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Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Interests And Regret, Christopher Kaczor Oct 2016

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Interests And Regret, Christopher Kaczor

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The article provides an assessment of the burdens of continuing a pregnancy. Topics discussed include the burdens and costs of abortion, anecdotal evidence regarding feelings of regret after opting for abortion, reference to the book "A Defense of Abortion" by David Boonin, and the violinist argument, which must take account of the possible burdens of a crisis pregnancy.


Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Speciesism, Christopher Kaczor Jul 2016

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Speciesism, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On A Future-Like-Ours And The Substance View, Christopher Kaczor Apr 2016

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On A Future-Like-Ours And The Substance View, Christopher Kaczor

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The Four Dimensions Of An Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr Jan 2016

The Four Dimensions Of An Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr

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Is Intellectual Character Growth A Realistic Educational Aim?, Jason Baehr Jan 2016

Is Intellectual Character Growth A Realistic Educational Aim?, Jason Baehr

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Responsibilist Virtues And The ‘Charmed Inner Circle’ Of Traditional Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2016

Responsibilist Virtues And The ‘Charmed Inner Circle’ Of Traditional Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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In Judgment and Agency, Ernest Sosa takes “reliabilist” virtue epistemology deep into “responsibilist” territory, arguing that “a true epistemology” will assign “responsibilist-cum-reliabilist intellectual virtue the main role in addressing concerns at the center of the tradition.” However, Sosa stops short of granting this status to familiar responsibilist virtues like open-mindedness, intellectual courage, and intellectual humility. He cites three reasons for doing so: responsibilist virtues involve excessive motivational demands; they are quasi-ethical; and they are best understood, not as constituting knowledge, but rather as putting one “in a position” to know. I elaborate on and respond to each of these concerns ...


Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Debating Dignity, Christopher Kaczor Jan 2016

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Debating Dignity, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Euthanasia, Christopher Kaczor Oct 2015

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Euthanasia, Christopher Kaczor

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In this article the author discusses the views of Luc Bovens on euthanasia in referance to his work "Child Euthanasia: Should We Just Not Talk about It?". Topcis discussed include Palliative Care, Legalization of euthanasia, killing of patients than relieving pain, euthanasia for minors, and parents for pressuring of children into euthanasia by their parents.


Philosophy And Theology: Separating Conjoined Twins, Christopher Kaczor Jul 2015

Philosophy And Theology: Separating Conjoined Twins, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy And Theology: Artificial Gametes, Christopher Kaczor Apr 2015

Philosophy And Theology: Artificial Gametes, Christopher Kaczor

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Character Virtues, Epistemic Agency, And Reflective Knowledge, Jason Baehr Jan 2015

Character Virtues, Epistemic Agency, And Reflective Knowledge, Jason Baehr

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Intellectual Humility: Owning Our Limitations, Dennis Whitcomb, Heather Battaly, Jason Baehr, Daniel Howard-Snyder Jan 2015

Intellectual Humility: Owning Our Limitations, Dennis Whitcomb, Heather Battaly, Jason Baehr, Daniel Howard-Snyder

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What is intellectual humility? In this essay, we aim to answer this question by assessing several contemporary accounts of intellectual humility, developing our own account, offering two reasons for our account, and meeting two objections and solving one puzzle


Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Dignity, Christopher Kaczor Jan 2015

Philosophy And Theology: Reflections On Dignity, Christopher Kaczor

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The article discusses the human dignity of a person. The meaning of human dignity in the philosophy of religion means each and every person value or worth of great respect. In Catholic teachings it believes that human being are created in the image and likeness of God has had the dignity of a person.


Philosophy And Theology: Is Giving Birth More Dangerous Than Aborting?, Christopher Kaczor Oct 2014

Philosophy And Theology: Is Giving Birth More Dangerous Than Aborting?, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy And Theology: End Of Life Questions, Christopher Kaczor Jul 2014

Philosophy And Theology: End Of Life Questions, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy And Theology: Insurance Coverage For Elective Abortion, Christopher Kaczor Apr 2014

Philosophy And Theology: Insurance Coverage For Elective Abortion, Christopher Kaczor

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Review Of Darwinism And The Divine: Evolutionary Thought And Natural Theology, Timothy Shanahan Jan 2014

Review Of Darwinism And The Divine: Evolutionary Thought And Natural Theology, Timothy Shanahan

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Sophia: Theoretical Wisdom And Contemporary Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2014

Sophia: Theoretical Wisdom And Contemporary Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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The Motion Of Intellect On The Neoplatonic Reading Of Sophist 248e-249d, Eric D. Perl Jan 2014

The Motion Of Intellect On The Neoplatonic Reading Of Sophist 248e-249d, Eric D. Perl

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This paper defends Plotinus’ reading of Sophist 248e-249d as an expression of the togetherness or unity-in-duality of intellect and intelligible being. Throughout the dialogues Plato consistently presents knowledge as a togetherness of knower and known, expressing this through the myth of recollection and through metaphors of grasping, eating, and sexual union. He indicates that an intelligible paradigm is in the thought that apprehends it, and regularly regards the forms not as extrinsic “objects” but as the contents of living intelligence. A meticulous reading of Sophist 248e-249d shows that the “motion” attributed to intelligible being is not temporal change but the ...


Philosophy And Theology: Duties To Children, Christopher Kaczor Jan 2014

Philosophy And Theology: Duties To Children, Christopher Kaczor

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The article offers the author's insights related to adoption of children and the duties of parents on their children. The author discusses the criticisms of author Mhairi Cowden on philosopher professor Matthew Liao regarding the right of children to be loved which according to Liao, love is necessary to flourish children in terms of emotional, physical, and social well-being.


Philosophy And Theology: Responses To ‘After-Birth Abortion’, Christopher Kaczor Oct 2013

Philosophy And Theology: Responses To ‘After-Birth Abortion’, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy And Theology: Reproductive Rights, Christopher Kaczor Apr 2013

Philosophy And Theology: Reproductive Rights, Christopher Kaczor

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The article discusses the philosophy and theology regarding reproductive rights and reproductive duties. It is stated that the term "reproductive rights" is a common euphemism for the ability to access abortion and contraception. It is noted that the ambiguity in speaking about reproductive rights comes from the multiple meanings of the term "rights."


Must Knowledge Be Virtuously Motivated?, Jason Baehr Jan 2013

Must Knowledge Be Virtuously Motivated?, Jason Baehr

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Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr Jan 2013

Virtue Epistemology, Jason Baehr

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The Cognitive Demands Of Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr Jan 2013

The Cognitive Demands Of Intellectual Virtue, Jason Baehr

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Educating For Intellectual Virtues: From Theory To Practice, Jason Baehr Jan 2013

Educating For Intellectual Virtues: From Theory To Practice, Jason Baehr

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Philosophy And Theology: The Time-Relative Interest Account, Christopher Kaczor Jan 2013

Philosophy And Theology: The Time-Relative Interest Account, Christopher Kaczor

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Philosophy And Theology: Disability, Christopher Kaczor Oct 2012

Philosophy And Theology: Disability, Christopher Kaczor

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The article focuses on various definitions of disability in human beings given by researcher. It mentions that disability is not universally accepted for normal function of a species. It informs that physical and psychological condition informs about the health of people. It further highlights that species norm defines disability in terms of disease.


Philosophy And Theology: Contemporary Discussions Of Parenthood, Christopher Kaczor Jul 2012

Philosophy And Theology: Contemporary Discussions Of Parenthood, Christopher Kaczor

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The article offers the author's insights on parenthood, which is the topic of interest of philosophers and theologians. The author says that the fundamental and primary obligation of parents to care for their children grounds the prerogatives, which parents have over their children. He mentions the argument between Bernard Prusak and S. Matthew Liao about the article "The Right of Children to Be Loved," in which Prusak objects the idea of the child's right to be loved.


Philosophy And Theology: What Justifies The Right To Live?, Christopher Kaczor Apr 2012

Philosophy And Theology: What Justifies The Right To Live?, Christopher Kaczor

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In this article, the author presents his views on various articles related to the research on philosophy and theology which was published in the previous issues of several periodicals. He informs about the definitions of potentiality and capacity. He further highlights a book "Embryo: A Defense of Human Life" by Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen.