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  1. Explaining emotions.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1978 - Journal of Philosophy 75 (March):139-161.
    The challenge of explaining the emotions has engaged the attention of the best minds in philosophy and science throughout history. Part of the fascination has been that the emotions resist classification. As adequate account therefore requires receptivity to knowledge from a variety of sources. The philosopher must inform himself of the relevant empirical investigation to arrive at a definition, and the scientist cannot afford to be naive about the assumptions built into his conceptual apparatus. The contributors to this volume have (...)
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  2. Perspectives on Self-Deception.Brian P. McLaughlin & Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (eds.) - 1988 - University of California Press.
    00 Students of philosophy, psychology, sociology, and literature will welcome this collection of original essays on self-deception and related phenomena such as ...
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  3. Survival and Identity.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.) - 1976 - University of California Press.
     
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  4. The Historicity of Psychological Attitudes: Love Is Not Love Which Alters Not When It Alteration Finds.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1986 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 10 (1):399-412.
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    Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (4):608.
    Annette Baier sets the title, the genre, and the task of her book from Hume’s essay "Of Moral Prejudices." Rather than arguing from or towards general principles, these essays call upon a wide range of reading, observation, and experience: we are not only meant to be enlightened, but also invited to adopt the reflective habits of mind they exemplify. Like Hume, Baier analyzes and evaluates our attitudes and customs; like him, she finds that our foibles and our strengths are closely (...)
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  6. Where does the akratic break take place?Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (4):333 – 346.
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    Identities of Persons.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.) - 1976 - University of California Press.
    In this volume, thirteen philosophers contribute new essays analyzing the criteria for personal identity and their import on ethics and the theory of action: it presents contemporary treatments of the issues discussed in Personal Identity, edited by John Perry (University of California Press, 1975).
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  8. Essays on Aristotle's "De anima.".Martha C. Nussbaum & Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1995 - Ethics 105 (2):413-416.
     
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  9. 1. The Deceptive Self: Liars, Layers, and Lairs.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1988 - In Brian P. McLaughlin & Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (eds.), Perspectives on Self-Deception. University of California Press. pp. 11-28.
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  10. 1980.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1980 - In Amélie Rorty (ed.), Essays on Aristotle’s Ethics. University of California Press.
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  11. Descartes on thinking with the body.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1992 - In John Cottingham (ed.), The Cambridge companion to Descartes. New York: Cambridge University Press.
     
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  12. Belief and self-deception.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1972 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 15 (1-4):387-410.
    In Part I, I consider the normal contexts of assertions of belief and declarations of intentions, arguing that many action-guiding beliefs are accepted uncritically and even pre-consciously. I analyze the function of avowals as expressions of attempts at self-transformation. It is because assertions of beliefs are used to perform a wide range of speech acts besides that of speaking the truth, and because there is a large area of indeterminacy in such assertions, that self-deception is possible. In Part II, I (...)
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  13. Mind in Action.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):844-846.
     
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  14. The Two Faces of Courage.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (236):151-171.
    Courage is dangerous. If it is defined in traditional ways, as a set of dispositions to overcome fear, to oppose obstacles, to perform difficult or dangerous actions, its claim to be a virtue is questionable. Unlike the virtue of justice, or a sense of proportion, traditional courage does not itself determine what is to be done, let alone assure that it is worth doing. If we retain the traditional conception of courage and its military connotations–overcoming and combat–we should be suspicious (...)
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  15. The place of contemplation in Aristotle's nicomachean ethics.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1978 - Mind 87 (347):343-358.
  16. From Passions to Emotions and Sentiments.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1982 - Philosophy 57 (220):159 - 172.
    During the period from Descartes to Rousseau, the mind changed. Its domain was redefined; its activities were redescribed; and its various powers were redistributed. Once a part of cosmic Nous, its various functions delimited by its embodied condition, the individual mind now becomes a field of forces with desires impinging on one another, their forces resolved according to their strengths and directions. Of course since there is no such thing as The Mind Itself, it was not the mind that changed. (...)
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    Kant's Idea for a universal history with a cosmopolitan aim: a critical guide.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty & James Schmidt (eds.) - 2009 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Lively current debates about narratives of historical progress, the conditions for international justice, and the implications of globalisation have prompted a renewed interest in Kant's Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Aim. The essays in this volume, written by distinguished contributors, discuss the questions that are at the core of Kant's investigations. Does the study of history convey any philosophical insight? Can it provide political guidance? How are we to understand the destructive and bloody upheavals that constitute so (...)
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  18. Fearing Death.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1983 - Philosophy 58 (224):175 - 188.
    Many have said, and I think some have shown, that it is irrational to fear death. The extinction of what is essential to the self—whether it be biological death or the permanent cessation of consciousness—cannot by definition be experienced by oneself as a loss or as a harm.
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    User-Friendly Self-Deception.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1994 - Philosophy 69 (268):211 - 228.
    Since many varieties of self-deception are ineradicable and useful, it would be wise to be ambivalent about at least some of its forms.1 It is open-eyed ambivalence that acknowledges its own dualities rather than ordinary shifty vacillation that we need. To be sure, self-deception remains dangerous: sensible ambivalence should not relax vigilance against pretence and falsity, combating irrationality and obfuscation wherever they occur.
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    Perspectives on Self-Deception.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty & Brian P. McLaughlin - 1988 - University of California Press. Edited by Brian P. McLaughlin & Amélie Oksenberg Rorty.
    Students of philosophy, psychology, sociology, and literature will welcome this collection of original essays on self-deception and related phenomena such as wishful thinking, bad faith, and false consciousness. The book has six sections, each exploring self-deception and related phenomena from a different perspective.
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    The Lures of Akrasia.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 2017 - Philosophy 92 (2):167-181.
    There is more akrasia than meets the eye: it can occur in speech and perception, cognitively and emotionally as well as between decision and action. The lures of akrasia are the same as those that are exercised in ordinary psychological and cognitive inferential contexts. But because it is over-determined and because it occurs in opaque intentional contexts, its attribution remains highly fallible.
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    Aristotle on the Metaphysical Status of Pathe.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (3):521 - 546.
    CONTEMPORARY discussions of the passions are often puzzlingly pulled in what appear to be opposing directions. We sometimes hold people responsible for their emotions and the actions they perform from them. Yet abnormal behavior is often explained and excused by the person "suffering" an emotional condition. We treat emotions as interruptions or deflections of normal behavior, and yet also consider a person pathological if he fails to act or react from a standard range of emotions. Sometimes emotions are classified as (...)
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    Self-deception, akrasia and irrationality.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1985 - In Jon Elster (ed.), The Multiple self. New York: Cambridge University Press.
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  24. Vi. akrasia and conflict.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1980 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 23 (2):193 – 212.
    As Elster suggests in his chapter 'Contradictions of the Mind', in Logic and Society, akrasia and self-deception represent the most common psychological functions for a person in conflict and contradiction. This article develops the theme of akrasia and conflict. Section I says what akrasia is not. Section II describes the character of the akrates, analyzing the sorts of conflicts to which he is subject and describing the sources of his debilities. A brief account is then given of the attractions of (...)
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    The Psychology of Aristotelian Tragedy.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1991 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 16 (1):53-72.
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    The Hidden Politics of Cultural Identification.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1994 - Political Theory 22 (1):152-166.
    While cultural identification --cultural essentialism and reification-- can play an important liberating role. it is also internally oppressive; it denies the dynamics of intra cultural divisions.
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  27. Enough already with "theories of the emotions".Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 2004 - In Robert C. Solomon (ed.), Thinking About Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotions. New York: Oxford University Press USA.
  28. A literary postscript: Characters, persons, selves, individuals.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1976 - In Amélie Rorty (ed.), The Identities of Persons. University of California Press. pp. 301--323.
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    Descartes and Spinoza on Epistemological Egalitarianism.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1996 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 13 (1):35 - 53.
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    The Advantages of Moral Diversity.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1992 - Social Philosophy and Policy 9 (2):38.
    We are well served, both practically and morally, by moral and ethical diversity. Moral deliberation requires the collaboration of distinctive perspectives: consequentialist, deontological, perfectionist considerations each contribute significant dimensions in determining what is good and what is right; virtue theory highlights the development of reliable ethical character.
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  31. Persons and personae.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1990 - In Christopher Gill (ed.), The Person and the human mind: issues in ancient and modern philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
     
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    Experiments in Philosophic Genre: Descartes' "Meditations".Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1983 - Critical Inquiry 9 (3):545-564.
    It would be pretty to think that Descartes’ Meditations is itself a structured transformation of the meditational mode, starting with the dominance of an intellectual, ascensional mode, moving through the penitential form, and ending with the analytic-architectonic mode. Unfortunately the text does not sustain such an easy resolution to our problems. Instead, we see that different modes seem dominant at different stages; their subterranean connections and relations remain unclear.We could try to construct a nesting of mask, face, and skeleton in (...)
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    The Two Faces of Spinoza.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):299 - 316.
    "NOTHING," SAYS SPINOZA "can be destroyed except by an external cause." And he adds, "An idea that excludes the existence of our body cannot be in our mind.... The mind endeavors to think of those things that increase or assist the body's power of activity... and to think only of those things that affirm its power of activity". These upbeat passages are mystifying, and sometimes downright disturbing to us dark, obsessive minds, who are prone to think of things that diminish (...)
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    Persons, Policies, and Bodies.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1973 - International Philosophical Quarterly 13 (1):63-80.
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    1. The Structure of Descartes’ Meditations.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1986 - In Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.), Essays on Descartes’ Meditations. University of California Press. pp. 1-20.
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    Butler on Benevolence and Conscience.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (204):171 - 184.
    It is tempting and even useful to read the history of ethics from Hobbes to Rousseau, and even to Kant, as a response to the devastation of making self-interest—the movement to the satisfaction of particular ego-oriented desires—either the basic motive, or the basic form of motivational explanation. After Hobbes, philosophical ingenuity allied with Christian sensibility to search for countervailing forces.
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    Essential Possibilities in the Actual World.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1972 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (4):607 - 624.
    While this treatment of modalities captures some of the characteristics of our use of "necessary" and "possible," there are important features that are not captured unless we complicate the analysis, and expand the notation. My remarks are not made as a criticism of the possible worlds gambit, but rather as a challenge to formulate a finer network of distinctions to capture notions that now elude us. And there is precedent for this: Plantinga's attempt to distinguish modalities de dicto and de (...)
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    From Passions to Sentiments: The Structure of Hume's "Treatise".Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1993 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 10 (2):165-179.
  39. The place of pleasure in Aristotle's ethics.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1974 - Mind 83 (332):481-497.
    BACKGROUND: Although placing patients with acute respiratory failure in a prone (face down) position improves their oxygenation 60 to 70 percent of the time, the effect on survival is not known. METHODS: In a multicenter, randomized trial, we compared conventional treatment (in the supine position) of patients with acute lung injury or the acute respiratory distress syndrome with a predefined strategy of placing patients in a prone position for six or more hours daily for 10 days. We enrolled 304 patients, (...)
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    The Vanishing Subject: The Many Faces of Subjectivity.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 2006 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 23 (3):191 - 209.
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    A Speculative Note on Some Dramatic Elements in the Theaetetus.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1972 - Phronesis 17 (3):227 - 238.
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    Adaptivity and self-knowledge.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1975 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):1-22.
    In this paper the view is presented that self?knowledge has no special status; its varieties constitute distinctive classes, differing from one another more sharply than each does from analogous knowledge of others. Most cases of self?knowledge are best understood contextually, subsumed under such other activities as decision?making and socializing. First person, present tense ?reports? of sensations, intentions, and thoughts are primarily adaptively expressive, only secondarily truth?functional. The last section sketches some of the disadvantages, as well as some of the advantages, (...)
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    From Exasperating Virtues to Civic Virtues.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1996 - American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (3):303 - 314.
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    The Political Sources of Emotions: Greed and Anger.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1998 - Philosophical Studies 89 (2-3):143-159.
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    Varieties of Pluralism in a Polyphonic Society.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1990 - Review of Metaphysics 44 (1):3 - 20.
    NO SOCIETY, NO COMMUNITY can operate without the contributions of distinctive types of mentalities and talents. No society or community is just unless it acknowledges and rewards the contributions of distinctive types of perspectives.
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  46. The social and political sources of akrasia.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1997 - Ethics 107 (4):644-657.
    Akrasia is not always --or only-- a solitary failure to act on a person's judgment of what is, all things considered, best. Nor is it always a species of moral or ethical failure prompted by a form of irrationality. It is often prompted by social support and sustained by structuring political institutions.
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  47. The dramatic sources of philosophy.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 2008 - Philosophy and Literature 32 (1):pp. 11-30.
    This paper traces some of the sources of Socratic dialectic: myth, drama, lyric poetry, law and the courts, pre-Socratic cosmology.
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    The Many Faces of Morality.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1995 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 20 (1):67-82.
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    An Open Letter to the Editor.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1979 - Philosophy 54 (208):239 - 241.
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    Rousseau's Therapeutic Experiments.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (258):413 - 434.
    ‘Our passions are psychological instruments,’ Rousseau says, ‘with which nature has armed our hearts for the defence of our persons and of all that is necessary for our well-being. [But] the more we need external things, the more we are vulnerable to obstacles that can overwhelm us; and the more numerous and complex our passions become. They are naturally proportionate to our needs.’.
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