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  1. The Weak Anthropic Principle and the Design Argument.Joseph M. Zycinski - 1996 - Zygon 31 (1):115-130.
    The design argument for God’s existence was critically assessed when in the growth of modern science the cognitive value of teleological categories was called into question. In recent discussions dealing with anthropic principles there has appeared a new version of the design argument, in which cosmic design is described without the use of teleological terms. The weak anthropic principle (WAP), a most critical version of all these principles, describes the fine-tuning of physical parameters necessary to the genesis of carbon-based life. (...)
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    Metaphysics and Epistemology in Stephen Hawking's Theory of the Creation of the Universe.Joseph M. Zycinski - 1996 - Zygon 31 (2):269-284.
  3. Think Pieces.Carl S. Helrjch, Peter E. Hodgson, Nicholas T. Saunders, Jeffrey Koperski, Ursula Goodenough Religiopoiesis, Ursula Goodenough, Loyal Rue, David Knight, Phiup Cl-Ayton & Joseph M. Zycinski - 2000 - Zygon 35 (3-4):716.
  4. The Rationality of Logos Instead of the Dictatorships of Relativism.Joseph M. Zycinski - 2009 - Acta Philosophica 18 (1):43-58.
     
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  5. Christian Theism and Cosmic Evolution.Joseph M. Zycinski - 2005 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 61 (1):211-223.
    Interpreting John Paul II's message ca the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the context of the new scientific discoveries concerning the mitochondrial DNA, one can argue that the human species emerged in Africa some 200,000 years ago. The very problem of the emergence of the human soul in the process of biological evolution represents a subject outside the cognitive competence of science. Attempts can be undertaken to explain this issue in the epistemological perspective of philosophy and theology. In traditional versions (...)
     
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    The Anthropic Principle and Teleological Interpretations of Nature.Joseph M. Zycinski - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):317 - 333.
    THE SAME PHILOSOPHICAL IDEAS often become the object of extremely diverse opinions. When Leibniz presented his idea of "possible worlds," Voltaire used the occasion for an ironic comment on "metaphysico-theologo-cosmology," whereas for P. L. M. de Maupertuis it was an idea that inspired his important discoveries in the domain of mathematical analysis of dynamic systems. Similar differences of opinion appear today in discussions on the so-called Anthropic Principle. Unequivalent variants of this principle state the existence of close links between the (...)
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    Between Mathematics and Transcendece.Joseph M. Zycinski - 2003 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 6 (2):38-45.
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  8. Think Pieces.Peter E. Hodgson, Nigholas T. Saunders, Jeffrey Koperski, Ursula Goodenough Religiopoiesis, Ursula Goodenough, Loyal Rue, David Knight, Philip Clayton, Joseph M. Zycinski & Michael Heller - 2000 - Zygon 35 (3-4):716.
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    Christian Theism and the Philosophical Meaning of Cosmic Evolution.Joseph M. Zycinski - 2005 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 61 (1):211 - 223.
    Interpreting John Paul II's message to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the context of the new scientific discoveries concerning the mitochondrial DNA, one can argue that the human species emerged in Africa some 200,000 years ago. The very problem of the emergence of the human soul in the process of biological evolution represents a subject outside the cognitive competence of science. Attempts can be undertaken to explain this issue in the epistemological perspective of philosophy and theology. In traditional versions (...)
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    The Search for Concreteness: Reflections on Hegel and Whitehead.Joseph M. Zycinski - 1989 - Review of Metaphysics 42 (4):821-822.
    Whitehead himself, in Essays in Science and Philosophy, called Hegelian metaphysical speculations "complete nonsense." Notwithstanding this critique, many authors argue that there are Hegelian elements in both Whitehead's vague terminology and the basic tenets of his process metaphysics. Hegel's idea of Prozeß, his holistic approach, and the use of teleological categories bear a likeness to Whiteheadian patterns of explanations. Resemblances of these two thinkers have been already investigated for more than fifty years. D. E. Christensen's reflections on this topic, following (...)
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    The Doctrine of Substance and Whitehead's Metaphysics.Joseph M. Zycinski - 1989 - Review of Metaphysics 42 (4):765 - 781.
    IN DEBATES CONCERNING the relationship between basic principles of Whiteheadian process philosophy and the classical doctrine of substance, one can distinguish at least three types of essentially different approaches to the discussed issue: Process metaphysics implies definitive rejection of substantialist categories of traditional philosophy, and introduces a radically new perspective in which notions of flux and change replace the former categories of enduring substances and relative immutability of individual subjects. Whitehead's approach to the traditional doctrine of substance results in a (...)
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    3. Between Mathematics and Transcendece: The Search for the Spiritual Dimension of Scientific Discovery.Joseph M. Zycinski - 2003 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 6 (2).
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    Catholicism in the Dialogue with Contemporary Culture According to Fides Et Ratio.Joseph M. Zycinski - 1999 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 2 (4):49-67.
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