Article on the Neo-Platonic proof accepted at EJPR

Hey y’all!

I’m ecstatic to announce that my article, “Simply Unsuccessful: The Neo-Platonic Proof of God’s Existence”, has been accepted for publication at the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion.

Now all I need to do is is create 13 sock accounts and start spamming Feser’s inbox. This will be in addition to the 37 sock accounts I already use to spam Feser.

(I kid! I’m just poking fun of people who take this conspiracy seriously.)

In any case, here’s my video on the Neo-Platonic proof:

The EJPR article is a proper part of Chapter 9 of my book. Here’s that chapter! [I’m currently speaking with various editors at different presses regarding this book, so I can’t share the whole book. 🙂 ]

Author: Joe

The Fruitful Death of Modal Collapse Arguments: Now Online!

Hey y’all!

My article, “The fruitful death of modal collapse arguments” (International Journal for Philosophy of Religion), is now published online! Click this link to check it out.

Happy philosophizing!

Author: Joe

P.S.

If you don’t have institutional access to the article, click this.

Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia | A Comprehensive Response

This post is my comprehensive response to Feser’s response to my IJPR article. The purpose of this post is to include each post from my seven-part response to Feser in one place. There’s nothing in this post over and above what’s contained in that seven-part series. Except, of course, the following series index:

  1. Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: On Length | Part 1
  2. Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: On Presupposing EIT’s Falsity and Explaining Inertial Persistence | Part 2
  3. Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: EIT, Entailment, and Extrinsic Explanation | Part 3
  4. Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: The Prior Probability of EIT | Part 4
  5. Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: Vicious Circularity and the Metaphysics of EIT | Part 5
  6. Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: Theoretical Virtues and Vices | Part 6
  7. Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: An Argument Against EIT + More Demonstrable Misrepresentation | Part 7

Again, I just want all the posts in one place. So let’s get to it!

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Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: An Argument Against EIT + More Demonstrable Misrepresentation | Part 7

Feser has recently responded to my IJPR article. I will respond to his post in a series of blog posts. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. This post is Part 7, which deals with everything Feser says in his section ‘An argument against EIT’. In my next post, I’ll collect all the parts together into a single post.

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Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: Theoretical Virtues and Vices | Part 6

Feser has recently responded to my IJPR article. I will respond to his post in a series of blog posts. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. This post is Part 6, which deals with everything Feser says in his section ‘Theoretical vices’. There is only one more installment of the series after this one: Part 7, which addresses everything Feser says in his section ‘An argument against EIT’. After Part 7, I’ll collect all the parts together into a single post.

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Cam’s Kalam and the Unsatisfiable Pair Diagnosis

I’ve had the privilege of helping both Stephen and Cameron in their fruitful debate on the Kalam. (For those interested, I’ve also discussed the Kalam on numerous occasions with Alex Malpass, Josh Rasmussen, and others in this playlist here.) Today, I want to briefly discuss Cam’s response to the Unsatisfiable Pair Diagnosis (UPD) in his closing statement video.

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“Felt cute, might delete later”
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Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: Vicious Circularity and the Metaphysics of EIT | Part 5

Feser has recently responded to my IJPR article. I will respond to his post in a series of blog posts. Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. This post is Part 5, which deals with everything Feser says on the metaphysics of existential inertia. There are only two more installments of the series left: Part 6, which deals with everything Feser says in his section “Theoretical vices”, and Part 7, which addresses everything Feser says in his section ‘An argument against EIT’.

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Are We Bodies or Souls? | Dr. Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne, one of the most influential philosophers of religion in the 20th and 21st centuries, joins me and my friend Ashkan to discuss Swinburne’s latest book on substance dualism.

Among the topics discussed are arguments for substance dualism, mitigated modal skepticism (a la Peter van Inwagen and Felipe Leon), animalism, and conservation laws. Check it out! 🙂

Author: Joe

Feser on Schmid on Existential Inertia: EIT, Entailment, and Extrinsic Explanation | Part 3

Feser has recently responded to my IJPR article. I will respond to his post in a series of blog posts. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. This post is Part 3, which deals again with Feser’s false (and misrepresentative, and uncharitable) claim that I claim that his Aristotelian proof assumes, without justification, the falsity of EIT. It also deals with the entailments of EIT.

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