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On Metaphysical Necessity
On Metaphysical Necessity (August 2020)
Essays on God, the World, Morality, and Democracy
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

Emphasizes the importance of metaphysical necessity to both philosophical theology and, through it, to moral and political theory.

In this collection of essays, Franklin I. Gamwell offers a defense of transcendental metaphysics, especially in its neoclassical form, and builds a case for its importance as a tool for addressing abiding problems in philosophical theology and morality—including talk about God, human fault, mor...(Read More)
 
 
Religion among We the People
Religion among We the People (November 2015)
Conversations on Democracy and the Divine Good
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.

Franklin I. Gamwell holds that democracy with religious freedom is dependent on metaphysical theism. Democratic politics can be neutral to all religious convictions only if its constitution establishes a full and free discourse about the ultimate terms of justice and their application to decisions of the state, and the divine good is the tru...(Read More)
 
 
Existence and the Good
Existence and the Good (June 2011)
Metaphysical Necessity in Morals and Politics
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

Argues that morals and politics require on a metaphysical backing and proposes a neoclassical metaphysics.

Morals and politics depend on a metaphysical backing. All reality is marked by certain necessary features and a divine purpose inherent in all reality defines the good to which all human life should be directed.

These are bold assertions in a climate where the credibil...(Read More)
 
 
The Meaning of Religious Freedom
The Meaning of Religious Freedom (February 1995)
Modern Politics and the Democratic Resolution
Franklin I. Gamwell - Author

This is the most thorough philosophical analysis available of the principle of religious freedom. It draws on the thought of philosophers and political theorists (Rawls, Habermas, Murray, Rorty, Greenawalt, and Mead) rather than on the framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
"It is the most thorough theoretical examination of the subject that is available today. The author takes up the best, most reliable interpretations ...(Read More)
 
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