17/1 - Spring 2012

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This Spring issue of Forum Philosophicum offers five studies on a wide range of topics of Christian philosophy. Hans Goller (University of Innsbruck) discusses the limits of a purely neurological explanation of “near-death-experiences.” Leslie Armour (Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa) proposes a new formulation of proofs of God’s existence, grounded in the tradition of rationalist ethics. Anna Tomaszewska (Jagiellonian University) criticizes McDowell’s conception of “perceptual reasons.” Yann Schmitt (Institut Catholique de Paris) points to errors in Hume’s probabilistic argument against miracles. Mark McLeod-Harrison (George Fox University) discusses the conditions for true cognition set out by Michael Lynch’s relaxed naturalism, arguing that the concept of knowing the truth requires a stronger ontology.