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    The science wars: debating scientific knowledge and technology.Keith M. Parsons (ed.) - 2003 - Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
    Is science our most precious possession or has our culture elevated science into a false idol? Is technology a useful servant or a malign genie? These questions are at the centre of the 'science wars' currently being waged over the role and future of science and technology in our society. This balanced selection of a variety of perspectives on the hotly contested role of science and technology in contemporary society will clarify this vital debate for both specialists and non-specialists.
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    God and the burden of proof: Plantinga, Swinburne, and the analytic defense of theism.Keith M. Parsons - 1989 - Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
    Offers a critical examination of Alvin Plantinga's and Richard Swinburne's contemporary attempt to defend traditional theism within the context of analytic philosophy.
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    Copernican questions: a concise invitation to the philosophy of science.Keith M. Parsons - 2005 - Boston: McGraw-Hill.
    This provocative, focused, and succinct new text addresses two issues integral to the study of the philosophy of science: the rationality of science and the realism question. Students are invited to think deeply about salient issues as they explore collections of cases and examples, beginning by considering the founding document of modern science, Copernicus’s On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres , and including discussions of other key readings such as Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions . Author Keith (...)
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    Drawing Out Leviathan: Dinosaurs and the Science Wars.Keith M. Parsons - 2001 - Indiana University Press.
    "... are dinosaurs social constructs? Do we really know anything about dinosaurs? Might not all of our beliefs about dinosaurs merely be figments of the paleontological imagination? A few years ago such questions would have seemed preposterous, even nonsensical. Now they must have a serious answer." At stake in the "Science Wars" that have raged in academe and in the media is nothing less than the standing of science in our culture. One side argues that science is a "social construct," (...)
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    Perspectives on natural theology from analytic philosophy.Keith M. Parsons - 2013 - In J. H. Brooke, F. Watts & R. R. Manning (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology. Oxford Up. pp. 247.
    This chapter begins by defining natural theology in analytical philosophy, and next considers analytical philosophers's rejection of natural theology and the rise of analytical theism. The focus then turns to one of the most prominent arguments debated in recent discussions of natural theology, the so-called fine-tuning argument. The FTA is a sophisticated version of the traditional argument to design, one that appeals to the apparent ‘fine tuning’ of the fundamental constants of nature, such as the gravitational constant, such that even (...)
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    The Structure of Scientific Theory Change.Keith M. Parsons - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (2):390-395.
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    Debating Naturalism.Keith M. Parsons - 1998 - Philo 1 (2):3-4.
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    Defending Naturalism.Keith M. Parsons - 2000 - Philo 3 (2):3-4.
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    Evil and the Unknown Purpose Defense.Keith M. Parsons - 2005 - Philo 8 (2):160-168.
    In his book Nonbelief & Evil, Theodore Drange argues that theists are likely to deploy the “unknown purpose defense” in the face of the existence of apparently gratuitous evils. That is, they will assert that God has morally sufficient reasons for permitting apparently gratuitous evil, but that humans do not know those reasons. Drange argues that by deploying the unknown purpose defense, and by challenging atheologians to prove that God does not have such unknown morally sufficient reasons, theists can achieve (...)
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    Further Reflections on the Argument from Reason.Keith M. Parsons - 2000 - Philo 3 (1):90-102.
    In this essay I respond to the critical remarks made by Prof. Reppert in “Reply to Parsons and Lippard on the Argument from Reason” (present issue). I also provide a critique of Reppert’s original article, “The Argument from Reason,” in Philo vol. 2, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1999).
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    Greetings and Farewell.Keith M. Parsons - 2001 - Philo 4 (1):3-4.
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    It started with Copernicus: vital questions about science.Keith M. Parsons - 2014 - Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books.
    Copernican questions, 2006 ; It started with Copernicus, 2014 -- Copernican questions. What was Copernicus's revolution? ; What happens when your world changes? ; Copernican questions : rationality and realism ; The plan of the book -- Is science really rational? : the problem of incommensurability. Incommensurability of standards ; Incommensurability of values ; Incommensurability of meaning ; Evaluating meaning incommensurability ; Conversion : a concluding case study -- A walk on the wild side : social constructivism, postmodernism, feminism, and (...)
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    Ongoing Debates.Keith M. Parsons - 2000 - Philo 3 (1):3-4.
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    Rational episodes: logic for the intermittently reasonable.Keith M. Parsons - 2009 - Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
    Preface for instructors -- Preface for students (you really should read it) -- What is logic about? -- Sentential logic basics -- Sentential logic proofs -- More sentential logic : contradictions, tautologies and assumptions -- Predicate logic basics -- Proofs in predicate logic -- Probability : the basic rules of life -- The theorem of Dr. Bayes -- Probability illusions : why we are so bad at inductive reasoning -- Studies have shown ... or have they? -- Inference to the (...)
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    The Big Issues.Keith M. Parsons - 1999 - Philo 2 (2):3-4.
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    Uncovering the Other Side of the Debate.Keith M. Parsons - 1999 - Philo 2 (1):3-4.
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    Why Philo?Keith M. Parsons - 1998 - Philo 1 (1):3-4.
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    Can a Darwinian Be a Christian? [REVIEW]Keith M. Parsons - 2001 - Philosophical Inquiry 23 (3-4):156-159.
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    Defending Objectivity. [REVIEW]Keith M. Parsons - 1999 - Philo 2 (1):77-89.
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    Friedel Weinert. Copernicus, Darwin, and Freud: Revolutions in the History and Philosophy of Science. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. Pp. xi+284. $38.95. [REVIEW]Keith M. Parsons - 2011 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 1 (2):351-355.
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    Lively Answers to Theists. [REVIEW]Keith M. Parsons - 1998 - Philo 1 (1):115-121.
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    Review of Sandra Menssen, Thomas D. Sullivan, The Agnostic Inquirer: Revelation From a Philosophical Standpoint[REVIEW]Keith M. Parsons - 2008 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (4).
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    Susan Haack, Defending Science—Within Reason: Between Scientism and Cynicism. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books , 411 pp., $28.00. [REVIEW]Keith M. Parsons - 2005 - Philosophy of Science 72 (2):390-395.