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    Beyond Kant and Hegel.Ray Liikanen - 2013 - Review of Metaphysics 66 (3):469-493.
    Despite the opinion held by some that Kant’s Critical philosophy is no longer relevant this essay shows that the problems it deals with are ever present. Kant’s critical insights into these problems can be revealed by citing his open invitation to his critical reader to devote to the first antinomy his chief attention. This paper cites Hegel’s response to this invitation and shows where Hegel failed to meet with Kant’s critical demands. An analogous resolution is proposed that falls in line (...)
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  2. Causal Argument for the Existence of a Supreme Being.Ray Liikanen - 2017 - Vancouver B.C.: Self-published.
    This work addresses and resolved Kant's first antinomy, and brings metaphysics in line with advances in he science of big bang cosmology, introduces a new philosophical argument for the existence of a Supreme Being, and is presented in three versions, with the first version quoting Kant's most relevant remarks with regard to what he calls a science of metaphysics, and an abbreviated version without any quotes, as well as a one page abstract diagram of the argument.
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    Rational Theism, Part One: An A Priori Proof in God's Existence, Omnisicient and Omnipotent (A Science of Metaphysics in Answer to the Challenge of Immanuel Kant) (8th edition).Ray Liikanen - 2024 - Bathurst, New Brunswick: Author.
    A science of metaphysics adhering to Immanuel Kant's critical demands as set forth in his "Critique of Pure Reason", and "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysic...." The work includes an Appendix that quotes Kant's most relevant remarks in this regard, along with his criterion for objective validity that, given the technical jargon, can be next to impossible to interpret even for those most familiar with Kant. The Appendix allows Kant to interpret himself, the point being that many secondary works enter into (...)
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    Rational Theism, Part One: An A Priori Proof in God's Existence, Omniscient and Omnipotent (A Science of Metaphysics in answer to the challenge of Immanuel Kant) (7th edition).Ray Liikanen - 2024 - Bathurst, New Brunswick: Self-published.
    This work in metaphysics adheres to the critical demands of Immanuel Kant for what Kant would call a science of metaphysics, in that it consits strictly of a priori principles that, while from pure reason, can help make sense of our phenomenal world (Kant's criterion for objective validity). The work has an Appendix quoting Kant's most relevant remarks with regard to a science, and offers parallel quotes from David Hume's "Treatise of Human Nature". The work advances the explanation of a (...)
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    Rational Theism, Part Two: The Problem of Evil, and God's Omnibenevolence (A Biblical Exegesis) (3rd edition).Ray Liikanen - 2024 - Bathurst New Brunswick, Canada: Self published.
    The answer given to 'the problem of evil' in the Bible that apologists, theologians, and philosophers have not recognized or understood, having sought for answers to the problem outside the sacred texts wherein alone the unequivoval answer can be found, if only one puts together the relevant texts, as for instance, the book of Job, the book of Isaiah concerning prophecies related to the return of Christ, the book of Ezekiel, the 24th chapter of Matthew, certain passages from the letters (...)
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    The Reverse Solipsist.Ray Liikanen - 2017 - Philosophy Now 122 (Socrato):56-58.
    A fictional Socratic dialogue in which Socrates resurfaces (descends and takes bodily form) and sits down on a park bench to talk with a man (Moe) who's flipping through the pages of Dawkins's "The God Delusion and The Selfish Gene," and Susan Blackmore's "The Meme Machine." Dawkins, via Moe, is given the Socratic treatment.
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