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    The Metaphysics of Degrees.René van Woudenberg & Rik Peels - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):46-65.
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    Referring To, Believing In, and Worshipping the Same God: A Reformed View.Jeroen de Ridder & René van Woudenberg - 2014 - Faith and Philosophy 31 (1):46-67.
    We present a Reformed view on the relation between Christianity and non-Christian religions. We then explore what this view entails for the question whether Christians and non-Christian religious believers refer to, believe in, and worship the same God. We first analyze the concepts of worship, belief-in, and reference, as well as their interrelations. We then argue that adherents of the Abrahamic religions plausibly refer to the same God, whereas adherents of non-Abrahamic religions do not refer to this God. Nonetheless, it (...)
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    Science and the Ethics of Belief. An Examination of Philipse’s ‘Rule R’.René van Woudenberg & Joelle Rothuizen-van der Steen - 2016 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 47 (2):349-362.
    It has recently been argued that the following Rule should be part of any characterization of science: Claims concerning specific disputed facts should be endorsed only if they are sufficiently supported by the application of validated methods of research or discovery, and moreover that acceptance of this Rule should lead one to reject religious belief. This paper argues, first, that the Rule, as stated, should not be accepted as it suffers from a number of problems. And second, that even if (...)
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    The Nature of the Humanities.René van Woudenberg - 2018 - Philosophy 93 (1):109-140.
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  5. Most Peers Don’T Believe It, Hence It Is Probably False.René van Woudenberg & Hans van Eyghen - 2017 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9 (4):87-112.
    Rob Lovering has recently argued that since theists have been unable, by means of philosophical arguments, to convince 85 percent of professional philosophers that God exists, at least one of their defining beliefs must be either false or meaningless. This paper is a critical examination of his argument. First we present Lovering’s argument and point out its salient features. Next we explain why the argument’s conclusion is entirely acceptable for theists, even if, as we show, there are multiple problems with (...)
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    Thomas Reid Between Externalism and Internalism.René Van Woudenberg - 2013 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (1):75-92.
    This paper argues that next to the now widely recognized ‘externalist’ elements, Reid’s thought about belief with positive epistemic status contains a number of so-far unrecognized ‘internalist’ features. This claim is substantiated by (1) identifying a number of conditions that Reid holds beliefs of various sorts must satisfy if they are to have positive epistemic status, and by (2) arguing that, for Reid, many of these conditions are internal conditions. The conclusion is that the externalist and internalist elements in Reid (...)
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  7. The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid.Terence Cuneo & René van Woudenberg (eds.) - 2004 - Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    Widely acknowledged as the principal architect of Scottish common sense philosophy, Thomas Reid is increasingly recognized today as one of the finest philosophers of the eighteenth century. Combining a sophisticated response to the skeptical and idealist views of his day, Reid's thought stands as an important alternative to Humean skepticism, Kantian idealism and Cartesian rationalism. This volume is the first comprehensive overview of Reid's output and covers not only his philosophy in detail, but also his scientific work and his extensive (...)
     
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  8. Scientism: Prospects and Problems.Jeroen de Ridder, Rik Peels & René van Woudenberg (eds.) - forthcoming - Oxford University Press.
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    The Knowledge Relation: Binary or Ternary?Rene van Woudenberg - 2008 - Social Epistemology 22 (3):281-288.
    Contrastivism is the claim that the knowledge relation is ternary, it relates three relata: a subject, a proposition, and a class of contrastive propositions. The present paper is a discussion of Jonathan Schaffer's arguments in favour of contrastivism. The case is made that these are unconvincing: the traditional binary account of knowledge can handle the phenomena that ternarity is claimed to handle in a superior way.
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    The Metaphysics of Degrees.Rik Peels & René van Woudenberg - manuscript
    Degree-sentences, i.e. sentences that seem to refer to things that allow of degrees, are widely used both inside and outside of philosophy, even though the metaphysics of degrees is much of an untrodden field. This paper aims to fill this lacuna by addressing the following four questions: [A] Is there some one thing, such that it is degree sensitive? [B] Are there things x, y, and z that stand in a certain relation to each other, viz. the relation that x (...)
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    Chance, Design, Defeat.René van Woudenberg - 2013 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 5 (3):31--41.
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    Tests for Intrinsicness Tested.Kelvin J. McQueen & René van Woudenberg - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (11):2935-2950.
    Various tests have been proposed as helps to identify intrinsic properties. This paper compares three prominent tests and shows that they fail to pass adequate verdicts on a set of three properties. The paper examines whether improved versions of the tests can reduce or remove these negative outcomes. We reach the sceptical conclusion that whereas some of the tests must be discarded as inadequate because they don’t yield definite results, the remaining tests depend for their application on the details of (...)
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    Responsible Belief and Our Social Institutions.René van Woudenberg - 2009 - Philosophy 84 (1):47 - 73.
    The idea that we can properly be held responsible for what we believe underlies large stretches of our social and institutional life; without that idea in place, social and institutional life would be unthinkable, and more importantly, it would stumble and fall. At the same time, philosophers have argued that this idea is strange, puzzling, beyond belief, false, meaningless or at any rate defective. The first section develops the alleged problem. The burden of this paper, however, is not to discuss (...)
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    Contextualism and the Many Senses of Knowledge.René van Woudenberg - 2005 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 69 (1):147-164.
    Contextualists explain certain intuitions regarding knowledge ascriptions by means of the thesis that 'knowledge' behaves like an indexical. This explanation denies what Peter Unger has called invariantism, i.e., the idea that knowledge ascriptions have truth value independent of the context in which they are issued. This paper aims to provide an invariantist explanation of the contextualist's intuitions, the core of which is that 'knowledge' has many different senses.
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    Introduction: Knowledge Through Imagination.René van Woudenberg - 2006 - Metaphilosophy 37 (2):151–161.
    This introduction presents an overview of the articles in this special issue, within the framework of an argument for the conclusion that there are various roads leading from imagination to knowledge.
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    Truths That Science Cannot Touch.René van Woudenberg - 2011 - Philosophia Reformata 76 (2):169-186.
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    Basic Belief and Basic Knowledge.Rene van Woudenberg, Sabine Roeser & Ron Rood (eds.) - 2005 - Ontos-Verlag.
    At the same time new versions of foundationalism were crafted, that were claimed to be immune to the earlier criticisms. This volume contains 12 papers in which various aspects of this dialectic are covered.
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    Reading as a Source of Knowledge.René van Woudenberg - forthcoming - Synthese:1-20.
    This paper argues that reading is a source of knowledge. Epistemologists have virtually ignored reading as a source of knowledge. This paper argues, first, that reading is not to be equated with attending to testimony, and second that it cannot be reduced to perception. Next an analysis of reading is offered and the source of knowledge that reading is further delineated. Finally it is argued that the source that reading is, can be both transmissive and generative, is non-basic, once was (...)
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  19. Perceptual Relativism, Scepticism, and Thomas Reid.René Van Woudenberg - 2000 - Reid Studies 3 (2):65-85.
     
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    Wat mogen we van een theorie over waarheid verwachten?René van Woudenberg - 2007 - Philosophia Reformata 72 (1):53-68.
    Hoewel misschien minder dan vroeger, zijn velen van ons op zoek naar waarheid, of ‘de’ waarheid . We beseffen dat het ‘hebben’ van waarheid een groot goed is. We beseffen ook dat waarheid, of ‘de’ waarheid, soms of vaak, moeilijk te achterhalen is: het is een soms of vaak ongrijpbaar goed. Wie echter geen volslagen scepticus is kan in beginsel lijsten aanleggen van beweringen waarvan hij weet dat ze waar zijn, beweringen waarvan hij weet dat ze onwaar zijn, maar ook (...)
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    Veelheid van identiteiten, fundamentele identiteit en dualisme.René van Woudenberg - 2018 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 110 (3):315-333.
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  22. ‘Aspects’ And ‘Functions’ Of Individual Things.René Van Woudenberg - 2003 - Philosophia Reformata 68 (1):1-13.
    ‘Modal aspect’ is a central notion in so-called ‘Calvinistic Philosophy’. To be sure, this is true of only one of its versions, namely Dooyeweerd’s. For Vollenhoven’s systematic philosophy, which of course may also lay claim on the title CP, has no use for it. In his version pride of place is given to the notion of ‘function’. This paper is a meditation on the question what ‘aspects’ and ‘functions’, within the bounds of CP, are supposed to be. Doing so will (...)
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    Design Hypotheses Behave Like Skeptical Hypotheses.René van Woudenberg & Jeroen de Ridder - 2017 - International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 7 (2):69-90.
    _ Source: _Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 69 - 90 It is often claimed that, as a result of scientific progress, we now _know_ that the natural world displays no design. Although we have no interest in defending design hypotheses, we will argue that establishing claims to the effect that we know the denials of design hypotheses is more difficult than it seems. We do so by issuing two skeptical challenges to design-deniers. The first challenge draws inspiration from radical skepticism (...)
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    Reid on Memory and the Identity of Persons.René Van Woudenberg - 2004 - In Terence Cuneo Rene van Woudenberg (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Reid. Cambridge University Press.
  25. Repliek aan Van Woudenberg, Buekens en Marres.René van Woudenberg - forthcoming - Krisis.
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    Thomas Reid on Memory.Rene van Woudenberg - 1999 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (1):117.
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    Filosofie en de verduistering van het verstand.René van Woudenberg - 2004 - Philosophia Reformata 69 (2):140-150.
    De apostel Paulus spreekt in één van zijn brieven over ‘de verduistering van het verstand’ — een verduistering die het gevolg is van zonde.1 In het werk van een groot aantal filosofen uit de westerse filosofische traditie heeft dit woord van Paulus op een of andere wijze weerklank gevonden. Bij Augustinus, Anselmus, Thomas van Aquino, Jonathan Edwards, Kierkegaard, John Henry Newman en Franz von Baader bijvoorbeeld, en in ons land bij Abraham Kuyper en Herman Dooyeweerd, vindt men reflecties over de (...)
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  28. Panmetaphoricism Examined.Renee Van Woudenberg - 1998 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 31 (4):231-247.
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    Conceivability and Modal Knowledge.René van Woudenberg - 2006 - Metaphilosophy 37 (2):210–221.
    This article is a discussion of Hume's maxim Nothing we imagine is absolutely impossible. First I explain this maxim and distinguish it from the principle Whatever cannot be imagined (conceived), is impossible. Next I argue that Thomas Reid's criticism of the maxim fails and that the arguments by Tamar Szábo Gendler and John Hawthorne for the claim that "it is uncontroversial that there are cases where we are misled" by the maxim are unconvincing. Finally I state the limited but real (...)
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    Rede en religie in kentheoretisch perspectief.René van Woudenberg - 2007 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 69 (4):653-680.
    This paper deals with the manifold relations that exist between 'reason' and Christian belief. The plurality of relations is due to the fact that 'reason' can refer to a certain cognitive faculty, a norm, as well as to 'the scientific enterprise'. The author makes three claims in this paper. 1) Even though Christian belief is not, for the most part, a product of the faculty of reason, it does not conflict with the products of reason. 2) Christian belief does not (...)
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    Zien met en zonder begrippen.René van Woudenberg - 2007 - Krisis 8 (1):71-81.
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    Ignorance and Force: Two Excusing Conditions for False Beliefs.René van Woudenberg - 2009 - American Philosophical Quarterly 46 (4):373-386.
    Ever since at least Aristotle, it has been widely recognized that a theory of responsibility must allow for the fact that in certain conditions agents are excused for not doing what they ought to do —and accordingly that they cannot be held responsible for what they did not, or did, do. In such conditions they are not appropriate candidates for one of what Strawson has called the "reactive attitudes" such as resentment, contempt, gratitude, and affection. Let us call such conditions (...)
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    Kennis op basis Van ervaring en kennis op basis Van getuigenis.René van Woudenberg - 1997 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 59 (3):407 - 433.
    The thesis developed and defended in this paper is that is it false that all knowledge is founded on experience. Much of our knowledge (or alleged knowledge), it is argued, is based on testimony. Still, many philosophers have either not dealt with testimony at all, or treated it very unkindly. One of the reasons for this is that those philosophers (such as Descartes and Locke) work with a concept of knowledge according to which knowledge is certain, indubitable, and/or self-evident. And (...)
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    True Qualifiers for Qualified Truths.René Van Woudenberg - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 68 (1):3-36.
    This paper aims to throw light on what predicative expressions like "is a truth," where an adjective is inserted on the line, mean. It aims to do so by unearthing a framework that specifies various items that can be qualified by the adjectives, as well as various ways in which the adjectives perform their qualifying function. This framework forms the background against which, in the second half of this paper, the meaning of "is a relative truth" and "is an absolute (...)
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    Sciëntisme - een inleiding.René van Woudenberg - 2015 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 107 (3):221-232.
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    An Epistemic Argument for Tolerance.René van Woudenberg - 2015 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 76 (5):428-435.
    In this paper I first take a critical look at Grube’s allegiance to the idea that bivalence should be rejected as it can serve the cause of religious toleration. I argue that bivalence is not what Grube says it is, and that rejection of bivalence comes at a very high price that we should not be willing to pay. Next I analyze Grube’s argument for religious toleration – an argument that does not involve the rejection of bivalence. I argue that (...)
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  37. Reformed Epistemology.René van Woudenberg - 2008 - In Paul Copan & Chad V. Meister (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues. Blackwell.
     
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    Alston on Direct Perception and Interpretation.René Van Woudenberg - 1994 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 36 (2):117-124.
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    Ter Inleiding van Dit Nummer: Filosofie Vanuit Levensbeschouwelijk Perspectief.René van Woudenberg - 1998 - Philosophia Reformata 63 (1):2-4.
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    Disagreement, Design, and Thomas Reid.René van Woudenberg - 2011 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 41 (S1):224-239.
    This paper argues that Reid's first principle of design can be more widely accepted then one might suppose, due to the fact that it specifies no marks of design. Also it is explicated that the relation of the principle, on the one hand, and properly basic design beliefs on the other, is a relation of presupposition. It is furthermore suggested that Reid's discussion of what can be done in case of disagreement about first principles points to a position that is (...)
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    Review of Nicholas Rescher, Ignorance: On the Wider Implications of Deficient Knowledge[REVIEW]René van Woudenberg - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (5).
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    Is Being Human Being Rational? Otto Duintjer’s Critique of A Philosophical Tradition.René van Woudenberg - 1993 - Philosophia Reformata 58 (2):237-253.
    Throughout the history of Western philosophy there has been a remarkable consensus that the unique and distinctive feature of human nature lies in the human capacity to think — that is, to think rationally. Being rational is conceived of as being an essential property of human beings. The Amsterdam philosopher Otto Dirk Duintjer2 has made an impressive attempt to analyze this dominant intellectual tradition for the purpose of furnishing hints for an alternative conception of what goes into the essence of (...)
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    Intuitive Knowledge Reconsidered.René van Woudenberg - 2005 - In Rene van Woudenberg, Sabine Roeser & Ron Rood (eds.), Basic Belief and Basic Knowledge. Ontos-Verlag. pp. 15.
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    De Heilsfeiten Verdedigd.René Van Woudenberg - 1999 - Bijdragen 60 (3):279-298.
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    Onmiddelijke kennis, inferentiele kennis en geloof.Rene van Woudenberg - 1994 - Philosophia Reformata 59 (1):82-99.
    Een van de meest opwindende ontwikkelingen in de Engelstalig filosofische wereld van de laatste decennia is vermoedelijk wel de herleving van de godsdienstfilosofie. Deze leek begraven omdat de godsdienst zelf, m.n. het Christendom, begraven leek onder een vracht van beschuldigingen, zoals de neopositivistische negatie van de zinnigheid van godsdienstige taal; of Sartre’s stelling dat de godsdienst de mens van zijn authenticiteit berooft; of de Freudiaanse gedachte dat godsdienst een neurose is; of de Marxistische mening dat de godsdienst de mens vervreemdt (...)
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    Dr. ir. E. Schuurman, Geloven in wetenschap en techniek. Hoop voor de toekomst, Amsterdam: Buijten & Schipperheijn, 1998. [REVIEW]René van Woudenberg - 1999 - Philosophia Reformata 64 (1):79-81.
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    Empirical Psychology.René van Woudenberg - 2013 - Discipline Filosofiche (2012) 2:111.
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    Godsbewijzen en de crisis van het klassieke funderingsdenken.René Van Woudenberg - 1997 - Bijdragen 58 (1):2-28.
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  49. A Scotistic Argument for Dualism.Jeroen de Ridder & Rene van Woudenberg - 2010 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 72 (3):529-555.
     
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  50. Belief is Involuntary.René van Woudenberg - 2012 - Discipline Filosofiche 22 (2):111-131.
    This paper argues for the claim that belief is involuntary. Evidence in favour of it comes from various thought experiments. However, other thought experiments might be taken to indicate that belief is not involuntary (thought experiments regarding such policies as the policy to consider only evidence in favour of a claim and to neglect contrary evidence, or the policy to join a group of believers in a claim, or the policy to apply some form of self-suggestion). It is argued that (...)
     
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