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  1. Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge Philosophy of Language After Macintyre and Hauerwas.R. Scott Smith - 2003
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    D. Grünbein, B. Seidensticker : Seneca: Thyestes. Mit Materialien zur Übersetzung und zu Leben und Werk Senecas. Pp. 179, ills. Frankfurt: Insel Verlag, 2002. Paper, €22.90/SFr 39.50. ISBN: 3-458-17114-2. [REVIEW]R. Scott Smith - 2004 - The Classical Review 54 (2):570-571.
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    William Lane Craig’s Nominalism, Essences, and Implications for Our Knowledge of Reality.R. Scott Smith - 2013 - Philosophia Christi 15 (2):365-382.
    William Lane Craig has claimed that Platonism is incompatible theologically with Christian theism in that it undermines God’s aseity. He develops three main objections to Platonism, as well as his own nominalist theory of reference, for which he draws from philosophy of language. However, I rebut his arguments. I argue that, unlike on Platonism, his view will not preserve a real essence of intentionality. Without that, his view undermines our abilities to know reality. As an implication, I also will highlight (...)
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    Craig’s Nominalism and the High Cost of Preserving Divine Aseity.R. Scott Smith - 2017 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (1):87--107.
    William Lane Craig rejects Platonism (the view that uncreated abstract objects (AOs) exist) in favor of nominalism because he believes Platonism fatally compromises God’s aseity. For Craig, concrete particulars (including essences) exist, but properties do not. Yet, we use property-talk, following Carnap’s “linguistic frameworks.” There is, however, a high cost to Craig’s view. I survey his views and then explore the importance of essences. But, next, I show that his nominalism undermines them. Thus, we have just interpretations of reality. Worse, (...)
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    Finitude, Fallenness, and Immediacy: Husserlian Replies to Westphal and Smith.R. Scott Smith - 2011 - Philosophia Christi 13 (1):105-126.
    Merold Westphal and James K. A. Smith argue forcefully that Christians should embrace the postmodern turn to interpretation. They draw upon Derrida and Heidegger, and they criticize Edmund Husserl’s “metaphysics of presence” and our ability to know reality directly. They reject his epistemology as modern and arrogant, as an attempt to gain pristine knowledge. But I argue that they radically misunderstand and therefore wrongly reject Husserl. This will allow me to show why their view, that “everything is interpretation,” is mistaken. (...)
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    Bibliografia Senecana Del XX Secolo. [REVIEW]R. Scott Smith - 2007 - The Classical Review 57 (2):417-420.
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    Tropes and Some Ontological Prerequisites for Knowledge.R. Scott Smith - 2019 - Metaphysica 20 (2):223-237.
    Many have written about trope ontology, but relatively few have considered its implications for some of the ontological conditions needed for us to have knowledge. I explore the resources of trope ontology to meet those conditions. With J. P. Moreland, I argue that, being simple, we can eliminate tropes’ qualitative contents without ontological loss, resulting in bare individuators. Then I extend Moreland’s argument, arguing that tropes undermine some of the needed ontological conditions for knowledge. Yet, we do know many things, (...)
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  8. Postmodernism and the Priority of Language.R. Scott Smith - 2005 - In Myron B. Penner (ed.), Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views. Grand Rapids: Brazos.
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    Craig, Anti-Platonism, and Objective Morality.R. Scott Smith - 2017 - Philosophia Christi 19 (2):331-343.
    Though William Lane Craig believes his anti-Platonism is compatible with objective, Christian morality, I argue that it is not. First, I survey the main contours of his nominalism. Second, I discuss how he sees those points in relation to objective, Christian morality. Then, I argue that his view cannot sustain the qualitative aspects of moral virtues or principles, or even human beings. Moreover, Craig’s view loses any connection between those morals and humans, thereby doing great violence to objective, Christian morals. (...)
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    Ethics as Grammar: Changing the Postmodern Subject.R. Scott Smith - 2005 - Philosophia Christi 7 (2):528-531.
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    Natural & Divine Law: Reclaiming the Tradition for Christian Ethics.R. Scott Smith - 2001 - Philosophia Christi 3 (2):603-607.
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    The Cosmic Viewpoint: A Study of Seneca’s by Gareth D. Williams.R. Scott Smith - 2015 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 108 (4):577-578.
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    ‘Hellas’ in the Bibliotheke of Apollodorus.Stephen M. Trzaskoma & R. Scott Smith - 2008 - Philologus: Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur Und Ihre Rezeption 152 (1/2008).
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    Intentionality and Our Fashionable Philosophies: Constructivist Implications for Naturalism, Physicalism, Moderate Nominalism, and Postmodern Epistemologies.R. Scott Smith - 2010 - Philosophia Christi 12 (2):319-334.
    Many understand intentionality as the ofness or aboutness of mental states yet disagree about it metaphysically. I will argue that intentionality seems best understood as an abstract universal; it is needed to have factual knowledge of reality, yet metaphysical treatments of intentionality by several fashionable philosophies land us in constructivism. I will focus on Daniel Dennett’s treatment of intentionality and then extend my findings to other naturalist and physicalist views, postmodern epistemologies, and nominalism. I also will sketch show how we (...)
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    Moral Progress and the Passions:: Plutarch Moralia 76A and Seneca Ep. 75.R. Scott Smith - 2006 - Hermes 134 (2):246-249.
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    Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context.R. Scott Smith - 2003 - Philosophia Christi 5 (2):626-629.
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    Plantinga’s Externalism, Intentionality, and Our Knowledge of Reality.R. Scott Smith - 2007 - Philosophia Christi 9 (2):313-332.
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    The Knower and the Known: Physicalism, Dualism, and the Nature of Intelligibility.R. Scott Smith - 2016 - Philosophia Christi 18 (2):518-522.
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    Naturalism and Our Knowledge of Reality: Testing Religious Truth-Claims.R. Scott Smith - 2011 - Ashgate.
    Introduction -- Direct realism. An introduction to direct realism : the views of D.M. Armstrong -- The representationalism of Dretske, Tye, and Lycan -- Searle's naturalism and the prospects for knowledge -- Philosophy as science : neuroscience, neurophilosophy, and naturalized epistemology. Cognitive science, philosophy, and our knowledge of reality, pt. 1. The views of David Papineau -- Cognitive science, philosophy, and our knowledge of reality, pt. 2. The views of Daniel Dennett -- Can the Churchlands' neurocomputational theory cognition ground a (...)
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