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detail in my book on Reli- gious Values and Valuations (Edwards, 2000a, pp. 7-12). I'll send you a copy as soon as the first ones arrive . And we can talk more about this when we meet. C. Living Meaningfully As for living zestfully a meaningful life, you and I have again arrived at much the same place

In: Dialogues on Values and Centers of Value

premises. The first premise seems to be true: That cosmic evolution has led to the development of living creatures that have a complex, phenomenal inner life can be confirmed by oneself. The second premise is also true because it covers all relevant explanatory types of the emergence and existence of

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In: Panentheism and Panpsychism

premises. The first premise seems to be true: That cosmic evolution has led to the development of living creatures that have a complex, phenomenal inner life can be confirmed by oneself. The second premise is also true because it covers all relevant explanatory types of the emergence and existence of

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place and in the right way, were important in learning how to live virtuously . To the extent that he makes a place for them at all, moral rules are temporary stepping stones toward developing a virtuous character and living one's life accordingly. Aristotle insisted that we are not born with a virtuous

In: Dialogues on Values and Centers of Value

), but we may be able to get more mental life from less—the question is ›how much less?‹. Currently a panpsychist has a choice between three auxiliary theses on this matter: Aux1: Basic subjects, which have simple momentary experiences, exist at the fundamental level. (Subject Panpsychism) The

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), but we may be able to get more mental life from less—the question is ›how much less?‹. Currently a panpsychist has a choice between three auxiliary theses on this matter: Aux1: Basic subjects, which have simple momentary experiences, exist at the fundamental level. (Subject Panpsychism) The

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-hearted, ruth- lesslyefficient, andmaximally motivated inhis immoral fiendishness. "Moralgood- ness" can be combinedwith mostof the othernon-moralvarieties of goodnessjust mentioned. Hitlerconducteda good war as a war, at leastuntileverythingbeganto crumble, but not a morallygood war. The Alliesconducteda

In: Dialogues on Values and Centers of Value

concerned with promoting overall well-being. In other words, we aim to love. We think adopting panexperientialism and theocosmocentrism helps us contribute to the common good. This relational worldview provides a metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical framework for living lives of love. We are more

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concerned with promoting overall well-being. In other words, we aim to love. We think adopting panexperientialism and theocosmocentrism helps us contribute to the common good. This relational worldview provides a metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical framework for living lives of love. We are more

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Author: Alvin Plantinga

fact that he accepts a certain proposition as true; much more is involved than that. Belief in God means trusting God, accepting God, accepting his purposes, committing one's life to him and living in his presence. To the believer the entire world speaks of God. Great mountains, surging ocean, verdant

In: The Rationality of Theism