83 found
Order:
See also
Profile: Amelie Rorty (Boston University, Harvard University, Tufts University)
  1.  80
    Explaining Emotions.Amelie 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..
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   19 citations  
  2. The Identities of Persons.Amelie 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 ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   13 citations  
  3. 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.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   10 citations  
  4. The Historicity of Psychological Attitudes: Love Is Not Love Which Alters Not When It Alteration Finds.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1987 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 10 (1):399-412.
  5. Mind in Action.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):844-846.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   11 citations  
  6. 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 (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   8 citations  
  7. Descartes on Thinking with the Body.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1992 - In John Cottingham (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Descartes. Cambridge University Press.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   6 citations  
  8.  89
    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 (...)
    Direct download (11 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   10 citations  
  9. 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.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  10.  35
    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.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   5 citations  
  11. Where Does the Akratic Break Take Place?Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58 (4):333 – 346.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  12.  53
    "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.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  13.  85
    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. (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   5 citations  
  14.  42
    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 (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   6 citations  
  15.  22
    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.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  16.  49
    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 (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   6 citations  
  17.  46
    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 (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   4 citations  
  18.  59
    The Place of Contemplation in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1978 - Mind 87 (347):343-358.
  19.  1
    [Book Review] Mind in Action, Essays in the Philosophy of Mind. [REVIEW]Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1988 - Ethics 102:844-846.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   5 citations  
  20. A Literary Postscript: Characters, Persons, Selves, Individuals.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1976 - In The Identities of Persons. University of California Press. pp. 301--323.
  21.  35
    The Ethics of Reading: A Traveler's Guide.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1997 - Educational Theory 47 (1):85-89.
  22. 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 (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  23.  40
    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.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  24.  29
    Aristotle on the Metaphysical Status of "Pathe".Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1984 - Review of Metaphysics 37 (3):521 - 546.
  25. 1980.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1980 - In Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.), Essays on Aristotle's Ethics. University of California Press.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   5 citations  
  26.  6
    Self-Deception, Akrasia and Irrationality.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1985 - In Jon Elster (ed.), The Multiple Self. Cambridge University Press.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  27.  25
    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.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  28.  9
    Descartes and Spinoza on Epistemological Egalitarianism.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1996 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 13 (1):35 - 53.
  29.  5
    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 (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  30.  78
    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.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  31.  73
    The Political Sources of Emotions: Greed and Anger.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1998 - Philosophical Studies 89 (2-3):21-33.
  32.  52
    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, (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  33.  23
    The Directions of Aristotle's "Rhetoric".Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 46 (1):63 - 95.
  34.  25
    The Two Faces of Spinoza.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):299 - 316.
  35.  3
    Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty & Annette C. Baier - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (4):608.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  36.  8
    From Exasperating Virtues to Civic Virtues.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1996 - American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (3):303 - 314.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  37. 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.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   2 citations  
  38.  20
    The Psychology of Aristotelian Tragedy.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1991 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 16 (1):53-72.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  39.  36
    Spinoza's Ironic Therapy: From Anger to the Intellectual Love of God.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 2000 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 17 (3):261 - 276.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  40. 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.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  41.  22
    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, (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  42.  25
    Formal Traces in Cartesian Functional Explanation.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1984 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14 (4):545 - 560.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  43.  9
    Essential Possibilities in the Actual World.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1972 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (4):607 - 624.
  44.  42
    User Friendly Self-Deception: A Traveler's Manual.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1996 - In Roger T. Ames & Wimal Dissanayake (eds.), Self and Deception: A Cross-Cultural Philosophical Enquiry. Albany: SUNY Press.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  45.  40
    Plato's Counsel on Education.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 1998 - Philosophy 73 (2):157-178.
    Plato's dialogues can be read as a carefully staged exhibition and investigation of paideia, education in the broadest sense, including all that affects the formation of character and mind. The twentieth century textbook Plato — the Plato of the Myth of the Cave and the Divided Line, the ascent to the Good through Forms and Ideas — is but one of his elusive multiple authorial personae, each taking a different perspective on his investigations. As its focused problems differ, each Platonic (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  46.  28
    The Vanishing Subject: The Many Faces of Subjectivity.Amélie Oksenberg Rorty - 2006 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 23 (3):191 - 209.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  47.  26
    Aristotle, Kant and the Stoics.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 2002 - International Studies in Philosophy 34 (4):170-172.
  48.  31
    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.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  49.  35
    The Many Faces of Gibbard's Wise Choices, Apt Feelings.Amelie Oksenberg Rorty - 1993 - Ethics 103 (2):318-328.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  50.  30
    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.
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
1 — 50 / 83