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Adams, Robert Merrihew

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Robert Merrihew Adams

Recurring Visiting Professor


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Education

Philosophy: AB, Princeton University; PhD. Cornell University
Theology: BA, MA, Oxford University; BD, Princeton Theological Seminary

Speciality

Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, Ethics, History of Modern Philosophy

Books (all from Oxford University Press):
  • The Virtue of Faith and Other Essays in Philosophical Theology (1987)
  • Leibniz: Determinist, Theist, Idealist (1994)
  • Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics (1999)
  • A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good (2006)

Articles:
  • “Must God Create the Best?” The Philosophical Review, 81 (1972), 317-332.
  • “Theories of Actuality,” Noûs, 8 (1974), 211-231.
  • “Motive Utilitarianism,” The Journal of Philosophy, 73 (1976), 467-481.
  • “Middle Knowledge and the Problem of Evil,” American Philosophical Quarterly, 14 (1977), 109-117.
  • “Primitive Thisness and Primitive Identity,” The Journal of Philosophy, 76 (1979), 5-26.
  • “Actualism and Thisness,” Synthese, 49 (1981), 3-41.
  • “Divine Necessity,” Journal of Philosophy, 80 (1983), 741-752.
  • “Involuntary Sins,” The Philosophical Review, 94 (1985), 3-31.
  • “Moral Faith,” The Journal of Philosophy, 92 (1995): 75-95.
  • “Things in Themselves,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 57 (1997): 801-25.
  • “Love and the Problem of Evil.” Philosophia, 34 (2006 — actually 2007): 243-51.
  • “Idealism Vindicated.” In Peter van Inwagen and Dean Zimmerman, eds., Persons: Human and Divine (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007), pp. 35-54.
  • “Conflict.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Suppl. Vol. 83 (2009), pp. 115-32.
  • “Malebranche’s Causal Concepts.” In Eric Watkins, ed., The Divine Order, the Human Order, and the Order of Nature (Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 67-104.

 


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