1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    To what extent is God discussed in your doctoral dissertation? Does he at least get a mention in the Acknowledgements?
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    01 Nov '06 18:01
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    To what extent is God discussed in your doctoral dissertation? Does he at least get a mention in the Acknowledgements?
    yes
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    01 Nov '06 20:31
    Originally posted by ahosyney
    yes
    Get thee from this thread, interloper!
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    01 Nov '06 20:341 edit
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    To what extent is God discussed in your doctoral dissertation? Does he at least get a mention in the Acknowledgements?
    My dissertation is completely God-free, but I do make fun of traditional Kantians and Evangelicals throughout the third and fourth chapters. Nice to hear from you!
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    01 Nov '06 21:38
    Originally posted by bbarr
    Get thee from this thread, interloper!
    Sorry I didn't understand that it is a private chat....
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    01 Nov '06 21:43
    Originally posted by bbarr
    My dissertation is completely God-free, but I do make fun of traditional Kantians and Evangelicals throughout the third and fourth chapters. Nice to hear from you!
    How close are you to finishing? I wouldn't mind reading a copy, if you wouldn't mind sharing.
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    01 Nov '06 22:45
    Originally posted by Pawnokeyhole
    How close are you to finishing? I wouldn't mind reading a copy, if you wouldn't mind sharing.
    I'm a little less than half finished. Actually, the second chapter is one you'd be interested in. I'm defending the possibility of virtue based ethics from situation(al)ist psychology. There's a new book by Doris called "Lack of Character" where he amasses studies (e.g. Milgram, Stanford Prison, Princeton Seminary, etc.) to show that people don't have (and possibly can't have) the sorts of characters that virtue ethics thinks people should have.
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    01 Nov '06 23:211 edit
    Originally posted by bbarr
    My dissertation is completely God-free, but I do make fun of traditional Kantians and Evangelicals throughout the third and fourth chapters. Nice to hear from you!
    Has the spiritual forum here had any impact on your dissertation?
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    01 Nov '06 23:28
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Has the spiritual forum here had any impact on your dissertation?
    Yes. The spiritual forum here has 1) made me wary of trying to accomodate putatively "common sense" intuitions in my work, and 2) reinforced my belief that autocratic (or, in philosophical jargonese, "voluntarist"😉 ethical theories tend to advocate very childlike forms of moral deliberation (essentially rule-based deliberation, where the rules are handed down from an authority, and the role of one's own powers of discernment are minimalized).
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    01 Nov '06 23:30
    Originally posted by bbarr
    Yes. The spiritual forum here has 1) made me wary of trying to accomodate putatively "common sense" intuitions in my work, and 2) reinforced my belief that autocratic (or, in philosophical jargonese, "voluntarist"😉 ethical theories tend to advocate very childlike forms of moral deliberation (essentially rule-based deliberation, where the rules are handed down from an authority, and the role of one's own powers of discernment are minimalized).
    I hope you will not footnote me.
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    02 Nov '06 06:26
    Originally posted by bbarr
    2) reinforced my belief that autocratic (or, in philosophical jargonese, "voluntarist"😉 ethical theories tend to advocate very childlike forms of moral deliberation (essentially rule-based deliberation, where the rules are handed down from an authority, and the role of one's own powers of discernment are minimalized).
    Can't agree any more with that. The theological voluntarists around here remind me of Piaget's studies who are in the (~ 5 - 10 year old) "heteronomous morality of constraint" stage.
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    02 Nov '06 09:56
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    I hope you will not footnote me.
    Yeh, no one likes a kick in the ass! 😛
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    02 Nov '06 13:14
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    To what extent is God discussed in your doctoral dissertation? Does he at least get a mention in the Acknowledgements?
    Will bbarr cite him as a "personal communication" I wonder? 🙂
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