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  1. Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty.Robert A. Larmer - 1992 - Journal of Business Ethics 11 (2):125 - 128.
    Discussions of whistleblowing and employee loyalty usually assume either that the concept of loyalty is irrelevant to the issue or, more commonly, that whistleblowing involves a moral choice in which the loyalty that an employee owes an employer comes to be pitted against the employee''s responsibility to serve public interest. I argue that both these views are mistaken and propose a third view which sees whistleblowing as entirely compatible with employee loyalty.
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    Water Into Wine? An Investigation of the Concept of a Miracle.Robert A. Larmer - 1988 - Mcgill-Queen’s University Press.
    In Water into Wine? Robert Larmer re-examines significant issues in this cross-disciplinary debate and attacks two basic assumptions governing it.
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  3. Special Divine Acts: Three Pseudo-Problems and a Blind Alley.Robert A. Larmer - 2015 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 7 (4):61--81.
    Traditionally, special divine acts have been understood as involving intervention in the course of nature, so as to cause events that nature would not, or could not, otherwise produce. The concept of divine intervention has come under heavy fire in recent times, however. This has caused many philosophers and theologians either to abandon the possibility of special divine acts or to attempt to show how such acts need not be understood as interventions in natural processes. This paper argues that three (...)
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    Questions of Miracle.Robert A. Larmer - 1998 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 43 (3):189 - 190.
    Questions of Miracle will be a valuable reference book and teaching tool for scholars and students of theology, religious studies, and philosophy. Contents The Logic of Probabilities in Hume's Argument against Miracles - Fred Wilson David Hume and the Miraculous - Robert Larmer Miracles and the Laws of Nature - Robert Larmer Against Miracles - John Collier Against "Against Miracles" - Robert Larmer Miracles and Conservation Laws - Neil MacGill Miracles and Conservation Laws: A Reply to Professor MacGill - Robert (...)
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    Miracles, Evidence, and God.Robert Larmer - 2003 - Dialogue 42 (1):107-.
    In "Miracles as Evidence Against the Existence of God," (’Southern Journal of Philosophy’, 1985) Christine Overall argued that the occurrence of miracles would constitute evidence against the existence of God, on the grounds that miracles are violations of natural law or permanently inexplicable events and, as such, would be inconsistent with the supposed purposes of God. In ’Water Into Wine?’ (MacGill-Queen’s, 1988), I argued that her argument fails once a more adequate definition of miracle is adopted. In "Miracles and God: (...)
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  6. Miracles As Evidence for God.Robert Larmer - 1999 - In God and Argument. Univ Ottawa Pr.
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  7. Mind-Body Interactionism and the Conservation of Energy.Robert Larmer - 1986 - International Philosophical Quarterly 26 (September):277-85.
    One of the major reasons underlying the widespread rejection of the theory that the mind is an immaterial substance distinct from the body, But which nevertheless acts on the body, Is that it is felt that such a theory commits one to denying the principle of the conservation of energy. My aim in this article is to assess the strength of this objection. My thesis is that the usual replies are inadequate, But--Strong as this objection appears--Some important logical distinctions have (...)
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    Miracles and Overall: An Apology for Atheism?Robert Larmer - 2004 - Dialogue 43 (3):555-568.
    Christian Overall and I have been debating whether the occurrence of events traditionally viewed as miracles would constitute evidence for theism. In this article, I make some concluding comments regarding our exchanges. My goal in making these comments is twofold. First, I wish to sketch why I think miracles can function as evidence for God. Second, in the course of our discussion, Overall has ascribed to me claims that I do not make and criticized me on the basis of my (...)
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  9. The Legitimacy of Miracle.Robert A. Larmer - 2013 - Lexington Books.
    The Legitimacy of Miracle defends the view that miracles, in the strong sense of being events produced by a supernatural agent overriding the usual course of nature, can take place without violating any laws of nature. This means that the evidence for miracles cannot be judged to be in conflict with the evidence for the laws of nature; the result being that Humean objections to the rationality of belief in miracles fail.
     
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    Divine Agency and the Principle of the Conservation of Energy.Robert Larmer - 2009 - Zygon 44 (3):543-557.
    Many contemporary thinkers seeking to integrate theistic belief and scientific thought reject what they regard as two extremes. They disavow deism in which God is understood simply to uphold the existence of the physical universe, and they exclude any view of divine influence that suggests the performance of physical work through an immaterial cause. Deism is viewed as theologically inadequate, and acceptance of direct immaterial causation of physical events is viewed as scientifically illegitimate. This desire to avoid both deism and (...)
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    Divine Intervention and the Conservation of Energy: A Reply to Evan Fales. [REVIEW]Robert Larmer - 2014 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 75 (1):27-38.
    Evan Fales has recently argued that, although I provide the most promising approach for those concerned to defend belief in divine intervention, I nevertheless fail to show that such belief can be rational. I argue that Fales’ objections are unsuccessful.
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    Doubting Thomists and Intelligent Design.Robert Larmer - 2019 - Sophia 58 (3):349-358.
    Contemporary Thomists, by and large, have been very critical of the intelligent design movement. Their criticism raises two important issues; the first being whether such criticism is well-founded, the second being whether it is consistent with the views of St. Thomas, from whom they claim to take their direction. I shall argue that their criticism typically misses the mark and that they are mistaken in their representation of Thomas’s views as regards intelligent design.
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  13. Abortion, Personhood and the Potential for Consciousness.Robert Larmer - 1995 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (3):241-251.
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  14. Miracles, Physicalism, and the Laws of Nature.Robert A. Larmer - 2008 - Religious Studies 44 (2):149-159.
    In his paper "Miracles: Metaphysics, Physics, and Physicalism," Kirk McDermid appears to have two primary goals. The first is to demonstrate that my account of how God might produce a miracle without violating any laws of nature is radically flawed. The second is to suggest two alternative accounts, one suitable for a deterministic world, one suitable for an indeterministic world, which allow for the occurrence of a miracle without violation of the laws of nature, yet do not suffer from the (...)
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    Miracles and Overall: An Apology for Atheism?Robert Larmer - 2004 - Dialogue 43 (3):555-568.
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    Miracles and Criteria.Robert Larmer - 1984 - Sophia 23 (1):5 - 12.
    IN "MIRACLES AND CRITERIA" I ARGUE THAT, CONTRARY TO VIEWS OF PHILOSOPHERS SUCH AS GUY ROBINSON, THERE EXIST CRITERIA BY WHICH TO DIFFERENTIATE EVENTS LEGITIMATELY TERMED MIRACLES AND EVENTS BEST INTERPRETED AS MERE INDICES OF AN INADEQUATE UNDERSTANDING OF NATURAL PROCESSES. WHETHER ONE VIEWS AN EXTRAORDINARY EVENT AS A MIRACLE OR AS THE RESULT OF SOME UNKNOWN OR POORLY UNDERSTOOD NATURAL PROCESSES IS NOT, THEREFORE, A MATTER OF WHIM.
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    Miracles and Conservation Laws: A Reply to Professor MacGill.Robert Larmer - 1992 - Sophia 31 (1-2):89 - 95.
    In a recent article, Neil MacGill criticizes my claim (See "Water Into Wine", MacGill-Queen’s University Press, 1988) that miracles, understood as a transcendent agent overriding the usual course of nature, can conceivably occur without violating or suspending any of the laws of nature. MacGill feels that my account of miracles implies the violation of at least one law of nature, the Principle of the Conservation of Energy. In my reply, I point out that he is mistaken and that my original (...)
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    The Ethics of the New Economy. [REVIEW]Robert Larmer - 2001 - Dialogue 40 (1):193-193.
    A great strength of this book is that it takes seriously what it means to do applied ethics in an interdisciplinary setting. The papers, largely drawn from the 1996 conference “Ethics and Restructuring: The First Laurier Conference on Business and Professional Ethics,” come from a wide range of disciplines and vocations, and the various contributors show a commendable willingness to grapple with complex empirical data in drawing ethical conclusions. The fact that they focus almost exclusively on Canadian instances of restructuring (...)
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  19. Questions of Miracle.Robert A. Larmer - 1996 - Carleton University Press.
    Questions of Miracle will be a valuable reference book and teaching tool for scholars and students of theology, religious studies, and philosophy. Contents The Logic of Probabilities in Hume's Argument against Miracles - Fred Wilson David Hume and the Miraculous - Robert Larmer Miracles and the Laws of Nature - Robert Larmer Against Miracles - John Collier Against "Against Miracles" - Robert Larmer Miracles and Conservation Laws - Neil MacGill Miracles and Conservation Laws: A Reply to Professor MacGill - Robert (...)
     
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    Miracles, Evidence, and God.Robert Larmer - 2003 - Dialogue 42 (1):107-122.
    A favoured argument of many of the eighteenth-century Deists was that the concept of miracle is inconsistent with the supposed perfection of God and thus the occurrence of miracles would constitute evidence against, rather than for, God. In the latter part of the twentieth century we meet very similar arguments in the writings of Christine Overall and James Keller who claim that the occurrence of miracles would imply an arbitrariness and caprice unworthy of a divine agent.
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    Is There Anything Wrong with ``God of the Gaps'' Reasoning?Robert Larmer - 2002 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 52 (3):129-142.
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    Misunderstanding Hume’s Argument Against Miracles: A Response to Gregory L. Bock.Robert Larmer - 2011 - Philosophia Christi 13 (1):155-163.
    In his recent paper, “Understanding David Hume’s Argument against Miracles,” Gregory Bock takes the increasingly popular position that Hume’s intent in “Of Miracles” was not to argue that testimony is in principle incapable of grounding a rational belief in miracles, but rather that it is in principle incapable of grounding a rational belief in miracles that could act as the foundation for a religion. I argue that this interpretation of the text does not withstand critical scrutiny.
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    Mind-Body Interaction and the Conservation of Energy.Robert Larmer - 1986 - International Philosophical Quarterly 26 (3):277-285.
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    2 The Meanings of Miracle.Robert A. Larmer - 2011 - In Graham H. Twelftree (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Miracles. Cambridge University Press. pp. 36.
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  25. God and Argument.Robert Larmer - 1999 - Univ Ottawa Pr.
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    Miracles, Physicalism, and the Laws of Nature: ROBERT A. LARMER.Robert A. Larmer - 2008 - Religious Studies 44 (2):149-159.
    In his paper ‘Miracles: metaphysics, physics, and physicalism’, 1 Kirk McDermid appears to have two primary goals. The first is to demonstrate that my account of how God might produce a miracle without violating any laws of nature is radically flawed. The second is to suggest two alternative accounts, one suitable for a deterministic world, one suitable for an indeterministic world, which allow for the occurrence of a miracle without violation of the laws of nature, yet do not suffer from (...)
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    Miracles and the Laws of Nature.Robert A. Larmer - 1985 - Dialogue 24 (2):227 - 235.
    I DEFEND THE VIEW THAT MIRACLES, CONSIDERED AS OBJECTIVE EVENTS SPECIALLY CAUSED BY GOD, CAN CONCEIVABLY OCCUR IN A WORLD WHICH BEHAVES, ALWAYS AND EVERYWHERE, COMPLETELY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF NATURE. GOD, BY CREATING OR ANNIHILATING UNITS OR MASS/ENERGY AND THUS ALTERING THE MATERIAL CONDITIONS TO WHICH THE LAWS APPLY, CAN PRODUCE A MIRACLE WITHOUT VIOLATING ANY OF THE LAWS OF NATURE.
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  28. Water Into Wine?: An Investigation of the Concept of Miracle.Robert A. Larmer - 1988 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    The first is that a miracle, understood as an event produced by a transcendent agent overriding the usual course of nature, involves a violation of the laws of nature. Larmer argues that events are explained by reference to both relevant laws and units of mass/energy in the sequences to be explained. He contends that a miracle need not be conceived as involving a violation of natural law, but rather as the creation or annihilation of mass/energy by a transcendent agent. In (...)
     
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    The Ethics of Investing: A Reply to William Irvine. [REVIEW]Robert Larmer - 1997 - Journal of Business Ethics 16 (4):397-400.
    In a recent article in this journal entitled "The Ethics of Investing", William Irvine argues that what he calls the 'Evil-Company Principle' is an inadequate guide to ethical investing. In its place, he proposes what he calls the 'Enablement Principle'. In reply, I argue that his rejection of the Evil-Company Principle is premature and that his Enablement Principle presupposes acceptance of the Evil-Company Principle.
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    C. S. Lewis’s Critique of Hume’s “on Miracles”.Robert Larmer - 2008 - Faith and Philosophy 25 (2):154-171.
    In this article I argue that C. S. Lewis is both a perceptive reader and trenchant critic of David Hume’s views on miracle.
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    Miracles and Natural Explanations: A Rejoinder.Robert A. Larmer - 1989 - Sophia 28 (3):7 - 12.
    IN HIS ARTICLE "MIRACLES AND NATURAL EXPLANATION" DAVID BASINGER TAKES ISSUE WITH THE CLAIM I ADVANCED IN MY EARLIER ARTICLE "MIRACLES AND CRITERIA" THAT ONLY A DOGMATIC AND UNCRITICAL ASSUMPTION THAT NATURE IS IN FACT AN ISOLATED SYSTEM CAN EXPLAIN THE INSISTENCE OF SOME PHILOSOPHERS THAT, NO MATTER WHAT THE EVENT AND NO MATTER WHAT THE CONTEXT IN WHICH IT OCCURS, IT IS ALWAYS MORE RATIONAL TO LIVE IN THE FAITH THAT SUCH AN EVENT HAS A NATURAL EXPLANATION RATHER THAN (...)
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  32. Interpreting Hume on Miracles.Robert A. Larmer - 2009 - Religious Studies 45 (3):325-338.
    Contemporary commentators on Hume’s essay, "Of Miracles" have increasingly tended to argue that Hume never intended to suggest that testimonial evidence must always be insufficient to justify belief in a miracle. This is in marked contrast to earlier commentators who interpreted Hume as intending to demonstrate that testimonial evidence is incapable in principle of ever establishing rational belief in a miracle. In this article I argue that this traditional interpretation is the correct one.
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    The Range of Epistemic Logic.Robert A. Larmer & Free Will - 1987 - Philosophia 17 (3):375-390.
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    Against 'Against Miracles'.Robert Larmer - 1988 - Sophia 27 (1):20 - 25.
    IN HIS RECENT ARTICLE "AGAINST MIRACLES" ("DIALOGUE" 25, 349-352, SUMMER 1986) JOHN COLLIER CRITICIZES MY CLAIM THAT MIRACLES, I.E., OVERRIDINGS OF NATURE BY A TRANSCENDENT AGENT, CAN TAKE PLACE IN A WORLD WHICH BEHAVES COMPLETELY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF NATURE ("MIRACLES AND THE LAWS OF NATURE," "DIALOGUE" 24, SUMMER 1985). THE TWO GROUNDS HE GIVES FOR REJECTING MY VIEW ARE (1) THAT I MISUNDERSTAND HUME, AND (2) THAT I MISUNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLE OF CONSERVATION OF ENERGY. IN REPLY, I (...)
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    Corporate Executives: Disasters and Moral Responsibility. [REVIEW]Robert Larmer - 1996 - Journal of Business Ethics 15 (7):785 - 788.
    In his article The Moral Responsibility of Corporate Executives for Disasters, John Bishop has argued that we are justified on moral considerations for holding corporate executives responsible for disasters resulting from corporate activities, even in circumstances where they could not reasonably have been expected to possess the information necessary to avert these disasters. I argue that he is mistaken in this claim.
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    Interpreting Hume on Miracles: ROBERT A. LARMER.Robert A. Larmer - 2009 - Religious Studies 45 (3):325-338.
    Contemporary commentators on Hume's essay, ‘Of miracles’ have increasingly tended to argue that Hume never intended to suggest that testimonial evidence must always be insufficient to justify belief in a miracle. This is in marked contrast to earlier commentators who interpreted Hume as intending to demonstrate that testimonial evidence is incapable in principle of ever establishing rational belief in a miracle. In this article I argue that this traditional interpretation is the correct one.
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    Free Will, Hegemony and Neurophysiological Indeterminism.Robert A. Larmer - 1986 - Philosophia 16 (2):177-189.
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    Everlasting Check or Philosophical Fiasco: A Response to Alexander George’s Interpretation of Hume’s ‘Of Miracles’.Robert Larmer - 2018 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 83 (1):97-110.
    In his The Everlasting Check: Hume on Miracles, Alexander George claims to provide readers with a single unified interpretation of Hume’s ‘Of Miracles’ that demonstrates Hume’s actual argument is philosophically rich and far more robust than is generally thought. This response argues that George is unsuccessful, ignoring crucial passages and misinterpreting others.
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    Miracles as Evidence for the Existence of God: A Response to Frank Jankunis.Robert Larmer - 2014 - Dialogue 53 (4):611-622.
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    Is Methodological Naturalism Question-Begging?Robert A. Larmer - 2003 - Philosophia Christi 5 (1):113-130.
  41. Peter van Inwagen, Ed., Christian Faith and the Problem of Evil Reviewed By.Robert Larmer - 2005 - Philosophy in Review 25 (4):306-307.
     
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    Christian Anthropology: Saving the Soul?Robert A. Larmer - 2000 - Philosophia Christi 2 (2):211-226.
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    C. S. Lewis’s Critique of Hume’s “on Miracles”.Robert Larmer - 2008 - Faith and Philosophy 25 (2):154-171.
    In this article I argue that C. S. Lewis is both a perceptive reader and trenchant critic of David Hume’s views on miracle.
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    Miracles, Evil and Justified Belief: Some Final Comments.Robert A. Larmer - 1997 - Sophia 36 (2):79 - 87.
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    Theistic Complementarianism and Ockham’s Razor.Robert Larmer - 2005 - Philosophia Christi 7 (2):503-516.
  46. Robert Kane, Through the Moral Maze: Searching for Absolute Values in a Pluralistic World Reviewed By.Robert Larmer - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (5):335-337.
     
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    Does a Beginningless Universe Imply an Actual Infinity of Past Events?Robert Larmer - 1993 - Lyceum 5 (2):11-18.
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    No Title Available: Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Robert A. Larmer - 2010 - Religious Studies 46 (4):541-545.
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  49. Kelly James Clark, Return to Reason Reviewed By.Robert A. Larmer - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (2):96-97.
     
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Susan Tridgell, Reg Naulty, Robert Larmer, Jennifer Welchman, Struan Jacobs, Christopher Lundgren, Adrian Walsh, John Makeham & Muhammad Kamal - 2004 - Sophia 43 (2):129-147.
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