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    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology.Ross D. Inman - 2017 - New York: Routledge.
    Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar explicates and defends a novel neo-Aristotelian account of the structure of material objects. While there have been numerous treatments of properties, laws, causation, and modality in the neo-Aristotelian metaphysics literature, this book is one of the first full-length treatments of wholes and their parts. Another aim of the book is to further develop the newly revived area concerning the question of fundamental mereology, the question of whether wholes are metaphysically prior to their parts (...)
  2. Neo-Aristotelian Plenitude.Ross Inman - 2014 - Philosophical Studies 168 (3):583-597.
    Plenitude, roughly, the thesis that for any non-empty region of spacetime there is a material object that is exactly located at that region, is often thought to be part and parcel of the standard Lewisian package in the metaphysics of persistence. While the wedding of plentitude and Lewisian four-dimensionalism is a natural one indeed, there are a hand-full of dissenters who argue against the notion that Lewisian four-dimensionalism has exclusive rights to plentitude. These ‘promiscuous’ three-dimensionalists argue that a temporalized version (...)
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  3. Omnipresence and the Location of the Immaterial.Ross Inman - 2017 - In Jonathan Kvanvig (ed.), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, Volume 7. Oxford University Press.
    I first offer a broad taxonomy of models of divine omnipresence in the Christian tradition, both past and present. I then examine the recent model proposed by Hud Hudson (2009, 2014) and Alexander Pruss (2013)—ubiquitous entension—and flag a worry with their account that stems from predominant analyses of the concept of ‘material object’. I then attempt to show that ubiquitous entension has a rich Latin medieval precedent in the work of Augusine and Anselm. I argue that the model of omnipresence (...)
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  4. Omnipresence ad the Location of the Immaterial.Ross D. Inman - 2017 - Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 8:167-206.
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  5. Retrieving Divine Immensity and Omnipresence.Ross Inman - 2021 - In T&T Clark Handbook of Analytic Theology.
    The divine attributes of immensity and omnipresence have been integral to classical Christian confession regarding the nature of the triune God. Divine immensity and omnipresence are affirmed in doctrinal standards such as the Athanasian Creed (c. 500), the Fourth Lateran Council (1215), the Council of Basel (1431–49), the Second Helvetic Confession (1566), the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647), the Second London Baptist Confession (1689), and the First Vatican Council (1869–70). In the first section of this chapter, I offer a brief (...)
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  6. Why so Serious? Non-serious Presentism and the Problem of Cross-temporal Relations.Ross Inman - 2012 - Metaphysica 13 (1):55-63.
    It is a common assumption in the metaphysics of time that a commitment to presentism entails a commitment to serious presentism, the view that objects can exemplify properties or stand in relations only at times at which they exist. As a result, non-serious presentism is widely thought to be beyond the bounds for the card-carrying presentist in response to the problem of cross-temporal relations. In this paper, I challenge this general consensus by examining one common argument in favor of the (...)
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    On Christian Theism and Unrestricted Composition.Ross Inman & Alexander Pruss - 2019 - American Philosophical Quarterly 56 (4):345-360.
    Our aim in this paper is to bring to light two sources of tension for Christian theists who endorse the principle of unrestricted composition, that necessarily, for any objects, the xs, there exists an object, y, such that the xs compose y. In Value, we argue that a composite object made of wholly valuable parts is at least as valuable as its most valuable part, and so the mereological sum of God and a wholly valuable part would be at least (...)
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  8. Essential Dependence, Truthmaking, and Mereology: Then and Now.Ross Inman - 2012 - In Lukás Novák, Daniel D. Novotný, Prokop Sousedík & David Svoboda (eds.), Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic. Ontos Verlag. pp. 73-90.
    One notable area in analytic metaphysics that has seen a revival of Aristotelian and scho- lastic inspired metaphysics is the return to a more robust construal of the notion of essence, what some have labelled “real” or “serious” essentialism. However, it is only recently that this more robust notion of essence has been implemented into the debate on truthmaking, mainly by the work of E. J. Lowe. The first part of the paper sets out to explore the scholastic roots of (...)
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    Against Constitutionalism.Ross Inman - 2018 - In Jonathan J. Loose, Angus J. L. Menuge & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 351–367.
    As a metaphysic of human persons, constitutionalism in its most general form is the view that human persons are constituted by their bodies, but are not strictly identical to them. The relation between human persons and their bodies is that of constitution, a type of unity relation whose relata are strictly nonidentical; “constitution is not identity”, as the phrase goes. As the literature on constitutionalism is plentiful the proponents and critics of the view are many the author will interact principally (...)
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  10. Grounding and Creaturely Participation in God.Ross Inman - forthcoming - In Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature.
    This chapter aims to explore the intersection of Christian theism, a neo-Aristotelian gloss on metaphysical grounding, and creaturely participation in God. In section one, I aim to de- velop several core tenets at the heart of a theistic participatory ontology as it is found in the Christian tradition, what I call minimal participatory ontology. In section two, I examine the contemporary notion of metaphysical grounding, namely the formal and structure features of the grounding relation, and offer a grounding-theoretic framework for (...)
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  11. Gratuitous Evil Unmotivated: A Reply to MacGregor.Ross Inman - 2013 - Philosophia Christi 15 (2):435-445.
    In his article “The Existence and Irrelevance of Gratuitous Evil,” Kirk R. MacGregor has argued that the Christian theist need not demur at the existence of gratuitous evil. In fact, we are told that Christian theists have ample philosophical, theological, and biblical evidence in favor of the existence of gratuitous evil. In this brief note I examine both the general structure of his argument as well as several of his more central arguments in favor of gratuitous evil and the compatibility (...)
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  12. De Re Essentialism, Species, and Modal Ambiguity.Ross Inman - 2014 - Metaphysica 15 (1).
    I offer a concise critique of a recurring line of reasoning advanced by Joseph LaPorte and Samir Okasha that all modern species concepts render the view that biological organisms essentially belong to their species empirically untenable. The argument, I claim, trades on a crucial modal ambiguity that collapses the de re/de dicto distinction. Contra their claim that the continued adherence of such a view on behalf of contemporary metaphysicians stems from the latter’s ignorance of developments in modern biology, the modal (...)
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    Epistemic Temperance and the Moral Perils of Intellectual Inquiry.Ross D. Inman - 2015 - Philosophia Christi 17 (2):457-472.
    An oft-repeated dictum in contemporary epistemology is that the epistemic goal minimally includes the acquisition of true beliefs and the avoidance of false beliefs. There is, however, a robust epistemological tradition in the Christian West that distinguishes between a virtuous and a vicious desire for and pursuit of cognitive contact with reality. The cognitive ideal for humans consists in epistemic temperance, an appetite for and pursuit of truth that is conducted in appropriate measure, and calibrated to appropriate objects and ends. (...)
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2023 - Philosophia Christi 25 (1):3-4.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2019 - Philosophia Christi 21 (2):251-251.
  16. Contemplating Divine Simplicity: Five Views from Philosophy and Theology.Ross D. Inman (ed.) - forthcoming - Bloomsbury Academic.
     
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    Christian Philosophy as a Way of Life: An Invitation to Wonder.Ross D. Inman - 2023 - Baker Academic.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2019 - Philosophia Christi 21 (1):3-4.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2020 - Philosophia Christi 22 (1):3-4.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2020 - Philosophia Christi 22 (2):203-204.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2021 - Philosophia Christi 23 (1):3-3.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2021 - Philosophia Christi 23 (2):245-245.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2022 - Philosophia Christi 24 (1):3-3.
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    Editor’s Introduction.Ross D. Inman - 2022 - Philosophia Christi 24 (2):187-187.
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  25. Philosophical Theology: A Christian Introduction.Ross D. Inman & Paul M. Gould - forthcoming - Baker Academic.
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    Thomas H. McCall. An Invitation to Analytic Christian Theology.Ross D. Inman - 2017 - Journal of Analytic Theology 5:919-923.
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    The Structure of Objects.Ross Inman - 2011 - Philosophia Christi 13 (1):219-223.
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    The Structure of Objects. [REVIEW]Ross Inman - 2011 - Philosophia Christi 13 (1):219-223.
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