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  • Detachment Issues: A Dilemma for Beall’s Contradictory Christology
    Journal of Analytic Theology 9 201-204. 2021.
    Jc Beall offers a novel resolution to worries about Christ’s contradictory nature by introducing an account of logical consequence that allows for true contradictions. However, to prevent his view from exploding into heresy, Beall must deny that conditionals detach. But without detachment, the language fails to capture other true entailments which must be included in a complete account of Christ. Beall faces a dilemma, then, between heresy and inadequacy.
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    The Role of Historical Science in Methodological Actualism
    Philosophy of Science 88 (3): 461-482. 2021.
    This article examines the role of historical science in clarifying the causal structure of complex natural processes. I reject the pervasive view that historical science does not uncover natural regularities. To show why, I consider an important methodological distinction in geology between uniformitarianism and actualism; methodological actualism, the preferred method of geologists, often relies on historical reconstructions to test the stability of currently observed processes. I provide sever…Read more
  • The Posture of Faith
    Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 8 227-244. 2017.
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    Sense and Reference of a Believer
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 92 (1): 145-157. 2018.
    Pierre Duhem’s philosophy of science was criticized by several of his contemporaries for being surreptitiously influenced by his Catholic faith. In his essay “Physics of a Believer,” Duhem defends himself against this appraisal. In this paper, I detail Duhem’s argument and reconstruct his view concerning the relationship between theoretical science and religious belief. Ultimately, Duhem claims that the propositions of physical theory cannot contradict the propositions of religious belief becaus…Read more
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    Mid to far-infrared properties of star-forming galaxies and active galactic nuclei
    with G. E. Magdis, D. Rigopoulou, G. Helou, Farrah D., P. Hurley, A. Alonso-Herrero, J. Bock, D. Burgarella, S. Chapman, V. Charmandaris, A. Cooray, Sophia Dai Y., Dale D., D. Elbaz, A. Feltre, E. Hatziminaoglou, J. S. Huang, G. Morrison, S. Oliver, D. Scott, and Y. Shi
    We study the mid- to far-IR properties of a 24?m-selected flux-limited sample of 154 intermediate redshift, infrared luminous galaxies, drawn from the 5 Milli-Jansky Unbiased Spitzer Extragalactic Survey. By combining existing mid-IR spectroscopy and new Herschel SPIRE submm photometry from the Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey, we derived robust total infrared luminosity and dust mass estimates and infered the relative contribution of the AGN to the infrared energy budget of the source…Read more