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    Classic Questions and Contemporary Film: An Introduction to Philosophy.Dean A. Kowalski - 2015 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Featuring significant revisions and updates, _Classic Questions and Contemporary Film, An Introduction to Philosophy, 2nd Edition_ uses popular movies as a highly accessible framework for introducing key philosophical concepts Explores 28 films with 18 new to this edition, including _Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hotel Rwanda, V for Vendetta, _and _Memento_ Discusses numerous philosophical issues not covered in the first edition, including a new chapter covering issues of personal identity, the meaningfulness of life and death, and existentialism Offers a (...)
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    Kielkopf’s Compromise.Dean A. Kowalski - 2003 - Philosophia Christi 5 (1):233-234.
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    Some Friendly Molinist Amendments.Dean A. Kowalski - 2003 - Philosophy and Theology 15 (2):385-401.
    Attempting to reconcile a robust sense of human freedom with entrenched Church doctrines, Luis de Molina espoused for the first time a complete formulation of the doctrine of divine middle knowledge. However, it immediately sparked vigorous theological and philosophical debate. The debate has been revived, with Robert Adams as the original leading opponent. Adams’s objection is that the doctrine cannot be true since its (alleged) propositional objects lack the requisite metaphysical grounds for their being true. Breaking with many contemporary Molinists, (...)
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    Remembering Alston's ‘Evaluative Particularism’.Dean A. Kowalski - 2011 - Religious Studies 47 (3):265-284.
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    Remembering Alston's 'Evaluative Particularism'.Dean A. Kowalski - 2011 - Religious Studies 47 (3):265-284.
    William Alston uniquely offers the divine-command theorist his 'evaluative particularism' – the idea that God Himself, the concrete individual, uniquely serves as the supreme standard of goodness. This allegedly retains God's sovereignty over the moral realm without subverting His goodness or entailing that there are moral principles, the truth of which does not depend on God. However, it is argued that Alston 's view faces three initial challenges: justificatory analogies with the two most viable particularist programmes fail; disanalogies between scientific (...)
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