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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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    Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics.Amelie 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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    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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  4. Explaining Emotions.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.) - 1980 - University of California Press.
    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..
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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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  6. Essays on Aristotle's Ethics.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.) - 1980 - University of California Press.
    This compilation will mark a high point of excellence in its genre."--Gregory Vlastos, University of California, Berkeley.
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  7. Descartes on Thinking with the Body.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1992 - In John Cottingham (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Descartes. Cambridge University Press.
     
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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 - 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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  9. 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.
  10. Essays on Aristotle's "De Anima.".Martha C. Nussbaum & Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1995 - Ethics 105 (2):413-416.
     
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    The Deceptive Self: Liars, Layers, and Lairs.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1988 - In Brian P. McLaughlin & Amelie O. Rorty (eds.), Perspectives on Self-Deception. University of California Press.
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  12. The 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 ...
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  13. Mind in Action.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):844-846.
     
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  14. Essays on Descartes' Meditations.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.) - 1986 - University of California Press.
    The essays in this volume form a commentary on Descartes' _Meditations_. Following the sequence of the meditational stages, the authors analyze the function of each stage in transforming the reader, to realize his essential nature as a rational inquirer, capable of scientific, demonstrable knowledge of the world. There are essays on the genre of meditational writing, on the implications of the opening cathartic section of the book on Descartes' theory of perception and his use of skeptical arguments; essays on the (...)
     
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  15. Where Does the Akratic Break Take Place?Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (4):333 – 346.
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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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  17. 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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  18. 1980.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1980 - In Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.), Essays on Aristotle's Ethics. University of California Press.
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    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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    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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    Essays on Aristotle's Poetics.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.) - 1992 - Princeton University Press.
    Aimed at deepening our understanding of the Poetics, this collection places Aristotle's analysis of tragedy in its larger philosophical context.
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  22. A Literary Postscript: Characters, Persons, Selves, Individuals.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1976 - In The Identities of Persons. University of California Press. pp. 301--323.
  23. "Appendix: Review of" The Many Faces of Evil: Historical Perspectives". [REVIEW]Amélie Oksenberg Rorty & Adam Morton - 2002 - The Monist 85 (2):339-340.
    review of Rorty's collection on evil. Generally admring, but complaining about the disparate phenomena included under the heading. And remarking on the peculiarities of the Enlish word 'evil' not found in other European languages.
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    The Place of Contemplation in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1978 - Mind 87 (347):343-358.
  25. 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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    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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    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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  28. Enough Already with "Theories of the Emotions".Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 2004 - In Robert C. Solomon (ed.), Thinking About Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotions. Oxford University Press.
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    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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    Self-Deception. Akrasia and Irrationality.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1980 - Social Science Information 19 (6):905-922.
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    Self-Deception, Akrasia and Irrationality.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1985 - In Jon Elster (ed.), The Multiple Self. Cambridge University Press.
  32. Survival and Identity.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.) - 1976 - University of California Press.
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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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    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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  35. Persons and Personae.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1990 - In Christopher Gill (ed.), The Person and the Human Mind: Issues in Ancient and Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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  36. Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.) - 1996 - University of California Press.
    _Essays on Aristotle's_ Rhetoric offers a fresh and comprehensive assessment of a classic work. Aristotle's influence on the practice and theory of rhetoric, as it affects political and legal argumentation, has been continuous and far-reaching. This anthology presents Aristotle's _Rhetoric_ in its original context, providing examples of the kind of oratory whose success Aristotle explains and analyzes. The contributors—eminent philosophers, classicists, and critics—assess the role and the techniques of rhetorical persuasion in philosophic discourse and in the public sphere. They connect (...)
     
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  37. Perspectives on Self-Deception.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty & Brian P. McLaughlin (eds.) - 1988 - University of California Press.
    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 Vanishing Subject: The Many Faces of Subjectivity.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 2006 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 23 (3):191 - 209.
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    Distinctive Measures of Epistemic Evaluation: Character as the Configuration of TraitsVirtues of the Mind: An Inquiry Into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge. [REVIEW]Amelie Oksenberg Rorty & Linda Zagzebski - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (1):203.
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    The Ethics of Reading: A Traveler's Guide.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1997 - Educational Theory 47 (1):85-89.
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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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    Aristotle, Kant and the Stoics: Rethinking Happiness and Duty. [REVIEW]Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 2002 - International Studies in Philosophy 34 (4):170-172.
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    Imagination and Power.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1983 - Social Science Information 22 (6):801-816.
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  44. 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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    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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    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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    From Passions to Sentiments: The Structure of Hume's "Treatise".Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1993 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 10 (2):165-179.
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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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    From Exasperating Virtues to Civic Virtues.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1996 - American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (3):303 - 314.
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