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  1. And This All Men Call God.Timothy O'Connor - 2004 - Faith and Philosophy 21 (4):417-435.
    Philosophical discussion of theistic arguments mainly focus on their first (existence) stage, which argues for the existence of something having some very general, if suggestive, feature. I shall instead consider only the second (identification) stage of one such argument, the cosmologic al argument from contingency. Taking for granted the existence of an absolutely necessary being, I develop an extended line of argument that supports the..
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  2. Simplicity and Creation.Timothy O'Connor - 1999 - Faith and Philosophy 16 (3):405-412.
    According to many philosophical theologians, God is metaphysically simple: there is no real distinction among His attributes or even between attribute and existence itself. Here, I consider only one argument against the simplicity thesis. Its proponents claim that simplicity is incompatible with God’s having created another world, since simplicity entails that God is unchanging across possible worlds. For, they argue, different acts of creation involve different willings, which are distinct intrinsic states. I show that this is mistaken, by sketching an (...)
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  3. Why Agent Causation?Timothy O'Connor - 1996 - Philosophical Topics 24 (2):143-158.
    I Introduction The question of this paper is, what would it be to act with freedom of the will? What kind of control is inchoately in view when we speak, pretheoretically, of being ‘self- determining’ beings, of ‘freely making choices in view of consciously considered reasons’ (pro and con) - of its being ‘up to us’ how we shall act? My question here is not whether we have (or have any reason to think we have) such freedom, or what is (...)
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    Alternative Possibilities and Responsibility.Timothy O'Connor - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):345-372.
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    Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics.Jonathan D. Jacobs & Timothy O'Connor - 2013 - In Sophie C. Gibb & Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (eds.), Mental Causation and Ontology. Oxford University Press.
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  6. An Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism?Timothy O'Connor - 1994 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 24 (4):527-539.
    In his recently published two-volume work in epistemology,1 Alvin Plantinga rounds out the discussion (in characteristic fashion) with a subtle and ingenious argument for a striking claim: in this case, his conclusion is that belief in evolutionary naturalism is irrational. Now this claim is not of itself so very surprising; the tantalizing feature here lies rather in the nature of the argument itself. Plantinga contends that taking seriously the hypothesis of evolutionary naturalism [hereafter, N&E] ought to undermine one's confidence in (...)
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    Chalmers, David J. The Character of Consciousness, Oxford University Press, 2010, 624 Pp. Cliteur, Paul. The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, 328 Pp. Cochran, Molly. The Cambridge Companion to Dewey, Cambridge Uni. [REVIEW]Fred Evans, Allan Gotthelf, James G. Lennox, Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza, Michael W. Austin, Timothy O'Connor, Constantine Sandis, Graham Oppy, Michael Scott & Roland Pierik - 2011 - Metaphilosophy 42 (3):0026-1068.
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  8. Is Non-Reductive Physicalism Viable Within a Causal Powers Metaphysic?Timothy O'Connor & John Ross Churchill - 2010 - In Graham Macdonald & Cynthia Macdonald (eds.), Emergence in Mind. Oxford University Press.
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    The Efficacy of Reasons.Timothy O.’Connor - 2002 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 40 (1):135-137.
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    Time and Eternity.Timothy O'Connor - 1992 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 66 (4):520-524.
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  11. Part III Introduction.Antonella Corradini & Timothy O'Connor - 2010 - In Antonella Corradini & Timothy O'Connor (eds.), Emergence in Science and Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 6--207.
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  12. The Argument From Consciousness Revisited.Kevin Kimble & Timothy O'Connor - 2011 - Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion: Vol. 3 3:110.
     
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    The Problem of Evil: Introduction.Timothy O'Connor - 2002 - In William Lane Craig (ed.), Philosophy of Religion: A Reader and Guide. Rutgers University Press. pp. 309--310.
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    Trying Without Willing.Timothy O'Connor - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (1):242-244.
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    Understanding Free Will. [REVIEW]Timothy O'Connor - 2003 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (1):222-229.
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  16. Is God's Necessity Necessary? Replies to Senor, Oppy, McCann, and Almeida.Timothy O'Connor - 2010 - Philosophia Christi 12 (2):309 - 316.
    I briefly defend the following claims in response to my critics: (1) We cannot make a principled division between features of contingent reality that do and features that don’t "cry our for explanation." (2) The physical data indicating fine-tuning provide confirmation of the hypothesis of a personal necessary cause of the universe over against an impersonal necessary cause, notwithstanding the fact that the probability of either hypothesis, if true, would be 1. (3) Theism that commits to God’s necessary existence makes (...)
     
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