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“In him we live and move and have our being”

“In him we live and move and have our being…” Acts 17:28 is Berkeley’s favorite biblical gloss for his philosophy of immaterialism. But, as he noticed early on as well, it was equally a favorite of so straightforwardly pantheist (or … Continue reading

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Brandom vs. the Idealists on “Causal Intermediaries”

Despite their many similarities, Brandom flags one point of disagreement with McDowell: I do not see that we need – either in epistemology or, more important, in semantics – to appeal to any intermediaries between perceptual facts and reports of … Continue reading

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Ramanuja, Aurobindo, and Hart on the One and the Many

Shankara is a famous advocate for a fully monist interpretation of the Upanishads and the Vedanta philosophy that developed from it. For instance: “The difference between the individual self and the highest Lord is owing to wrong knowledge only” (1.3.19,Sourcebook of Indian Philosophy, 515). … Continue reading

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Romans 9-11 in Outline

Rom 9:1-5 – Paul laments the unbelief of Israel, notwithstanding her many spiritual blessings (cf. Rom 3:1-4). Rom 9:6-13 – Israel’s unbelief does not frustrate the “word of God,” b/c “they are not all Israel, which are of Israel” (9:6); … Continue reading

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Paul’s Universalism?

As David Hart observed recently, Romans 5:18 is a verse with hard-to-avoid universalist implications: “ἄρα οὖν ὡς δι’ ἑνὸς παραπτώματος εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους εἰς κατάκριμα οὕτως καὶ δι’ ἑνὸς δικαιώματος εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους εἰς δικαίωσιν ζωῆς.” (“Therefore as by the offence … Continue reading

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Eschatology and Anthropology

There’s a lively discussion at the moment about the possibility — or indeed, the inevitability — of universal salvation. TJ White’s treatment of Christ’s descent into hell in his recent Incarnate Lord includes some helpful discussion of universalism that clearly locates what I … Continue reading

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Creatures as pure accident

” Sans doute, quand il s’agit des créature muables et changeantes, ce qui ne se dit pas de la substance, se dit de l’accident, car en elles tout est accidentel, la grandeur et les autres qualités, puisque ces qualités sont susceptibles … Continue reading

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