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  1. Is Hume a Causal Realist? A (Partial) Resolution of the 'Two Definitions of Cause Dispute' in Hume's Account of Causation.Stephen John Plecnik - manuscript
    Modern Hume scholarship is still divided into two major camps when it comes to the issue of causation. There are those scholars who interpret Hume as a causal anti-realist, and there are those who interpret him as a causal realist. In my paper, I argue that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence – especially textual evidence – that should lead us to read Hume as being a causal anti-realist. That is to say, one who believes that cause and effect (...)
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    Place, Commonality and Judgment: Continental Philosophy and the Ancient Greeks. By Andrew Benjamin.Stephen John Plecnik - 2013 - Ancient Philosophy 33 (1):228-233.
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    Re-Evaluating Augustinian Fatalism Through the Eastern and Western Distinction Between God's Essence and Energies.Stephen John Plecnik - unknown
    In this dissertation, I will examine the problem of theological fatalism in St. Augustine and, specifically, whether or not Augustine was philosophically justified in his belief that his views on divine grace and human freedom could be harmonized. As is well-known, beginning with his second response To Simplician and continuing through his works against the semi-Pelagians, Augustine espoused the Pauline doctrine of all-inclusive grace: that the fallen will’s ability to accomplish the good is totally a function of God’s elective grace. (...)
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