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    Ecology and the Indefinite Unborn.J. Brenton Stearns - 1972 - The Monist 56 (4):612-625.
    The concern people are now expressing about the human environment, ecology, pollution, and overpopulation, though admittedly legitimate from a moral point of view, has not attracted much attention from philosophers. This is notable particularly inasmuch as the United States civil rights struggle, the Vietnam War, and various responses of civil disobedience and violence to social problems have all aroused philosophers to careful thought on rights and obligations. I do not want to suggest that a social problem is interesting only if (...)
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    Anselm and the Two-Argument Hypothesis.J. Brenton Stearns - 1970 - The Monist 54 (2):221-233.
    Since 1960 the prevailing interpretation of Anselm’s Proslogion has been that it contains not one but at least two ontological arguments for the existence of God. The first argument, appearing in Proslogion II, assumes that existence is a perfection and shows that God, the being more perfect than which no being can be conceived, exists. The crucial difficulty with this proof, as Kant pointed out and many contemporary philosophers agree, is that ‘existence’ is not a predicate, and therefore can not (...)
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    Bentham on Public and Private Ethics.J. Brenton Stearns - 1975 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 5 (4):583 - 594.
    James Collins writes that some modern philosophers have not been given revisionary treatment by their critics.This is the case with Wolff, Bentham, and Comte, who are held fast in their respective categories of rationalism and utilitarianism and positivism, with only minor flurries of research aimed at reconsidering them from a fresh angle.Fortunately, Bentham's day has now come, and we have in David Lyons’ In the Interest of the Governed, a major new interpretation. Lyons permits us to continue to call Bentham (...)
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  4. Contest Entries.J. Brenton Stearns, Brennan van Hook, George J. Stack, Warren E. Steinkraus, Martin Wolfson & Dan Sullivan - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (3):559-577.
    In The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir revealed that it is just this freedom of withdrawal from self that woman cannot gain because of the constant effort of establishing and guarding her identity against an enforced background of passivity, ornamentality and self-enclosure. Even as a small child, woman is taught how to.
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  5. Gabriel Marcel's Repudiation of Idealism.J. Brenton Stearns - 1961 - Dissertation, Emory University
     
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    The Moral Argument.J. Brenton Stearns - 1978 - Idealistic Studies 8 (3):193-205.
    The moral argument for the existence of God is really a family of arguments. What they have in common is Kant’s insistence that philosophical theology proceed by drawing out the presuppositions of moral reasoning. Kant’s own favorite version of the argument is widely rejected today. Kant maintained that the summum bonum, the perfect unison of virtue and happiness, is the aim of rational action. Because it ought to be achieved it is possible, as the ought implies the ability to bring (...)
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    Divine Punishment and Reconciliation.J. Brenton Stearns - 1981 - Journal of Religious Ethics 9 (1):118-130.
    On the basis of a distinction between suffering and punishment, I maintain that divine punishment is suffering understood against the backdrop of an ultimate or divine morality. Suffering can in some cases be a retributively just desert even where there is an obvious absence of distributive justice. After reconciliation with God the suffering may continue unabated, but the suffering loses its status as punishment. An innocent or forgiven person cannot be punished no matter how much s/he is made to suffer. (...)
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    Philosophy and Classical Determinism.Milič Čapek & J. Brenton Stearns - 1981 - Process Studies 11 (3):190-198.
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    25. For the Best Discussion as to Whether or Not It is Illuminating to Say That Phenomenalism and the Mobile Movie Camera Came Into Being at About the Same Time.J. Brenton Stearns - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (3):575-577.
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    Ideal Rule Utilitarianism and the Content of Duty.J. Brenton Stearns - 1965 - Kant Studien 56 (1):53-70.
    This is an attempt to understand the ethics of leonard nelson as dealing with some of the same problems arising from kant's moral philosophy as have concerned the rule utilitarians in anglo-American philosophy. In particular, They share the attempt to provide a rationale for specific duties in terms of ends to be achieved, And they try to correct what they see as excessive rigidity and formalism in the kantian imperatives.
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    Problems and Perplexities.Dan Sullivan, Martin Wolfson, Warren E. Steinkraus, George J. Stack, Brennan Van Hook & J. Brenton Stearns - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (3):559 - 577.
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    The Naturalistic Fallacy and the Question of the Existence of God.J. Brenton Stearns - 1972 - Religious Studies 8 (3):207 - 220.
    One of the widely held philosophical doctrines of this century in the English speaking world is that there is no logical bridge between fact and value, between the ‘is’ and the ‘ought’. Human nature may be such that all or most of us approve common states of affairs. That is, there seem to be experiential or psychological ways of bridging the gap. But, on this view, no value judgment is ever inconsistent with any description of the world or of part (...)
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    Mediated Immediacy: A Search for Some Models.J. Brenton Stearns - 1972 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (4):195 - 211.
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    Evaluative and Supervenient Words: A Reply. [REVIEW]J. Brenton Stearns - 1969 - Journal of Value Inquiry 3 (1):46-48.
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    A Refutation of Axiological Naturalism.J. Brenton Stearns - 1967 - Journal of Value Inquiry 1 (2):117-123.