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  1. Robert J. O'Connell (1997). Plato on the Human Paradox. Fordham University Press.
    A great thinker once said that "all philosophy is merely footnotes to Plato."Through Plato, Father O'Connell provides us here with an introduction to all philosophy. Designed for beginning students in philosophy, Plato on the Human Paradox examines and confronts human nature and the eternal questions concerning human nature through the dialogues of Plato, focusing on the Apology, Phaedo, Books III-VI of the Republic, Meno, Symposium, and O'Connell presents us here with an introduction to Plato through the philosopher's quest to define (...)
     
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  2. Robert J. O'Connell (1997). William James on the Courage to Believe. Fordham University Press.
    William James’ celebrated lecture on “The Will to Believe” has kindled spirited controversy since the day it was delivered. In this lively reappraisal of that controversy, Father O’Connell contributes some fresh contentions: that James’ argument should be viewed against his indebtedness to Pascal and Renouvier; that it works primarily to validate our “over-beliefs” ; and most surprising perhaps, that James envisages our “passional nature” as intervening, not after, but before and throughout, our intellectual weighing of the evidence for belief.
     
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  3. Robert J. O'connell (1995). 704 Philosophical Abstracts. ARGUMENT 92 (11).
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  4. Robert J. O'Connell (1992). The Will to Believe" and James's "Deontological Streak. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 28 (4):809 - 831.
    James's ethical thought could frequently be consequentialist, but it could also on occasion show a deontological side, or "streak," as I contended in "William James on the Courage to Believe". This shows up when he speaks of the "strenuous" as against the "easy-going" moral mood, in "The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life," and it preserves the precursive intervention of our "passional natures" in "The Will to Believe" from lapsing into "wishful thinking." Toned down slightly, perhaps, in "Varieties of Religious (...)
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  5. Robert J. O'Connell (1985). An Introduction to Plato's Metaphysics. Distributed by Fordham University Press.
     
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  6. Robert J. O'Connell (1983). Isaiah's Mothering God in St. Augustine's Confessions. Thought 58 (2):188-206.
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  7. Robert J. O'Connell (1982). The God of Saint Augustine's Imagination. Thought 57 (1):30-40.
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  8. Robert J. O'Connell (1979). When Saintly Fathers Feuded. Thought 54 (4):344-364.
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  9. Robert J. O'Connell (1978). Art and the Christian Intelligence in St. Augustine. Harvard University Press.
     
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  10. Robert J. O'Connell (1965). Teilhard at Fordham: 1963–1964. Dialogue 3 (04):382-384.
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