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  1. Logical Thinking.Richard L. Purtill - 1994 - University Press of America.
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    Fatalism and the Omnitemporality of Truth.Richard L. Purtill - 1988 - Faith and Philosophy 5 (2):185-192.
    In this paper I will show that the omnitemporality of truth does indeed imply fatalism if the past is unchangeable. I then argue that it is very likely indeed that the past is unchangeable and thus, since it is very likely that fatalism is false, it is very likely that the doctrine of the omnitemporality of truth is false. I argue that the rejection of the omnitemporality of truth has no undesirable consequences for either logic or theology, that in fact (...)
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  3. Proofs of Miracles and Miracles as Proofs.Richard L. Purtill - 1976 - Christian Scholar’s Review 6.
    AS AGAINST HUME’S VIEW THAT "A MIRACLE CAN NEVER BE PROVED SO AS TO BE THE FOUNDATION OF A SYSTEM OF RELIGION" I ARGUE THAT THE POSSIBILITY OF MIRACLES CAN BE DEFENDED ON PHILOSOPHICAL GROUNDS, THAT THERE IS HISTORICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE OCCURRENCE OF CERTAIN MIRACLES AND THAT SUCH MIRACLES CAN IN FACT GIVE GROUNDS FOR THE PREFERENCE OF ONE SYSTEM OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF OVER ANOTHER.
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    ``Fatalism and the Omnitemporality of Truth&Quot.Richard L. Purtill - 1988 - Faith and Philosophy 5 (2):185-192.
    In this paper I will show that the omnitemporality of truth does indeed imply fatalism if the past is unchangeable. I then argue that it is very likely indeed that the past is unchangeable and thus, since it is very likely that fatalism is false, it is very likely that the doctrine of the omnitemporality of truth is false. I argue that the rejection of the omnitemporality of truth has no undesirable consequences for either logic or theology, that in fact (...)
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    Deontically Perfect Worlds Andprima Facie Obligations.Richard L. Purtill - 1973 - Philosophia 3 (4):429-438.
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    The Master Argument.Richard L. Purtill - 1973 - Apeiron 7 (1):31 - 36.
  7. A Logical Introduction to Philosophy.Richard L. Purtill - 1989
     
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    The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge.Richard L. Purtill - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (1):239-241.
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    Some Varieties of Epistemological Scepticism.Richard L. Purtill - 1971 - Philosophia 1 (1-2):107-116.
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    Toulmin on Ideals of Natural Order.Richard L. Purtill - 1971 - Synthese 22 (3-4):431 - 437.
    In this paper I criticize Toulmin's concept of Ideals of Natural Order and his account of the role these Ideals play in scientific explanation as given in his book, Foresight and Understanding. I argue that Toulmin's account of Ideals of Natural Order as those theories taken to be self evident by scientists at a given time introduces an undesirable subjectivism into his account of scientific explanation. I argue also that the history of science, especially the recent history of microphysics, does (...)
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    Kuhn on Scientific Revolutions.Richard L. Purtill - 1967 - Philosophy of Science 34 (1):53-58.
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    Foreknowledge and Fatalism.Richard L. Purtill - 1974 - Religious Studies 10 (3):319 - 324.
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    Flew and the Free Will Defence.Richard L. Purtill - 1977 - Religious Studies 13 (4):477 - 483.
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    Disembodied Survival Again.Richard L. Purtill - 1977 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 7 (1):125 - 132.
    In a recent paper, I challenged a currently fashionable argument against the intelligibility of disembodied survival. This argument urges that only bodily continuity can provide a satisfactory criterion for personal identity and since bodily continuity is, of course, ruled out ex hypothesi in disembodied survival, we could have no satisfactory criterion for identity of a disembodied person. Toward the end of the paper I issued a challenge to supporters of this argument; if there are reasonable standards for a criterion of (...)
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    On The Just War.Richard L. Purtill - 1971 - Social Theory and Practice 1 (3):97-102.
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    Flew and the Free Will Defence: RICHARD L. PURTILL.Richard L. Purtill - 1977 - Religious Studies 13 (4):477-483.
    In a recent paper Anthony Flew gives an argument which can be outlined as follows: 1. Any attempt to give a ‘free will defence’ must be based either on a compatibilist notion of free will or a libertarian, incompatibilist, notion of free will. 2. A free will defence based on a compatibilist notion of free will must fail, for on a compatibilist view of free will, God could make creatures who were free but never chose evil. 3. A free will (...)
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    Telling the Tale.Richard L. Purtill - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):343 - 349.
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    Walton on Power and Evil.Richard L. Purtill - 1975 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (3):163 - 166.
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    Aristotle and Logical Theory.Richard L. Purtill - 1981 - International Philosophical Quarterly 21 (4):468-469.
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    Foreknowledge and Fatalism: RICHARD L. PURTILL.Richard L. Purtill - 1974 - Religious Studies 10 (3):319-324.
    In a recent book, J. R. Lucas presents an argument to show that if God has infallible knowledge of the future, our will is not free. Thus, Lucas concludes, like the medieval Jewish philosopher Gersonides, that God in creating beings with genuinely free will, abdicates some of his omniscience as well as some of his omnipotence. God could, but will not, determine our choices, since such an exercise of his power would rob us of free will. Similarly, Lucas holds, God (...)
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    Deontic Logic.Richard L. Purtill - 1980 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 11 (1):171-174.
  22. Reason to Believe.Richard L. Purtill - 1974 - Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
     
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    Four-Valued Tables and Modal Logic.Richard L. Purtill - 1970 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 11 (4):505-511.
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    The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge.Richard L. Purtill - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (1):239-241.
  25. Justice, Mercy, Supererogation, and Atonement.Richard L. Purtill - 1990 - In Thomas P. Flint (ed.), Christian Philosophy. Univ Notre Dame Pr.
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    Robert A. Larmer (Ed.), Questions of Miracle.Richard L. Purtill - 1998 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 43 (3):189-190.
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    C.S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion.Richard L. Purtill - 1986 - International Philosophical Quarterly 26 (2):200-201.
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    The Logical Basis of Metaphysics.Richard L. Purtill - 1995 - History of European Ideas 21 (2):297-298.
    Michael Dummett's new book is the greatly expanded and recently revised version of his distinguished William James Lectures, delivered in 1976. Dummett regards the construction of a satisfactory theory of meaning as the most pressing task of contemporary analytical philosophy. He believes that the successful completion of this difficult assignment will lead to a resolution of problems before which philosophy has been stalled, in some instances for centuries. These problems turn on the correctness or incorrectness of a realistic view of (...)
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    Disembodied Survival.Richard L. Purtill - 1973 - Sophia 12 (2):1-10.
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    Deontic Logic: A Comprehensive Appraisal and a New Proposal. [REVIEW]Richard L. Purtill - 1980 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 11 (1):171-174.
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    Selection of Papers for the Special Issue of Philosophical Studies.Richard L. Purtill - 1990 - Philosophical Studies 60 (1-2):3-4.
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    Paradox-Free Deontic Logics.Richard L. Purtill - 1975 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 16 (4):483-490.
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    Doing Logic by Computer.Richard L. Purtill - 1969 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 10 (2):150-162.
  34. C s Lewis's Case for the Christian Faith.Richard L. Purtill - 1981 - Harper & Row.
    THE BOOK IS AN INTRODUCTION TO LEWIS’S THOUGHT ON THE MAJOR THEMES OF CHRISTIANITY, SUCH AS REASON AND FAITH, THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD, CHRIST, AND PRAYER. HIS ARGUMENTS ARE ANALYZED WITH NUMEROUS REFERENCES TO HIS WRITINGS. (STAFF).
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  35. Epistemological Scepticism Again.Richard L. Purtill - 1971 - Philosophical Forum 3 (1):138.
     
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  36. J.R.R. Tolkien Myth, Morality, and Religion.Richard L. Purtill - 1984
     
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    Logic for Philosophers.Richard L. Purtill - 1971 - New York: Harper & Row.
  38. Lord of the Elves and Eldils Fantasy and Philosophy in C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.Richard L. Purtill - 1974 - Zondervan Pub. House.
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  39. Philosophically Speaking.Richard L. Purtill - 1975 - Prentice-Hall.
     
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  40. Questions of Miracle.Richard L. Purtill - 1998 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 43 (3):189-190.
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    Reason to Believe: Why Faith Makes Sense.Richard L. Purtill - 2009 - Ignatius Press.
    New Atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, energetically say, No! Many others, including some believers, insist that faith is utterly beyond reasoned ...
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  42. Thinking About Religion a Philosophical Introduction to Religion.Richard L. Purtill - 1978
     
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