Dorothy Coleman, Angela Coventry, Shelagh Crooks, Remy Debes, Georges Dicker & Paul Draper - 2007 - Hume Studies 33 (2):385-387.
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    Hume Studies Referees, 2002-2003.Tom L. Beauchamp, Philip Bricker, Stephen Buckle, Michael J. Costa, Philip Cummins, Paul Draper, Daniel Flage, Beryl Logan, Peter Lopston & Alison McIntyre - 2003 - Hume Studies 29 (2):403-404.
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    On the Nature of Naturalism: Comments on Michael Rea’s World Without Design.Paul Draper - 2004 - Philo 7 (2):146-155.
    In World Without Design, Michael Rea says that naturalists are disposed to take the methods of science, and those methods alone, as basic sources of evidence. Supernaturalists, he says, share with naturalists the disposition to trust the methods of science in the basic way---that is, in the absence of any epistemic reason to do so. But unlike naturalists, supernaturalists are also disposed to take religious experience as a basic source of evidence. I raise a number of objections to these characterizations (...)
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  35. A Companion to Philosophy of Religion, 2nd Ed.Paul Draper & Charles Talliaferro (eds.) - 2010 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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  36. Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion.Paul Draper - 2017 - Routledge.
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  37. David Hume.Paul Draper - 2009 - In Graham Robert Oppy & Nick Trakakis (eds.), The History of Western Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 3--249.
     
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  38. Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays.Paul Draper & J. L. Schellenberg (eds.) - 2017 - Oxford University Press.
    This book is animated by a shared conviction that philosophy of religion needs to change: thirteen new essays suggest why and how. The first part of the volume explores possible changes to the focus of the field. The second part focuses on the standpoint from which philosophers of religion should approach their field. In the first part are chapters on how an emphasis on faith distorts attempts to engage non-western religious ideas; on how philosophers from different traditions might collaborate on (...)
     
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  39. The Argument From Evil.Paul Draper - 2008 - In Paul Copan & Chad V. Meister (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues. Blackwell.
     
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  40. Wine and Philosophy: A Symposium on Thinking and Drinking.Paul Draper - 2007 - Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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