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    The Pre-eminent Good Argument
    Religious Studies 56 (4): 596-610. 2020.
    According to J. L. Schellenberg, a perfectly loving God wouldn't permit the occurrence of non-resistant non-believers – that is, non-believers who are both capable of believing in and relating to God, but who fail to believe through no fault of their own. Since non-resistant non-believers exist, says Schellenberg, it follows that God doesn't. A popular response to this argument is some version or other of the greater good defence. God, it's argued, is justified in hiding himself when done for th…Read more
  • On What Empiricism Cannot Be
    Metaphilosophy 47 (2): 181-198. 2016.
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    Hume on Thick and Thin Causation
    Dissertation, Marquette University. 2018.
    Hume is known for his claim that our idea of causation is nothing beyond constant conjunction, and that our idea of necessary connection is nothing beyond a felt determination of the mind. In short, Hume endorses a "thin" conception of causation and necessary connection. In recent years, however, a sizeable number of philosophers have come to view Hume as someone who believes in the existence of thick causal connections - that is, causal connections that allow one to infer a priori the effect fr…Read more
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    A challenge to unqualified medical confidentiality
    Journal of Medical Ethics. 2017.
    Medical personnel sometimes face a seeming conflict between a duty to respect patient confidentiality and a duty to warn or protect endangered third parties. The conventional answer to dilemmas of this sort is that, in certain circumstances, medical professionals have an obligation to breach confidentiality. Kenneth Kipnis has argued, however, that the conventional wisdom on the nature of medical confidentiality is mistaken. Kipnis argues that the obligation to respect patient confidentiality is…Read more
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    On What Empiricism Cannot Be
    Metaphilosophy 47 (2): 181-198. 2016.
    Bas C. van Fraassen, in his Terry Lectures at Yale University, is concerned to elucidate what empiricism is, and could be, given past and current failures of characterization. He contends that naïve empiricism—the metaphilosophical position that characterizes empiricism in terms of a thesis—is self-refuting, and he offers a reductio ad absurdum to substantiate this claim. Moreover, in place of naïve empiricism, van Fraassen endorses stance empiricism: the metaphilosophical position that characte…Read more
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    The Cambridge Companion to Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason (review)
    Kant-Studien 106 (1): 136-142. 2015.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Kant-Studien Jahrgang: 106 Heft: 1 Seiten: 136-142
  • Review of Michael Potter and Tom Ricketts, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Frege (review)
    Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 30 (2). 2010.