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  1. A Brief History of the Soul.Stewart Goetz & Charles Taliaferro (eds.) - 2011 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    This book is a clear and concise history of the soul in western philosophy, from Plato to cutting-edge contemporary work in philosophy of mind. Packed with arguments for and against a range of different, historically significant philosophies of the soul Addresses the essential issues, including mind-body interaction, the causal closure of the physical world, and the philosophical implications of the brain sciences for the soul's existence Includes coverage of theories from key figures, such as Plato, Aquinas, Locke, Hume, and Descartes (...)
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  2. The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations Into the Existence of the Soul.Mark C. Baker & Stewart Goetz (eds.) - 2010 - Continuum Press.
  3. Freedom, Teleology, and Evil.Stewart Goetz - 2011 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 3 (2):460 - 465.
     
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  4. Fischer against the dilemma defence: the defence prevails.David Widerker & Stewart Goetz - 2013 - Analysis 73 (2):283-295.
    In a recent paper, John Fischer develops a new argument against the Principle of Alternative Possibilities (PAP) based on a deterministic scenario. Fischer uses this result (i) to rebut the Dilemma Defense - a well-known incompatibilist response to Frankfurt-type counterexamples to PAP; and (ii) to maintain that: If causal determinism rules out moral responsibility, it is not just in virtue of eliminating alternative possibilities. In this article, we argue that Fischer's new argument against PAP fails, thus leaving points (i) and (...)
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  5. Frankfurt-style counterexamples and begging the question.Stewart Goetz - 2005 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 29 (1):83-105.
  6. A noncausal theory of agency.Stewart Goetz - 1988 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 49 (2):303-316.
    My dissertation consists of two main parts. In the first part, I begin by assuming the plausibility of the libertarian thesis that agents sometimes could have done otherwise than they did given the very same history of the world. In light of this assumption, I undertake to develop a model of agency which does not employ the concept of agent-causation. My agency theory is developed in three main stages: I suggest that any agency theory must satisfy four desiderata: It must (...)
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    God and Meaning: New Essays.Joshua W. Seachris & Stewart Goetz - 2016 - New York, NY, USA: Bloomsbury.
    Over the past decade, there has been a growing interest among analytic philosophers in life's meaning, but this surge of work is nearly all by naturalists theorizing from non-theistic starting points. To answer the need for a theistic philosophical perspective, God and Meaning features leading thinkers in analytic philosophy of religion and theology exploring important issues in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and biblical theology that intersect with life's meaning.
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    Libertarian Choice.Stewart Goetz - 1997 - Faith and Philosophy 14 (2):195-211.
    In this paper, I develop a noncausal view of agency. I defend the thesis that choices are uncaused mental actions and maintain, contrary to causal theorists of action, that choices differ intrinsically or inherently from nonactions. I explain how they do by placing them in an ontology favored by causal agency theorists (agent-causationists). This ontology is one of powers and liabilities.After explicating how a choice is an uncaused event, I explain how an adequate account of freedom involves the concept of (...)
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    Naturalism.Stewart Goetz & Charles Taliaferro - 2008 - Eerdmans.
    Argues against naturalism, or the idea that natural physical processes explain everything, the mind and soul do not exist, and consciousness and causality may have no basis, and suggests that it does not account for human--or any--action.
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  10. Evil is privation.Bill Anglin & Stewart Goetz - 1982 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 13 (1):3 - 12.
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    Some Musings about William Hasker’s Philosophy of Mind.Stewart Goetz - 2022 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 70 (1):37-48.
    While William Hasker and I for the most part broadly agree in our opposition to much of the contemporary philosophical community concerning issues in the philosophy of mind that he discusses in his book, there are nevertheless seemingly some domestic disputes between him and me about certain matters concerning the nature of events involving the self. In this paper, I will focus on two of these disagreements. The first disagreement concerns Hasker’s treatment of what is widely known today as the (...)
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    The Soul in Locke, Butler, Reid, Hume, and Kant.Stewart Goetz & Charles Taliaferro - 2011 - In A Brief History of the Soul. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 105–130.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Locke Butler Reid Hume Kant.
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  13. Naturalism.Stewart Goetz, Charles Taliaferro & William B. Eerdmans - 2009 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (1):57-59.
     
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    Libertarian Free Will, Naturalism, and Science.Stewart Goetz - 2021 - Journal of Philosophical Theological Research 23 (3):157-172.
    If we have libertarian free will, then it is plausible to believe that the occurrences of certain physical events have irreducible and ineliminable mental explanations. According to a strong version of naturalism, everything in the physical world is in principle explicable in nonmental terms. Therefore, the truth of naturalism implies that libertarian choices cannot explain the occurrences of any physical events. In this paper, I example a methodological argument for the truth of naturalism and conclude that the argument fails. I (...)
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  15. Reasons for forming an intention: A reply to pink.Stewart Goetz - 1998 - Mind 107 (425):205-213.
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    Alternative Frankfurt-style counterexamples to the principle of alternative possibilities.Stewart Goetz - 2002 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 83 (2):131–147.
    In this paper, I assume that if we have libertarian freedom, it is located in the power to choose and its exercise. Given this assumption, I then further assume a version of the Principle of Alternative Possibilities which states that an agent is morally responsible for his choice only if he could have chosen otherwise. With these assumptions in place, I examine three recent attempts to construct Frankfurt‐style counterexamples to PAP. I argue that all fail to undermine the intuitive plausibility (...)
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    Stumping For Widerker.Stewart Goetz - 1999 - Faith and Philosophy 16 (1):83-89.
    David Widerker has forcefully argued that a libertarian is on firm ground in believing that the principle of alternative possibilities (PAP) is true. Eleonore Stump has argued that not all libertarians need accept PAP, and that its acceptance is not required for a rejection of compatibilism.This paper is a defense of Widerker against Stump. I argue that it is not at all clear that Stump’s view of freedom is libertarian in nature, and that she has not provided a good reason (...)
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    The Routledge Companion to Theism.Charles Taliaferro, Victoria S. Harrison & Stewart Goetz (eds.) - 2012 - Routledge.
    There are deep and pervasive disagreements today in universities and colleges, and popular culture in general, over the credibility and value of belief in God. This has given rise to an urgent need for a balanced, comprehensive, accessible resource book that can inform the public and scholarly debate over theism. While scholars with as diverse interests as Daniel Dennett, Terry Eagleton, Richard Dawkins, Jürgen Habermas, and Rowan Williams have recently contributed books to this debate, "theism" as a concept remains poorly (...)
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    Is N. T. Wright Right about Substance Dualism?Stewart Goetz - 2012 - Philosophia Christi 14 (1):183-191.
    According to N. T. Wright, anyone who is a Christian should at least think twice before he or she speaks about the soul, especially as an entity that is distinct from its physical body and can survive death in a disembodied intermediate state until the resurrection and reembodiment. In Wright’s mind, talk of the soul is talk about soul-body substance dualism (dualism, for short), which is the villain in Christian anthropological thought. As far as Wright is concerned, it is time (...)
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    Naturalism and libertarian agency.Stewart Goetz - 2000 - In William Lane Craig & James Porter Moreland (eds.), Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. Routledge. pp. 156--86.
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    Stump on Libertarianism and the Principle of Alternative Possibilities.Stewart Goetz - 2001 - Faith and Philosophy 18 (1):93-101.
    Eleonore Stump has argued that a proponent of libertarian freedom must maintain that an agent is sometimes morally responsible for his mental action and that such moral responsibility is incompatible with that mental action’s being causally determined. Nevertheless, she maintains that this moral responsibility does not require that the agent be free to perform another mental action (act otherwise). In this paper, I argue that Stump fails to make a good case against the view that moral responsibility requires the freedom (...)
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    The Argument from Reason.Stewart Goetz - 2013 - Philosophia Christi 15 (1):47-62.
    This article attempts to clarify an “argument from reason” set forth by C. S. Lewis in his Miracles. While there are various contemporary interpretations of the argument, Lewis intended to expose the “cardinal difficulty of naturalism.” First, this article seeks to clarify both Lewis’s argument and the understanding of naturalism that it presupposes. Second, philosophers of religion—especially, William Hasker and Alvin Plantinga—have significantly contributed to the argument’s contemporary discussion, and so their views are addressed with the intent to show how (...)
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    The Soul in Continental Thought.Stewart Goetz & Charles Taliaferro - 2011 - In A Brief History of the Soul. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 65–104.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Descartes Malebranche and Leibniz.
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    Belief in God Is Not Properly Basic.Stewart C. Goetz - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (4):475 - 484.
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    Belief in God is not properly basic: STEWART C. GOETZ.Stewart C. Goetz - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (4):475-484.
    In this article I shall concern myself with the question ‘Is some type of justification required in order for belief in God to be rational?’ Many philosophers and theologians in the past would have responded affirmatively to this question. However, in our own day, there are those who maintain that natural theology in any form is not necessary. This is because of the rise of a different understanding of the nature of religious belief. Unlike what most people in the past (...)
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    Modal dualism: A critique.Stewart Goetz - 2001 - In Kevin J. Corcoran (ed.), Soul, Body, and Survival: Essays on the Metaphysics of Human Persons. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
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  27. Purposeful Explanation and Causal Gaps.Stewart Goetz - 2013 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 5 (1):141--155.
    In this paper, I argue that a commitment to science and the methodo- logical commitment to causal closure do not require a rejection of the idea that the choices of souls explain the occurrence of certain events in the physical world. Stated slightly differently, I maintain that one can both affirm science and believe that souls causally interfere in the course of events in the physical world. Such an affirmation and belief are compatible. In short, science vis-à-vis the methodological principle (...)
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  28. Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument.Stewart C. Goetz - 1989 - Faith and Philosophy 6 (1):99-102.
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    Alternative Frankfurt‐Style Counterexamples to the Principle of Alternative Possibilities.Stewart Goetz - 2002 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 83 (2):131-147.
    In this paper, I assume that if we have libertarian freedom, it is located in the power to choose and its exercise. Given this assumption, I then further assume a version of the Principle of Alternative Possibilities (PAP) which states that an agent is morally responsible for his choice only if he could have chosen otherwise. With these assumptions in place, I examine three recent attempts to construct Frankfurt‐style counterexamples (FSCs) to PAP. I argue that all fail to undermine the (...)
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    Questions about Emergent Dualism.Stewart C. Goetz - 2000 - Philosophia Christi 2 (2):175-181.
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    The Choice-Intention Principle.Stewart Goetz - 1995 - American Philosophical Quarterly 32 (2):177 - 185.
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    What is This Thing Called the Meaning of Life?Stewart Goetz & Joshua W. Seachris - 2020 - London, UK: Routledge. Edited by Joshua W. Seachris.
    What are we asking when we ask, "What is the meaning of life?"? Can there be meaning without God? Is a happy life a meaningful life? Can an immoral life be meaningful? Does our suffering have meaning? Does death threaten meaning? What is this thing called The Meaning of Life? provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to philosophical thinking about life's meaning. Goetz and Seachris provide the reader with accessible examples, before looking at the main theoretical approaches to meaning and (...)
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    The Problem of Soul–Body Causal Interaction.Stewart Goetz & Charles Taliaferro - 2011 - In A Brief History of the Soul. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 131–151.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Causation and Dualism Why Not Locate Souls in Space? Property/Event Dualism or Dual Aspect Theory.
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    Against Animalism.Stewart Goetz - 2018 - In Jonathan J. Loose, Angus J. L. Menuge & J. P. Moreland (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 307–315.
    This chapter points out how ordinary people for ages have believed in the soul and explains why the author think this is the case. It then discusses the nature of the soul with a focus on those properties that will be important for the consideration of animalism. Next, it briefly considers the nature of the dialectic between persons like Eric Olson and the author. While Olson is right to point out that the contemporary academic establishment (he mentions philosophers) is firmly (...)
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    An Enduring Mind.Stewart Goetz - 2017 - In C. S. Lewis. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 199–201.
    This conclusion presents some closing thoughts discussed in this book. The book aims to provide the reader with a detailed account of the philosophical thought of Clive Staples Lewis. That thought remains relevant to contemporary philosophical discussions more than fifty years after his death. To illustrate how, the book deals with the recent contributions to a page of The Wall Street Journal under the title “Terms of Enlightenment”. The authors Frank Wilczek, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and (...)
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    Arguments from Consciousness and Free Will.Stewart Goetz - 2010 - In Charles Taliaferro, Paul Draper & Philip L. Quinn (eds.), A Companion to Philosophy of Religion. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 392–397.
    This chapter contains sections titled: The Simple View The Teleological View The Qualitative View Objections Concluding Remarks Works cited.
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    A philosophical walking tour with C.S. Lewis: why it did not include Rome.Stewart Goetz - 2015 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Puplishing.
    Examines the neglected topic of C.S. Lewis' views of pleasure, happiness, and the soul and why they are relevant to an explanation of his not becoming a Roman Catholic.
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    A Theodicy.Stewart Goetz - 2003 - Philosophia Christi 5 (2):459-484.
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    Belief in God.Stewart Goetz - 2017 - In C. S. Lewis. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 159–179.
    Much has been written since Clive Staples Lewis' day about belief that God exists (belief in the existence of God). It would be many years before Lewis became a theist. But what he thought in 1918 indicates that he would first resolve the issue of supernaturalism as opposed to naturalism in terms of his own self, before becoming a theistic supernaturalist. The distinctions between naturalism, supernaturalism, and theistic supernaturalism are reflected in Lewis's frequent references to those who believed England and (...)
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    Contemporary Challenges to the Soul.Stewart Goetz & Charles Taliaferro - 2011 - In A Brief History of the Soul. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 182–201.
    This chapter contains sections titled: The Ghost in the Machine Objection The Private Language Argument Ockham's Razor and Identity Argument from Neural Dependence Arguments from Personal Identity Argument from Evolution.
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    C.S. Lewis on higher education: the pedagogy of pleasure.Stewart Goetz - 2023 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    Explores C. S. Lewis's views of the purpose of higher education and his distinctive answer: to experience pleasure.
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    Contemporary Philosophical Naturalism and Its Implications.Stewart Goetz - 2014 - Philosophia Christi 16 (1):219-222.
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    Dualism, causation, and supervenience.Stewart Goetz - 1994 - Faith and Philosophy 11 (1):92-108.
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    "Dualism, Causation and Supervenience”.Stewart Goetz - 1994 - Faith and Philosophy 11 (1):92-108.
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    Evil Beyond Belief.Stewart Goetz - 2002 - Philosophia Christi 4 (2):546-549.
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    Excerpts from Robert Kane's Discussion with Members of the Audience.Stewart Goetz & Robert Kane - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (4):343 - 347.
  47. Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion.Stewart Goetz & Charles Taliaferro (eds.) - forthcoming - Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Free Choice and Miracles.Stewart Goetz - 2017 - In C. S. Lewis. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 120–142.
    The nature of choice and its relation to events in the material world are the subjects of this chapter. In pointing out the relative infrequency of the need to make choices, Clive Staples Lewis' seems to have understood how the making of them now reduces the need for them in the future. Lewis believed the regularity of nature is required for the making of undetermined choices that directly or indirectly cause events in the material world. Lewis concluded that our thinking (...)
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    Failed solutions to a standard libertarian problem.Stewart C. Goetz - 1998 - Philosophical Studies 90 (3):237-244.
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    God and the Meanings of Life: What God Could and Couldn’t Do to Make Our Lives More Meaningful, by T. J. Mawson.Stewart Goetz - 2018 - Faith and Philosophy 35 (4):503-508.
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