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  1. A New Cosmological Argument.Richard M. Gale & Alexander R. Pruss - 1999 - Religious Studies 35 (4):461-476.
    We will give a new cosmological argument for the existence of a being who, although not proved to be the absolutely perfect God of the great Medieval theists, also is capable of playing the role in the lives of working theists of a being that is a suitable object of worship, adoration, love, respect, and obedience. Unlike the absolutely perfect God, the God whose necessary existence is established by our argument will not be shown to essentially have the divine perfections (...)
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    The Language of Time.Richard M. Gale - 1968 - New York: Humanitites Press.
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  3. On the Nature and Existence of God.Richard M. Gale - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    There has been in recent years a plethora of defenses of theism from analytical philosophers such as Plantinga, Swinburne, and Alston. Richard Gale's important book is a critical response to these writings. New versions of cosmological, ontological, and religious experience arguments are critically evaluated, along with pragmatic arguments to justify faith on the grounds of its prudential or moral benefits. A special feature of the book is the discussion of the atheological argument that attempts to deduce a contradiction from the (...)
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  4. Negation and Non-Being.Richard M. Gale - 1976 - Blackwell.
     
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    What is Political Philosophy?Richard M. Gale - 1961 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 21 (3):419-420.
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  6. A Response to Oppy, and to Davey and Clifton.Richard M. Gale & Alexander R. Pruss - 2002 - Religious Studies 38 (1):89-99.
    Our paper ‘A new cosmological argument’ gave an argument for the existence of God making use of the weak Principle of Sufficient Reason (W-PSR) which states that for every proposition p, if p is true, then it is possible that there is an explanation for p. Recently, Graham Oppy, as well as Kevin Davey and Rob Clifton, have criticized the argument. We reply to these criticisms. The most interesting kind of criticism in both papers alleges that the W-PSR can be (...)
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    The Divided Self of William James.Richard M. Gale - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book offers a powerful interpretation of the philosophy of William James. It focuses on the multiple directions in which James's philosophy moves and the inevitable contradictions that arise as a result. The first part of the book explores a range of James's doctrines in which he refuses to privilege any particular perspective: ethics, belief, free will, truth and meaning. The second part of the book turns to those doctrines where James privileges the perspective of mystical experience. Richard Gale then (...)
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    Ontological Arguments and Belief in God. [REVIEW]Richard M. Gale - 1995 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 58 (3):715-719.
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    The Fictive Use of Language.Richard M. Gale - 1971 - Philosophy 46 (178):324 - 340.
    Fiction has been of concern to both the aesthetician and the ontologist. The former is concerned with the criteria or standards by which we judge the aesthetic worth of a fictional work, the latter with whether our ontology must be enlarged to include possible or imaginary worlds in which are housed the characters and incidents referred to and depicted in such works. This is a paper on the ontology of fiction. It will attempt to answer these ontological questions concerning truth (...)
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  10. The Philosophy of Time: A Collection of Essays.Richard M. Gale - 1967 - London: Macmillan.
     
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    Tensed Statements.Richard M. Gale - 1962 - Philosophical Quarterly 12 (46):53-59.
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    Referring.Richard M. Gale - 1969 - Journal of Philosophy 66 (6):168-177.
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    Why Alston’s Mystical Doxastic Practice Is Subjective. [REVIEW]Richard M. Gale - 1994 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (4):869 - 875.
    Within each of the great religions there is a well established doxastic practice (DP) of taking experiential inputs consisting of apparent direct perceptions of God (M experiences) as giving prima facie justification, subject to defeat by overriders supplied by that religion, for belief outputs that God exists and is as he presents himself. (This DP is abbreviated as "MP.") William Alston's primary aim in his excellent book, Perceiving God, is to establish that we have epistemic justification for believing that MPs (...)
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    The Divided Self of William James.Richard M. Gale - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 51 (202):100-102.
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  15. William James and the Willfulness of Belief.Richard M. Gale - 1999 - Philosophical and Phenomenological Research 59 (1):71-91.
    It was important to James's philosophy, especially his doctrine of the will to believe, that we could believe at will. Toward this end he argues in The Principles of Psychology that attending to an idea is identical with believing it, which, in turn, is identical with willing that it be realized. Since willing is identical with believing and willing is an intentional action, it follows by Leibniz's Law that believing also is an intentional action. This paper explores the problems with (...)
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    Space and Time.Richard M. Gale - 1970 - Journal of Philosophy 67 (9):300-316.
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    John Dewey's Quest for Unity: The Journey of a Promethean Mystic.Richard M. Gale - 2010 - Prometheus Books.
    Introduction -- Part I: Growth, inquiry, and unity -- Problems with inquiry -- Aesthetic inquiry -- Inquiry, inquiry, inquiry -- Why unification? -- Part II: The metaphysics of unity -- The quest for being QUA being -- Time and individuality -- The Humpty-Dumpty intuition -- The mystical.
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    The Concept of Identity.Richard M. Gale - 1983 - Journal of Philosophy 80 (4):247-253.
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    William James and the Ethics of Belief.Richard M. Gale - 1980 - American Philosophical Quarterly 17 (1):1 - 14.
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    The Metaphysics of John Dewey.Richard M. Gale - 2002 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 38 (4):477 - 519.
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    The Divided Self of William James.Richard M. Gale - 2002 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 64 (2):491-494.
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    Has the Present Any Duration?Richard M. Gale - 1971 - Noûs 5 (1):39-47.
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    Omniscience-Immutability Arguments.Richard M. Gale - 1986 - American Philosophical Quarterly 23 (4):319 - 335.
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    On the Existence and Nature of God.Richard M. Gale - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (3):433-435.
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    Mysticism and Philosophy.Richard M. Gale - 1960 - Journal of Philosophy 57 (14):471-481.
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    Pragmatism Versus Mysticism: The Divided Self of William James.Richard M. Gale - 1991 - Philosophical Perspectives 5:241-286.
    James' pragmatism attempts to reconcile his tough--and tender-minded selves. It does not, however, assuage a deeper conflict between his promethean pragmatic self and his mystical self. It is argued that James' philosophy up until the late 1890's is almost exclusively promethean, being based on his brand of "humanistic" pragmatism, and that his later writings tend, though not without important exceptions, for he never succeeded in becoming a unified self, to give voice to a competing anti-promethean type of mysticism of the (...)
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  27. Evil and Alvin Plantinga.Richard M. Gale - 2007 - In Deane-Peter Baker (ed.), Alvin Plantinga. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Russell's Drill Sergeant and Bricklayer and Dewey's Logic.Richard M. Gale - 1959 - Journal of Philosophy 56 (9):401-406.
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    Some Metaphysical Statements About Time.Richard M. Gale - 1963 - Journal of Philosophy 60 (9):225-237.
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  30. Alvin Plantinga’s Warranted Christian Belief.Richard M. Gale - 2001 - Philo 4 (2):138-147.
    In Warranted Christian Belief, Alvin Plantinga makes use of his earlier two books, Warrant: the Current Debate and Warrant and Proper Function, to show how it is possible for someone to have a warranted belief that God exists and that all of the great things of the Christian Gospel are true even if the believer is unable to give any argument to support these beliefs. Three objections are lodged against Plantinga’s position. First, the alleged sensus divinitatis and the internal instigation (...)
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    Do Performative Utterances Have Any Constative Function?Richard M. Gale - 1970 - Journal of Philosophy 67 (5):117-121.
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    Time, Temporality, and Paradox.Richard M. Gale - 2002 - In The Blackwell Guide to Metaphysics. Blackwell. pp. 66.
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    Essays on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.Richard M. Gale - 1968 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 29 (1):146-147.
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    The Egocentric Particular and Token-Reflexive Analyses of Tense.Richard M. Gale - 1964 - Philosophical Review 73 (2):213-228.
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    “Is It Now Now?‘.Richard M. Gale - 1964 - Mind 73 (289):97-105.
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    Bergson's Analysis of the Concept of Nothing.Richard M. Gale - 1974 - Modern Schoolman 51 (4):269-300.
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    McTaggart’s Analysis of Time.Richard M. Gale - 1966 - American Philosophical Quarterly 3 (2):145 - 152.
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    The Generality of Predictions.Richard M. Gale & Irving Thalberg - 1965 - Journal of Philosophy 62 (8):195-210.
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    Cosmological and Design Arguments.A. R. Pruss & Richard M. Gale - 2005 - In William J. Wainwright (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion. Oxford University Press. pp. 116--137.
    The cosmological and teleological argument both start with some contingent feature of the actual world and argue that the best or only explanation of that feature is that it was produced by an intelligent and powerful supernatural being. The cosmological argument starts with a general feature, such as the existence of contingent being or the presence of motion and uses some version of the Principle of Sufficient Reason to conclude that this feature must have an explanation. The debate then focuses (...)
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  40. A Note on Personal Identity and Bodily Continuity.Richard M. Gale - 1969 - Analysis 30 (June):193-195.
  41. R. M. Adams’s Theodicy of Grace.Richard M. Gale - 1998 - Philo 1 (1):36-44.
    R. M. Adams’s essay, “Must God Create the Best?” can be interpreted as offering a theodicy for God’s creating morally less perfect beings than he could have created. By creating these morally less perfect beings, God is bestowing grace upon them, which is an unmerited or undeserved benefit. He does so, however, in advance of the free moral misdeeds that render them undeserving. This requires that God have middle knowledge, pace Adams’s version of the Free Will Theodicy, of what would (...)
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    Divine Omniscience, Human Freedom, and Backwards Causation.Richard M. Gale - 2002 - Faith and Philosophy 19 (1):85-88.
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    The Philosophy of William James: An Introduction.Richard M. Gale - 2004 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 2004 book is an accessible introduction to the full range of the philosophy of William James. It portrays that philosophy as containing a deep division between a Promethean type of pragmatism and a passive mysticism. The pragmatist James conceives of truth and meaning as a means to control nature and make it do our bidding. The mystic James eschews the use of concepts in order to penetrate to the inner conscious core of all being, including nature at large. Richard (...)
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    'Here' and 'Now'.Richard M. Gale - 1969 - The Monist 53 (3):396-409.
    In my book, The Language of Time, it was argued that the distinctions of past, present and future are objective. The over-all structure of the argument was as follows: ‘now’, as well as other temporal demonstratives, although not designating a sensible property, has an informative role in our language, and for this reason temporal demonstratives cannot be eliminated without loss of information; ‘now’ is “semantically” objective but “pragmatically” subjective, i.e. a sentence containing a word such as ‘now’ is not used (...)
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    Swinburne's Argument From Religious Experience.Richard M. Gale - 1994 - In Alan G. Padgett (ed.), Reason and the Christian Religion. Clarendon Press. pp. 39--63.
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    On What There Isn't.Richard M. Gale - 1972 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (3):459 - 488.
    On the other side of the ledger there seem to be equally powerful reasons for countenancing negative events and states. The first and foremost reason is that since every true proposition about the world supposedly corresponds with some event, there must be a negative event corresponding to every true negative proposition about the world. Second, there can be no determinate reality without negative facts, since something can be a definite individual only if it has finite boundaries, which require that it (...)
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  47. The Existence of God.Richard M. Gale & Alexander R. Pruss (eds.) - 2003
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    Existence, Tense, and Presupposition.Richard M. Gale - 1966 - The Monist 50 (1):98-108.
    The aim of this paper is to present an argument to show both that ‘exists ’ is not a predicate of things or continuants and that ‘is present ’ is not a predicate of events or states of affairs. I shall confine my remarks to statements having a singular referring expression as their subject. My argument requires that we accept as a premiss that Strawson’s account of referring correctly depicts the working of statements containing a singular referring expression as their (...)
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    Swinburne on Providence.Richard M. Gale - 2000 - Religious Studies 36 (2):209-219.
    My review of Swinburne's elaborate and ingenious higher-good type theodicy will begin with an examination of his argument for why the theist needs a theodicy in the first place. After a preliminary sketch of his theodicy and its crucial free-will plank, its rational-choice theoretic arguments will be critically scrutinized.
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    William James and John Dewey: The Odd Couple.Richard M. Gale - 2004 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 28 (1):149–167.
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