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  1. John H. Whittaker (2011). Self-Honesty and Grammatical Appeals. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4):529-546.
    One persistent element of Wittgenstein’s philosophical work is his insistence on self-honesty as a condition for doing logical or sense-oriented philosophy.This gives his work a spiritual weight that is not often appreciated. Yet the connection between self-honesty and logical insights is unclear, and this paper attemptsto clarify it. The paper includes brief introductions to Wittgenstein’s earlier and later thought, along with some religiously relevant examples.
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  2. John H. Whittaker (2009). A Confusion of the Spheres. Review of Metaphysics 62 (3):690-692.
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  3. John H. Whittaker (2008). D. Z. Phillips and Reasonable Belief. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 63 (1/3):103 - 129.
    As an illustration of what Phillips called the "heterogeneity of sense," this essay concentrates on differences in what is meant by a "reason for belief." Sometimes saying that a belief is reasonable simply commends the belief's unquestioned acceptance as a part of what we understand as a sensible outlook. Here the standard picture of justifying truth claims on evidential grounds breaks down; and it also breaks down in cases of fundamental moral and religious disagreement, where the basic beliefs that we (...)
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  4. John H. Whittaker (2006). Wittgenstein's on Certainty: There – Like Our Life – Rush Rheesthe Third Wittgenstein: The Post-Investigations Works – Danièle Moyal-Sharrockunderstanding Wittgenstein's on Certainty – Edited by Danièle Moyal-Sharrock. Philosophical Investigations 29 (3):287–300.
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  5. John H. Whittaker (2005). Sympathy: A Philosophical Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (1):127-130.
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  6. John H. Whittaker (2003). Religious and Epistemological Mysteries. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 54 (3):137-156.
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  7. D. Z. Phillips & John H. Whittaker (eds.) (2002). The Possibilities of Sense. Palgrave.
    Remarkable in the range that it covers, The Possibilities of Sense testifies to an equally remarkable philosopher. In essays on ethics and thephilosophy of religion, on literature and education, the contributors displaynot only the breadth of D.Z. Phillips's work but also its power. This powercomes largely from Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose significance as a moral and religious philosopher rivals his reputation as a philosopher of language.
     
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  8. John H. Whittaker (2001). Belief, Practice, and Grammatical Understanding. Faith and Philosophy 18 (4):465-482.
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  9. John H. Whittaker (1999). Kierkegaard on the Concept of Authority. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 46 (2):83-101.
  10. John H. Whittaker (1999). Rush Rhees, on Religion and Philosophy. Philosophical Investigations 22 (4):341–348.
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  11. John H. Whittaker (1996). Basil Mitchell, Faith and Criticism. Philosophical Investigations 19:205-208.
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  12. John H. Whittaker (1995). Can a Purely Grammatical Inquiry Be Religiously Persuasive? In Timothy Tessin & Mario Von der Ruhr (eds.), Philosophy and the Grammar of Religious Belief. St. Martin's Press.
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  13. John H. Whittaker (1990). Supernatural Acts and Supervenient Explanations. Sophia 29 (2):17-32.
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  14. John H. Whittaker (1988). Kierkegaard and Existence Communications. Faith and Philosophy 5 (2):168-184.
    Kierkegaard occasionally mentions a type of belief which he calls an “existence communication,” and his discussion of such beliefs parallels his discussion of subjective truths (in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript). Existence communications include religious beliefs. I suggest that it is less misleading to focus on this term than it is to wrestle with the difficult and overworked notion of subjective truths; ultimately, his view of religious beliefs can be seen more clearly.His view does not fully emerge, however, without the assistance (...)
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  15. John H. Whittaker (1988). Suspension of the Ethical in Fear and Trembling. Kierkegaardiana 14:101-13.
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  16. John H. Whittaker (1986). Religious Beliefs as Purpose Claims. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 20 (1):17 - 30.
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  17. John H. Whittaker (1983). Tractatus 6.4312: Immortality and the Riddle of Life. Philosophical Investigations 6 (1):37-48.
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  18. John H. Whittaker (1983). William James on 'Overbeliefs' and 'Live Options'. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (4):203 - 216.
  19. John H. Whittaker (1979). Kierkegaard on Names, Concepts, and Proofs for God's Existence. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (2):117 - 129.