• Philosophy and the Grammar of Religious Belief
    with Timothy Tessin
    Religious Studies 32 (4): 523-525. 1996.
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    This work is intended to shed light on the nature of ritual conduct, both within and without a religious context, by critically examining positivist construals of such conduct and showing them to be inadequate. The discussion consists of three parts. Part 1 sketches out the central features of Vienna Circle positivism and looks at what the leading members of the Circle had to say about magic, mysticism, the miraculous, prayer, and immortality. The author concludes that the Circle's commitment to…Read more
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    Editor’s Introduction
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4): 523-528. 2011.
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    Language and Spirit (edited book)
    with D. Z. Phillips
    Palgrave-Macmillan. 2004.
    God is said to be Spirit, but the language of spirit is ignored in contemporary philosophy of religion. As well as exploring the notion of spirit in Hegel, Romanticism and Kierkegaard, participants explore the view that God is a spirit without a body, and the relations between "spirit" and "truth."
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    Editor’s Introduction
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4): 523-528. 2011.
  • Philosophy and the Grammar of Religious Belief (edited book)
    with Timothy Tessin
    St. Martin's Press. 1996.
  • Kekes, J.-Moral Wisdom and Good Lives
    Philosophical Books 38 210-211. 1997.
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    In his 1985 book on philosophy and atheism, the Canadian thinker Kai Nielsen, a prolific writer on the subject, wonders why the philosophy of religion is ‘so boring’, and concludes that it must be ‘because the case for atheism is so strong that it is difficult to work up much enthusiasm for the topic.’ Indeed, Nielsen even regards most of the contemporary arguments for atheism as little more than ‘mopping up operations after the Enlightenment’ which, on the whole, add little to the socio-anthrop…Read more