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  1. The Teleological Argument: An Exploration of the Fine-Tuning of the Universe.Robin Collins - 2009 - In William Lane Craig & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology. Blackwell. pp. 202--281.
  2. Against the Epistemic Value of Prediction Over Accommodation.Robin Collins - 1994 - Noûs 28 (2):210-224.
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  3. Modern Physics and the Energy-Conservation Objection to Mind-Body Dualism.Robin Collins - 2008 - American Philosophical Quarterly 45 (1):31-42.
  4. Evidence for Fine-Tuning.Robin Collins - 2003 - In Neil A. Manson (ed.), God and Design: The Teleological Argument and Modern Science. Routledge. pp. 80--178.
  5. The Teleological Argument.Robin Collins - 2008 - In Paul Copan & Chad V. Meister (eds.), Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues. Blackwell.
    This is a condensed version of an in-process book on the fine-tuning argument for God’s existence. In this 48,000 word essay, I first develop a probabilistic framework for articulating the argument, and then use this framework to answer in detail many of the objections commonly raised against it. Along the way, I present some of the fine-tuning evidence itself and consider major objections against the evidence; further, there are two major sections dealing with the multiverse objection, particularly that based on (...)
     
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    A Scientific Case for the Soul.Robin Collins - 2011 - In Mark C. Baker & Stewart Goetz (eds.), The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations Into the Existence of the Soul. New York: Continuum Press. pp. 222-246.
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    The Energy of the Soul.Robin Collins - 2011 - In Mark C. Baker & Stewart Goetz (eds.), The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations Into the Existence of the Soul. Continuum Press. pp. 123-133.
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    Fine-Tuning Arguments and the Problem of the Comparison Range.Robin Collins - 2005 - Philosophia Christi 7 (2):385 - 404.
  9. God and the Laws of Nature.Robin Collins - 2009 - Philo 12 (2):142-171.
    This paper argues that theism and related axiarchic hypotheses provide the only promising solution to the problems of cosmic coincidence and induction raised by necessitarians against the regularity view of the laws of nature. Hence, it is argued, the fundamental order of the world provides significant support for theism and these related hypotheses.
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    Divine Action and Evolution.Robin Collins - 2008 - In Thomas P. Flint & Michael C. Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press.
    This article addresses the question of what God's ultimate purposes might be for creating the world, focusing particularly on what His purpose might have been in creating the world via a seemingly partly chance-driven evolutionary process. It argues that God's creation of human beings and other living organisms through an evolutionary process allows for richer and deeper sorts of interconnections between humans and non-human creation than would otherwise be possible. These interconnections are of significant value, mainly because they allow for (...)
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  11. God, Design, and Fine-Tuning.Robin Collins - 2003 - In Raymond Martin & Christopher Bernard (eds.), God Matters: Readings in the Philosophy of Religion. Longman Publications.
  12. The Case for Cosmic Design.Robin Collins - 2008 - In God or Blind Nature?: Philosopher’s Debate the Evidence (2007-2008). Internet Infidels (Online Publisher).
    This is a contribution to the first online book debating theism and naturalism. In this contribution, I present the case for theism from the fine-tuning of the universe, and the elegance and intelligibility/discoverability of the law of nature. Also included is Paul Draper’s response to my arguments, along with my replies. (The online book can be found at http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/debates/great-debate.html).
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    Contributions From the Philosophy of Science.Robin Collins - 2006 - In Philip Clayton (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. Oxford University Press. pp. 328-344.
    Accession Number: ATLA0001712204; Hosting Book Page Citation: p 328-344.; Language(s): English; General Note: Bibliography: p 343-344.; Issued by ATLA: 20130825; Publication Type: Essay.
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    How to Rigorously Define Fine-Tuning.Robin Collins - 2005 - Philosophia Christi 7:382-407.
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    Theism or Pantheism? A Review Essay on John Leslie’s Infinite Minds.Robin Collins - 2003 - Philosophia Christi 5 (2):567-574.
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    Design and the Many-Worlds Hypothesis.Robin Collins - 2002 - In William Lane Craig (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide. Rutgers University Press. pp. 130--148.
  17. God Matters: Readings in the Philosophy of Religion.Robin Collins - 2003 - Longman Publications.
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  18. René Girard and Creative Mimesis.Pablo Bandera, Christina Biava, Robin Collins, Robert Doran, Joachim Duyndam, Patrick Imbert, André Lascaris, Richard McGuigan, Wolfgang Palaver, Andrew O'Shea, Nancy Popp, Petra Steinmair-Pösel, Martha Reineke & Francis Tobienne - 2013 - Lanham MD: Lexington Books.
    This book explores the nature and implications of positive, creative, and loving mimesis and brings together the interdisciplinary fields of Girardian studies and creativity studies in new and original ways. Scientists, philosophers, psychologists, theologians and ancient thinkers are brought into thought provoking and insightful dialogue with Girardian conceptions of mimetic desire, scapegoating, and hominization.
     
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  19. God or Blind Nature?: Philosopher’s Debate the Evidence (2007-2008).Robin Collins - 2008 - Internet Infidels (Online Publisher).
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  20. Objections to Smith's Cosmological Argument (2008).Robin Collins - unknown
    In his opening case , Quentin Smith has presented an ingenious argument for the claim that the universe is self caused, and hence its existence is self explanatory. He then goes on to claim that the fact that the universe is self caused, and hence self explanatory, is inconsistent with theism. His main argument is based on the assumption that each temporal part of the universe has an explanation in terms of the temporal parts existing prior to it. The fundamental (...)
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  21. The Many-Worlds Hypothesis as an Explanation of Cosmic Fine-Tuning: An Alternative to Design?Robin Collins - 2005 - Faith and Philosophy 22 (5):654-666.
    The most common objection to fine tuning arguments for theism is that there are, or might be, multiple universes among which the fundamental physicalconstants and parameters vary. This essays describes the two main variants of this objection and argues that they both fail.
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  22. Saving Our Souls From Materialism.Eric LaRock & Robin Collins - 2016 - In Thomas M. Crisp (ed.), Neuroscience and the Soul. Grand Rapids, MI, USA: pp. 137-146.
    We refute three key claims against dualism: (1) the claim that dualism implies that we would not expect to observe such a radical causal dependence of our conscious lives on the physical world, which is what we do observe; (2) the claim that dualism implies mysteries beyond necessity, and hence that dualism is, theoretically speaking, less simple than physicalism; and (3) that dualism implies a metaphysical simple (e.g., a human soul) is incapable of undergoing a process of development. We conclude (...)
     
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