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  1. Dennis L. Sansom (2011). Truth and the World: Why Davidson Is Right and Rorty Is Wrong. Philosophy Study 1 (1):67-76.
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  2. Dennis L. Sansom (2010). Ethics and the Experience of Death: Some Lessons From Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Donne. Journal of Aesthetic Education 44 (4):18-32.
    If one of the purposes of an ethic is to help order our lives in a way we would think is fulfilling and purposeful, then with it, we should be able to learn about the significance of life in the experience of death. Not all well-known ethical theories can deliver this. Though preferential utilitarianism and duty-based deontological ethics are attractive as theoretical ways to order our lives, they fall short as useful ethical approaches before the humbling effects of death. Can (...)
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  3. Dennis Sansom (2007). Learning From Art: Cormac McCarthy's. Journal of Aesthetic Education 41 (1).
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  4. Dennis Sansom (2007). Learning From Art: Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian as a Critique of Divine Determinism. Journal of Aesthetic Education 41 (1):1-19.
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  5. Dennis Sansom (2004). Tolstoy and the Moral Instructions of Death. Philosophy and Literature 28 (2):417-429.
    : Tolstoy critiques the assumption one can live a meaningful life merely by following social conventions. Though they may give a semblance of control, they do not prepare one to face mortality. Compassion for others enables one to transmute a preoccupation with filling one's preferences and desires to an appreciation of others and one's individuality. In telling of Ivan's death, Tolstoy shows the ineffectiveness of the practice of medicine and marriage when they are treated only as conventions.
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