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    A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person.Hud Hudson - 2001 - Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
    Hud Hudson presents an innovative view of the metaphysics of human persons according to which human persons are material objects but not human organisms. In developing his account, he formulates and defends a unique collection of positions on parthood, persistence, vagueness, composition, identity, and various puzzles of material constitution. The author also applies his materialist metaphysics to issues in ethics and in the philosophy of religion. He examines the implications for ethics of his metaphysical views for standard arguments addressing the (...)
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  2. A materialist metaphysics of the human person.Hud Hudson - 2001 - Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
    Introduction In the first four chapters of this book, I develop and defend a monistic account of human persons according to which human persons are highly ...
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    The metaphysics of hyperspace.Hud Hudson - 2005 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Hud Hudson offers a fascinating examination of philosophical reasons to believe in hyperspace. He explores non-theistic reasons in the first chapter and theistic ones towards the end; in the intervening sections he inquires into a variety of puzzles in the metaphysics of material objects that are either generated by the hypothesis of hyperspace or else informed by it, with discussions of receptacles, boundaries, contact, occupation, and superluminal motion. Anyone engaged with contemporary metaphysics, and many philosophers of religion, will find much (...)
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    The Fall and Hypertime.Hud Hudson - 2014 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Hud Hudson shows that apparently irreconcilable conflicts between science and religion often turn out to be misdescribed battles about negotiable philosophical assumptions. He defends an original Hypertime Hypothesis which reconciles the Christian doctrines of The Fall and Original Sin with reigning scientific orthodoxy.
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  5. The Metaphysics of Hyperspace.Hud Hudson - 2005 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 68 (3):672-673.
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  6. The Father of Lies?Hud Hudson - 2014 - Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 5:147-166.
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  7. Simples and gunk.Hud Hudson - 2007 - Philosophy Compass 2 (2):291–302.
    Are there any non‐composite objects? Are there any objects every part of which is composite? Are items of either kind even possible? What would they be like? Of what significance would they be? How best can we come to have reasonable beliefs about the answers to these inquiries? Such questions – about the actuality and possibility, the analysis and significance, the methodology and epistemology of simples and pieces of gunk – have been center stage in recent contemporary analytic metaphysics. The (...)
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  8. I am not an animal.Hud Hudson - 2007 - In Peter van Inwagen and Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Persons: Human and Divine. Oxford University Press. pp. 216--34.
     
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  9. Omnipresence.Hud Hudson - 2008 - In Thomas P. Flint & Michael Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology. Oxford University Press.
    According to the tradition of western theism, God is said to enjoy the attribute of being everywhere present. But what is it, exactly, for God to manifest ubiquitous presence? Well, presumably, it is for God to bear a certain relation – the ‘being present at’ relation – to every place. This article focuses on the ‘being present at’ relation which figures so prominently in the divine attribute of omnipresence, on both fundamental and derivative readings of that relation, and on a (...)
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  10. A Materialist Metaphysic of the Human Person.Hud Hudson - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3):713-723.
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  11. 1. three potential objections for Van Inwagen's model.Hud Hudson & Ryan Wasserman - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 5:41.
     
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    Kant's compatibilism.Hud Hudson - 1994 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    I begin this study with a review of the 18th-century figures, Leibniz, Wolff, Crusius, Hume and the pre-critical Kant concerning causation, free will and compatibilism. This review provides the background for an investigation into and a reconstruction of Kant's thesis of the compatibility of causal determinism and human freedom. I formulate Kant's argument for causal determinism and present his defense of that argument, devoting an extended discussion to the recent literature regarding its key premise, the Law of Universal Causation. Then (...)
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  13. Confining Composition.Hud Hudson - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy 103 (12):631-651.
  14. Van Inwagen on Time Travel and Changing the Past.Hud Hudson & Ryan Wasserman - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics: Volume 5 5:41.
     
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  15. Brute facts.Hud Hudson - 1997 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 75 (1):77 – 82.
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  16. Universalism, four dimensionalism, and vagueness.Hud Hudson - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (3):547-560.
    Anyone who endorses Universalism and Four Dimensionalism owes us an argument for those controversial mereological theses. One may put forth David Lewis’s and Ted Sider’s arguments from vagueness. However, the success of those arguments depends on the rejection of the epistemic view of vagueness, and thus opens the door to a fatal confrontation with one particularly troubling version of The Problem of the Many. The alternative for friends of Universalism and Four Dimensionalism is to abandon those currently fashionable arguments in (...)
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    A grotesque in the garden.Hud Hudson - 2020 - Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
    A short philosophical narrative about an angel wrestling with the decision to rebel against God and leave his post in the Garden of Eden.
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  18. Collective responsibility and moral vegetarianism.Hud Hudson - 1993 - Journal of Social Philosophy 24 (2):89-104.
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    Universalism, Four Dimensionalism, and Vagueness.Hud Hudson - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (3):547-560.
    Anyone who endorses Universalism and Four Dimensionalism owes us an argument for those controversial mereological theses. One may put forth David Lewis’s and Ted Sider’s arguments from vagueness. However, the success of those arguments depends on the rejection of the epistemic view of vagueness, and thus opens the door to a fatal confrontation with one particularly troubling version of The Problem of the Many. The alternative for friends of Universalism and Four Dimensionalism is to abandon those currently fashionable arguments in (...)
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  20. Moving faster than light.Hud Hudson - 2002 - Analysis 62 (3):203–205.
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    Kant’s Compatibilism.Henry E. Allison & Hud Hudson - 1996 - Philosophical Review 105 (1):125.
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    Wille, Willkür, and the Imputability of Immoral Actions.Hud Hudson - 1991 - Kant Studien 82 (2):179-196.
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    Best Possible World Theodicy.Hud Hudson - 2013 - In Justin P. McBrayer & Daniel Howard‐Snyder (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil. Oxford, UK: Wiley. pp. 236–250.
    Well‐known arguments for atheism have been grounded on the alleged lack of morally justifying reasons to permit particular moral and natural evils and on the thesis that God would have to create the best possible world. After discussing obstacles to the suggestion that there is a best of all possible worlds, I examine the prospects for responding to these atheistic arguments by exploring the case for our own world's being the best of all possible worlds against the backdrop of the (...)
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    Immanent Causality and Diachronic Composition: A Reply to Balashov.Hud Hudson - 2003 - Philosophical Papers 32 (1):15-22.
    Philosophical Papers Vol.32(1) 2003: 15-22.
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  25. On a new argument from actualism to serious actualism.Hud Hudson - 1997 - Noûs 31 (4):520-524.
  26. Temporal parts and moral personhood.Hud Hudson - 1999 - Philosophical Studies 93 (3):299-316.
    Three Dimensionalists and Four Dimensionalists are engaged in a debate on the topics of persistence and mereology. In this paper, I explore implications of Four Dimensionalism for the formulation of the criterion of personhood and on the question of which individuals satisfy that criterion. In my discussion I argue that the Four Dimensionalist has reason to identify a human person with a proper part of a human organism, and that the Four Dimensionalist has reason to believe that if there is (...)
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    Précis of The Metaphysics of Hyperspace.Hud Hudson - 2008 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 76 (2):422-426.
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    Touching.Hud Hudson - 2001 - Noûs 35 (s15):119 - 128.
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  29. Alexander's dicta and Merricks' dictum.Hud Hudson - 2003 - Topoi 22 (2):173-182.
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    Lesser Kinds Quartet.Hud Hudson - 2007 - The Monist 90 (3):333-348.
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    Simple Statues.Hud Hudson - 2006 - Philo 9 (1):32-38.
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    A true, necessary falsehood.Hud Hudson - 1999 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (1):89 – 91.
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  33. Beautiful Evils.Hud Hudson - 2006 - In Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, Volume 2. Oxford University Press.
     
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    A metaphysical mix: Morphing, Mal, and mining.Hud Hudson - 2011 - Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):223-239.
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  35. Fission, Freedom, and the Fall.Hud Hudson - 2009 - In Jonathan L. Kvanvig (ed.), Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion: Volume 2. Oxford University Press UK.
  36. Fission, Freedom, and the Fall.Hud Hudson - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion 2 (1).
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  37. How to part ways smoothly.Hud Hudson - 2007 - Analysis 67 (2):156-157.
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    Lesser Kinds Quartet.Hud Hudson - 2007 - The Monist 90 (3):333-348.
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    13. Beautiful Evils.Hud Hudson - 2006 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 2:387.
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    Temporally Incongruent Counterparts.Hud Hudson - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2):337-343.
    Despite its first page this paper is not yet another piece on Kant! Rather, the paper is a contribution to the literature on incongruent counterparts. Specifically, it concerns the question of whether we can construct a temporal version of the puzzle of incongruent counterparts—a question which (as far as 1 can tell) has been thoroughly neglected. I maintain that we can construct such a version of the puzzle, and that this temporal variant on the phenomenon has something to teach us (...)
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    Non‐Naturalistic Metaphysics.Hud Hudson - 2016 - In Kelly James Clark (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. pp. 168–181.
    First, I pair and critically discuss a methodological naturalism (construed as a research program heavily inspired by epistemological naturalism) with the kind of work that is currently being practiced under the heading “contemporary analytic metaphysics.” Second, I pair and critically discuss an ontological naturalism with the kind of work that could be described under the heading “theistically informed metaphysics.” Each pairing provides a window on the sort of confrontation to be had between naturalism and non‐naturalized metaphysics. Along the way, I (...)
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    Iblis, Abraham, and Teleological Suspensions.Hud Hudson - 2021 - The Monist 104 (3):281-299.
    In this essay, I shall scold a Jinn, recommend a position in Islamic theology to my Muslim neighbors, explore a famous dilemma recounted in Genesis, and participate in a debate occasioned by an interpretive puzzle in Kierkegaard studies. I investigate two opposed ways of understanding the phrase, ‘the teleological suspension of the ethical’, offer some critical remarks on the interpretation of that phrase in Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling, and defend a range of considerations that speak in favor of one of (...)
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  43. An Essay on Eden.Hud Hudson - 2010 - Faith and Philosophy 27 (3):273-286.
    Despite an impressive tradition, modern literalists about the Garden of Eden have come under severe criticism and ridicule on the grounds that contemporary science has thoroughly discredited such a view. Accordingly, the prevailing trend in modern theology is to dehistoricize the Fall. I am no fan of literalism, but in this paper I argue that these grounds are in need of supplementation by a piece of metaphysics that has not been adequately defended. Absent the additional metaphysical thesis, it is possible (...)
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    Acknowledgments.Hud Hudson - 2018 - In A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person. Cornell University Press.
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  45. A familiar problem.Hud Hudson - 2006 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 2:387.
     
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    A Response to A. A. long's “the Stoics on World‐Conflagration and Everlasting Recurrence”.Hud Hudson - 1990 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 28 (1):149-158.
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    Bibliography.Hud Hudson - 2018 - In A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person. Cornell University Press. pp. 193-198.
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  48. Beautiful Evils.Hud Hudson - 2006 - In Dean Zimmerman (ed.), Oxford Studies in Metaphysics Volume 2. Oxford University Press.
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    Contents.Hud Hudson - 2018 - In A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person. Cornell University Press.
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    Chapter 5. A Portrait of the Human Person.Hud Hudson - 2018 - In A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person. Cornell University Press. pp. 145-148.
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