9 found
Sort by:
See also:
Profile: Chris Calvert-Minor (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Profile: Chris Calvert-Minor
  1. Chris Calvert-Minor (2013). Epistemological Misgivings of Karen Barad's 'Posthumanism'. Human Studies:1-15.
    Karen Barad develops a view she calls ‘posthumanism,’ or ‘agential realism,’ where the human is reconfigured away from the central place of explanation, interpretation, intelligibility, and objectivity to make room for the epistemic importance of other material agents. Barad is not alone in this kind of endeavor, but her posthumanism offers a unique epistemological position. Her aim is to take a performative rather than a representationalist approach to analyzing ‘socialnatural’ practices and challenge methodological assumptions that may go unnoticed in some (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. Chris Calvert-Minor (2012). The Inescapability of Theorizing Practices Within Epistemology. Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy 6 (1).
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  3. Chris Calvert-Minor (2011). “Epistemological Communities” and the Problem of Epistemic Agency. Social Epistemology 25 (4):341 - 360.
    There is a tendency, a bad tendency, to make epistemic agency the central focus of epistemology. In brief, epistemologists have traditionally elevated epistemic agency as the crucial issue to be addressed, and ask all other epistemological questions in light of that issue. This is not surprising given the Cartesian influence on epistemology, but I argue that epistemic agency should not always be the central focus of epistemology. There are times when giving central place to epistemic agency gets in the way (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  4. Chris Calvert-Minor (2011). Social–Theoretical Holism, Practises, and Apriorism: A Reply to Grasswick. Social Epistemology 25 (4):371 - 378.
    In Heidi Grasswick?s response to ??Epistemological communities? and the problem of epistemic agency,? she criticizes my move to reconceptualize epistemology as an affair primarily centered on epistemic practises instead of epistemic agency. In this paper, I address some of Grasswick?s counterpoints, and I restate my argument for why epistemology should be centered on practises instead of epistemic agency. However, to advance the discussion, I urge that a more fruitful dialogue would engage looking at what consequences and advantages might follow from (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  5. Chris Calvert-Minor (2011). Teaching Philosophy in Second Life. Teaching Philosophy 34 (1):1-16.
    Second Life is a free, three-dimensional, multi-user, online virtual world program created in 2003 by Linden Research Inc. In this paper, I recount the Introduction to Philosophy course I taught in Second Life for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and address five areas of interest: (1) traditional vs. non-traditional learning environments, (2) communication, (3) illustrative props, (4) student feedback, and (5) and potential concerns. My conclusion is that philosophy courses can be taught online in Second Life effectively and that philosophy instructors (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  6. Chris Calvert-Minor (2010). Archaeology and Humanism: An Incongruent Foucault. Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):1-17.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  7. Chris Calvert-Minor (2009). Commonsense Realism and Triangulation. Philosophia 37 (1):67-86.
    Realism about the external world enjoys little philosophical support these days. I rectify this predicament by taking a relatively pragmatist line of thought to defend commonsense realism; I support commonsense realism through an interpretation and application of Donald Davidson’s notion of triangulation, the triangle composed of two communicators coordinating and correcting their responses with a shared causal stimulus. This argument is important because it has a crucial advantage over the often used abductive argument for realism. My argument avoids unwarranted conclusions, (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  8. Chris Calvert-Minor (2008). Rational Agreement and the Validity of Moral Norms. Southwest Philosophy Review 24 (1):101-108.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  9. Chris Calvert-Minor (2008). The "Strong Programme", Normativity, and Social Causes. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 38 (1):1–22.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation