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  1. M. Gregory Oakes (2011). Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics: The World in View (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 41 (1):127-129.
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  2. Michele C. Henderson, M. Gregory Oakes & Marilyn Smith (2009). What Plato Knew About Enron. Journal of Business Ethics 86 (4):463 - 471.
    This paper applies Plato’s cave allegory to Enron’s success and downfall. Plato’s famous tale of cave dwellers illustrates the different levels of truth and understanding. These levels include images, the sources of images, and the ultimate reality behind both. The paper first describes these levels of perception as they apply to Plato’s cave dwellers and then provides a brief history of the rise of Enron. Then we apply Plato’s levels of understanding to Enron, showing how the company created its image (...)
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  3. M. Gregory Oakes (2008). Nietzsche on Language, Consciousness, and the Body (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 35 (1):192-194.
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  4. M. Gregory Oakes (2007). Can Indirect Causation Be Real? Metaphysica 8 (2):111-122.
    Causal realists maintain that the causal relation consists in something more than its relata. Specifying this relation in nonreductive terms is however notoriously difficult. Michael Tooley has advanced a plausible account avoiding some of the relation’s most obvious difficulties, particularly where these concern the notion of a cross-temporal connection. His account distinguishes discrete from nondiscrete causation, where the latter is suitable to the continuity of cross-temporal causation. I argue, however, that such accounts face conceptual difficulties dating from Zeno’s time. A (...)
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  5. M. Gregory Oakes (2005). Antinomy of Truth and Reason. Teaching Philosophy 28 (1):31-43.
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  6. M. Gregory Oakes (2004). Perdurance and Causal Realism. Erkenntnis 60 (2):205-227.
    While there has been considerable recent criticism of perdurance theory in connection with a Humean understanding of causality, perdurance theory conjoined with causal realism has received relatively little attention. One might, then, form the impression that perdurance theory under the auspices of causal realism is a relatively safe view. I shall argue, however, to the contrary. My general strategy is to show that there is no plausible way of spelling out the perdurance position (of the non-Humean, causal realist sort). I (...)
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