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    Transparent Self-Knowledge of Attitudes and Emotions: A Davidsonian Attempt.Ning Fan - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (243):275-284.
    In Authority and Estrangement, Richard Moran provides a fascinating account of how we know what we believe that he calls the “transparency account.” This account relies on the transparency relation between the question of whether we believe that p and the question of whether p is true. That is, we can consider the former by considering the grounds for the latter. But Moran’s account has been criticized by David Finkelstein, who argues that it fails to explain how we know our (...)
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    Rehabilitating Kant’s Third Analogy of Experience.Adrian Bardon - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):397-407.
    In this essay I revisit Kant’s largely-ignored Third Analogy of Experience with an eye to what it may yet contribute to our understanding of time perception. The essay begins with an elucidation of the purpose of the Third Analogy, followed by an account of how the core argument is intended to work. It then summarizes the problem that has left the Third Analogy out of much of the scholarly literature on Kant. I respond by introducing two ways of scaling back (...)
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  3. MacIntyre on Practical Reasoning.Caleb Bernacchio - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):481-494.
    Patrick Byrne argues that MacIntyre’s account of practical reasoning is inadequate because it is based upon a notion of flourishing that places too much emphasis on impersonal facts, likewise because it is excessively focused on means without considering the role of desire for ends, and because it is does not account for the role of feelings in explaining how knowledge of ends is attained. In this essay, I argue that MacIntyre’s account provides adequate responses to each of these concerns. But (...)
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    Social Theory in Kant’s Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone.Richard A. Cohen - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):409-438.
    The present article argues: that to support the primary aim of Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone, which is to establish the primacy of practical reason for religion, Kant elaborates and assigns to it a social ethics. Contrary to the tired adage that without religious foundation ethics must collapse, the reverse is actually the case: without ethical foundation religion must collapse, degenerating into dogmatism, superstition and fanaticism. To ground and concretize the link between ethics and religion Kant elaborates a (...)
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    Graven Images: Substitutes for True Morality.Francis Feingold - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):495-498.
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    Individuation and the Realism/Nominalism Dilemma.Jorge J. E. Gracia & Jonathan Vajda - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):371-386.
    After reviewing various formulations of the problems of universals and individuation, this essay considers the dialectic that informs the relationship between the two. This dialectic involves a distinction between a realist theory of universals that satisfies the requirements of science but fails to account for the non-instantiability of individuals and a nominalist theory of universals that fails to satisfy the requirements of science but accounts for the non-instantiability of individuals. Inadequacies found in one view tend to motivate movement to the (...)
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    Karol Wojtyła’s Thinking on Truth.Grzegorz Hołub - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):387-396.
    In his book The Acting Person Karol Wojtyła makes frequent references to the concept of truth. He analyzes truth expressions in various realms, including the epistemological, the metaphysical, the moral, and the axiological. He does not, however, say exactly what he means by truth. This essay analyzes select passages from this book and tries to formulate a coherent understanding of truth as Wojtyła conceived it. This essay puts special emphasis on the question of axiological truth, for this concept is novel (...)
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  8. Is Existence an Ontologically Sound Term?Stathis Livadas - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):439-461.
    This article deals with the question of existence by considering the way in which phenomenology has faced this issue. To provide an argument against the ontological certainties typical of idealism and realism, I try to show the possibility of a subjective reduction of the question of existence and to highlight the way in which the concept of existence may be “undermined” by this reduction. A prominent place is given to the concept of infinity for radically reassessing the content and scope (...)
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    How Identity Politics Objectifies People and Undermines Rational Agency.Philip Shields - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (4):463-480.
    In our contemporary society it is widely recognized that public discourse has become increasingly polemical and polarized, as claims to truth and justice are cynically dismissed as manipulative power plays. We argue first that this growth of power politics reflects the triumph of the objectifying stance of the social sciences, and the consequent loss of any distinction between legitimate and illegitimate power, and second that it is ad hominem to dismiss or accept people’s arguments simply because of their identity interests, (...)
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    The Ethical Concept of Responsibility in Levinas and Wojtyła.Alan Daboin - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (3):257-273.
    In this article I examine the ethical concept of responsibility as presented by Emmanuel Levinas and Karol Wojtyła. I focus throughout on questions pertaining to the relations between identity and alterity and between heteronomy and autonomy. To do so involves looking at the contrary roles that these two authors give to selfhood and freedom when accounting for our sense of obligation and responsibility toward others and toward ourselves. I then put Levinas’s phenomenological account of responsibility into dialogue with Wojtyła’s personalist (...)
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    Kierkegaard’s Response to the Hegelian Necessity of the Past.Claudine Davidshofer - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):189-206.
    This article analyzes the “Interlude” in Kierkegaard’s Philosophical Fragments. In particular, it examines Johannes Climacus’s response to Hegel’s view that a past actuality is necessary. I provide an in-depth analysis of Hegel’s view of modality and of what he means when he says that a past actuality is necessary. In contrast to the standard scholarly interpretation, I argue that Climacus need not reject Hegel’s view because Hegel’s view of the necessity of the past is not so controversial or difficult to (...)
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    Empiricism or Its Dialectical Destruction?Gene Fendt - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):139-160.
    Pamphilus’ introductory letter opens contradictory ways of reading Hume’s Dialogues. The first, suggested by Pamphilus' claim to be “mere auditor” to the dialogues, which were “deeply imprinted in [his] memory,” is the empiricist reading. This traditional reading could, and has, gone several ways, including to such conclusions as Philo forces upon Cleanthes, shocking Demea; e.g., that the design of the mosquito and other “curious artifices of nature,” which inflict pain and suffering on all, bespeaks an utterly careless and insensate, if (...)
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    Aristotle on Earlier Greek Psychology: The Science of the Soul.Pavel Gregoric - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):239-242.
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    The Resolution of the Antinomy of the Teleological Judgment.Claudia Jáuregui - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):161-174.
    In §§62–82 of Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment we find several references to the supersensible in the context of the solution of the antinomy of the power of teleological judgment. It is not, however, plainly clear how these references relate to each other or how they contribute to the proposed solution. Specially puzzling is the way in which the idea of an intelligent author of the world is related to the idea of an intuitive understanding. Some interpreters have (...)
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    A Kantian Interpretation of the Infinite Manifoldness of Evil Incentives in Real Human Life.Chao Lu - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):207-225.
    Kant defined moral evil as reversing the order between self-love and morality. For many critics, however, his egoistically-orientated notion of self-love fails to make sense of the infinitely manifold incentives of evil under the human condition. Against this criticism, my article will re-interpret Kantian self-love and empirical self-conception from both the transcendental and empirical level, thus offering a transcendental grounding for the empirical manifestations of evil. In this way I will argue that we can explain rather sufficiently the infinite manifoldness (...)
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    Ethics Under Capital: MacIntyre, Communication, and the Culture Wars.John Macias - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):242-244.
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    Heidegger Et la Question de L’Habiter : Une Philosophie de L’Architecture.Josef Novák - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):245-248.
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    Gottfried Achenwall. Natural Law: A Translation of the Textbook for Kant’s Lectures on Legal and Political Philosophy.Andrew Pfeuffer - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):248-249.
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    Interpreting Descartes Algebraically.Jamie Anne Spiering - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):175-187.
    Descartes’s description of his method for discovering truth provides a helpful tool for interpreting his writings. In this article I offer a sample of how to interpret Descartes by understanding his algebraic method. My test case is the Cartesian teaching on divine freedom, which is well known to be inconsistent and often considered unfounded. I reconstruct the equations that led to these doctrines, arguing that Descartes held that the divine act of creation was both necessary and arbitrary because of the (...)
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    Lonergan and Gilson: A Critical Review of Neil Ormerod’s Faith and Reason.Hugh Williams - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (2):227-237.
    This essay offers a critical examination of Neil Ormerod’s treatment of the debate between Lonergan and Gilson on the question of being. Although this debate concerns a highly technical issue of metaphysics and epistemology, it remains germane and relevant, especially within the field of Christian thought. In Ormerod’s careful and for the most part generous examination of this debate, he argues that being for Gilson is perceived through the senses, whereas for Lonergan being is intended in the questions that arise (...)
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    Finding Locke’s God: The Theological Basis of John Locke’s Political Thought.Peter N. Bwanali - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):121-123.
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    Does Analogy Work in Demonstration?Domenic D’Ettore - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):47-60.
    Thomas de Vio Cajetan produced a highly influential Thomistic treatise on analogy entitled De nominum analogia. The merits of this work have been contested since the sixteenth century. Notable twentieth-century Thomists who adopted many of the teachings of De nominum analogia include Jacques Maritain and Yves Simon. Joshua Hochschild’s The Semantics of Analogy highlighted the significance of chapter ten, where Cajetan applies his theory to resolve the problem of demonstrations that use analogous terms, with the explicit purpose of addressing a (...)
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    The Religious Dimension of Skepticism.Rico Gutschmidt - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):77-99.
    Philosophical skepticism, according to numerous influential accounts of it, is bound up with our failure or inability to adopt an “absolute” standpoint. Similarly, many religions speak of an “absolute” that also is beyond human reach. With this similarity in mind, I will develop what I take to be a religious dimension of skepticism. First, I will discuss the connection that Stanley Cavell draws between his reading of skepticism and the notions of God and original sin. I will then refer to (...)
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    In Search of the Good Life.Curtis Hancock - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):123-126.
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    Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy.Jonathan Head - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):101-119.
    This paper places Kant’s Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason within the historical context of the pantheism controversy between Mendelssohn and Jacobi. I argue that reading Religion with this context in mind shines new light upon passages connected with the need for a moral archetype and prototype in the form of Christ, as well as various comments upon the relation between Christianity and Judaism. Within this new viewpoint, we can also see Religion as ultimately concerned with promoting Christianity, broadly (...)
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    Converts to the Real: Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy.Joseph W. Koterski - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):129-131.
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    On the Grounds of a Person’s Dignity.Paul Kucharski - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):27-45.
    What does it mean to say that a person has dignity, and what explains her dignity? Linda Zagzebski argues that personal dignity entails both infinite and irreplaceable value. Initially she grounds the former claim in the power of rationality and the latter in the uniqueness of one’s subjective lived experience. Later she grounds both in the power of rationality, understood in terms of reflective consciousness. I argue that the latter account is an improvement upon the former but that needless problems (...)
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  28. Arithmetic, Logicism, and Frege’s Definitions.Timothy Perrine - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):5-25.
    This paper describes both an exegetical puzzle that lies at the heart of Frege’s writings—how to reconcile his logicism with his definitions and claims about his definitions—and two interpretations that try to resolve that puzzle, what I call the “explicative interpretation” and the “analysis interpretation.” This paper defends the explicative interpretation primarily by criticizing the most careful and sophisticated defenses of the analysis interpretation, those given my Michael Dummett and Patricia Blanchette. Specifically, I argue that Frege’s text either are inconsistent (...)
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    The Logic in Philosophy of Science.Glenn Statile - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):126-129.
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    Person and Spirit.William Tullius - 2021 - International Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1):61-76.
    Much of Edith Stein’s work on personhood is influenced by Max Scheler’s ethically focused Christian personalism. But Stein’s own treatment of the ethical implications of personalism is not yet well studied. While the ethical theme is visible early on, it is not until the 1930s that the implicitly Christian dimension of her personalism became explicit. Stein mined her Christian personalism for its ethical and pedagogical implications on the topic of self-formation. This paper reviews the lines of development of Stein’s Christian (...)
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