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    The Truth of History.C. Behan McCullagh - 1998 - Routledge.
    The Truth of History questions how modern historians, confined by the concepts of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past. Through an examination of the constraints of history, accounts of causation and causal interpretations, C. Behan McCullagh argues that although historical descriptions do not mirror the past, they can correlate with it in a regular and definable way. Far from debating only in the abstract and philosophical, the author constructs his argument in numerous concrete historical examples and (...)
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    Narrative Logic. A Semantic Analysis of the Historian's Language.C. Behan McCullagh & F. R. Ankersmit - 1984 - History and Theory 23 (3):394.
  3. Bias in Historical Description, Interpretation, and Explanation.C. Behan Mccullagh - 2000 - History and Theory 39 (1):39–66.
    Debates between historians show that they expect descriptions of past people and events, and interpretations of historical subjects, and genetic explanations of historical changes, to be fair and not misleading. Sometimes unfair accounts of the past are the result of historians' bias, of their preferring one account over others because it accords with their interests. It is useful to distinguish history which is misleading by accident from that which is the result of personal bias; and to distinguish personal bias from (...)
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    Our Knowledge of the Past: A Philosophy of Historiography.C. Behan McCullagh - 2005 - Mind 114 (455):782-786.
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    The Logic of History: Putting Postmodernism in Perspective.C. Behan McCullagh - 2004 - Routledge.
    This book reveals the rational basis for historians' descriptions, interpretations and explanations of past events. C. Behan McCullagh defends the practice of history as more reliable than has recently been acknowledged. Historians, he argues, make their accounts of the past as fair as they can and avoid misleading their readers. He explains and discusses postmodern criticisms of history, providing students and teachers of history with a renewed validation of their practice. McCullagh takes the history debate to a new stage with (...)
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    Evil and the Love of God.C. Behan McCullagh - 1992 - Sophia 31 (3):48-60.
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    Historical Realism.C. Behan McCullagh - 1980 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 40 (3):420-425.
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    Can Religious Beliefs Be Justified Pragmatically?C. Behan McCullagh - 2007 - Sophia 46 (1):21-34.
    One cannot prove the truth of theological statement, but perhaps one can justify believing them because of the good consequences of doing so. It is irrational to believe statements of which there are good reasons to think false, but those of which there is some, albeit inconclusive, evidence can be believed for pragmatic reasons. However, in the interest of simplicity, it must not be possible to achieve those good consequences without such faith. John Bishop and others have argued that one (...)
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    What Do Historians Argue About?C. Behan Mccullagh - 2004 - History and Theory 43 (1):18-38.
    Those who think that general historical interpretations do no more than express a personal point of view deny that arguments over their credibility can have any point. They commonly believe that historians decide upon particular facts about the past in the context of a general interpretation of those facts. Consequently they deny that there is any independent basis for judging the credibility of general interpretations of the past, and conclude that each coherent account is as good as every other. Similarly, (...)
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    The Individuation of Actions and Acts.C. B. McCullagh - 1976 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 54 (2):133 – 139.
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    The Rationality of Emotions and of Emotional Behavior.C. B. McCullagh - 1990 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68 (1):44-58.
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    Metaphor and Truth in History.C. Behan McCullagh - 1993 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 23 (1):23-49.
    Examines three arguments on the truthfulness of metaphorical interpretations of historical data. Arguments of historians Hayden White, F.R. Ankersmit, and H. Kellner; Historical interpretations as a reflection of historian's values and conceptual frameworks. Examines three arguments on the truthfulness of metaphorical interpretations of historical data. Arguments of historians Hayden White, F.R. Ankersmit, and H. Kellner; Historical interpretations as a reflection of historian's values and conceptual frameworks.
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    The Individuation of Acts and Actions.C. B. Mccullagh - 1976 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 54:133.
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    Book Reviews : Geoffrey Hawthorn, Plausible Worlds: Possibility and Understanding in History and the Social Sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991. Pp. 206. $44.50 (Cloth). G. R. Elton, Return to Essentials: Some Reflections on the Present State of Historical Study. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991. Pp. 136. $29.95 (Cloth). [REVIEW]C. Behan McCullagh - 1995 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (4):523-535.
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    AUNE, B., "Reason and Action". [REVIEW]C. B. Mccullagh - 1980 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 58:72.
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  16. An der Dussen, W. J.: "History as a Science: The Philosophy of R. G. Collingwood". [REVIEW]C. B. Mccullagh - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61:221.
     
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  17. ACHINSTEIN, P.: "The Nature of Explanation". [REVIEW]C. B. Mccullagh - 1985 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63:549.
  18. COLLIN, F.: "Theory and Understanding, A Critique of Interpretive Social Science". [REVIEW]C. B. Mccullagh - 1987 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 65:360.
     
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    Can Our Understanding of Old Texts Be Objective?C. Behan McCullagh - 1991 - History and Theory 30 (3):302-323.
    Those who doubt the objectivity of historical interpretations of the meaning of texts either ignore the quite stringent conventional criteria by which such interpretations are justified, as Jacques Derrida did, or they overlook the cognitive significance of those criteria, as Hans-Georg Gadamer did. Historical interpretations of the meaning of old texts which satisfy five presented criteria are objective both in the sense of being rationally defensible and in the sense of being correct. The five criteria are that the interpretation does (...)
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    Causal Theories of Action.C. Behan Mccullagh - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 27 (3):201 - 209.
    In order to characterize actions, It is not necessary to describe the characteristic way in which they are caused by an agent's wants and beliefs, As a I goldman and d davidson have supposed. It is enough to note the absence of alternative causes. Nor are all our actions intentional, As both davidson and, In a more limiting way, A c danto, Have suggested. These are the theses argued in this paper.
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  21. G. Currie and A. Musgrave : "Popper and the Human Sciences". [REVIEW]C. Behan Mccullagh - 1988 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66:266.
     
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  22. HELLER, A.: "A Theory of History". [REVIEW]C. B. Mccullagh - 1984 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 62:202.
     
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    History as Applied Science: A Philosophical Study.C. Behan McCullagh - 1973 - History and Theory 12 (4):435.
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    Historical Instrumentalism.C. Behan McCullagh - 1973 - History and Theory 12 (3):290-307.
    Instrumentalists use history to explain present entities or situations, not to explain an independent past. They incorrectly view historical hypotheses as imaginative reconstructions designed to explain present data. In fact, historical hypotheses do not imply the evidence, the evidence implies the hypotheses. Despite instrumentalist claims, the fact that an historical hypothesis best explains the evidence does not necessarily prove it true. Instrumentalists analogize history to science, but the incompatibility of subject matter and method invalidates the analogy. Scientific hypotheses discuss postulated (...)
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  25. HOMPSON, J. B.: "Critical Hermeneutics: A Study in the Thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen Habermas". [REVIEW]C. B. Mccullagh - 1983 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 61:211.
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    How Objective Interests Explain Actions.C. Behan McCullagh - 1991 - Social Science Information 30 (1):29-54.
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    Language and the Truth of History.C. Behan McCullagh - 2005 - History and Theory 44 (3):441–455.
  28. MUNZ, P., "The Shape of Time: A New Look at the Philosophy of History". [REVIEW]C. Behan Mccullagh - 1979 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 57:97.
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  29. Martin, R.: "The Past Within Us: An Empirical Approach to Philosophy of History". [REVIEW]C. Behan Mccullagh - 1990 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68:352.
     
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    Narrative and Explanation in History.C. B. McCullagh - 1969 - Mind 78 (310):256-261.
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    Natural Necessity, Objective Chances and Causal Powers.C. Behan McCullagh - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 10:78-83.
    Are the relations between the property of a thing and its related disposition to react in certain ways, and between the triggering of that disposition and the consequent effect, necessary? Harré and Madden, in their analysis of causal powers, said they are, but their arguments are not persuasive. Humeans like Simon Blackburn deny it. I criticize the Humean position, and argue afresh for their necessity. I note that David Lewis' analysis of causation requires their necessity, though as a confessed Humean (...)
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    Our Knowledge of the Growth of Knowledge: Popper or Wittgenstein? [REVIEW]C. Behan McCullagh - 1990 - International Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):128-129.
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    Philosophical Foundations of Historical Knowledge.C. Behan McCullagh - 1998 - International Studies in Philosophy 30 (2):142-143.
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    Quentin Smith.C. Behan Mccullagh - 1990 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68 (1).
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  35. Robert Brown: "Analyzing Love". [REVIEW]C. Behan Mccullagh - 1989 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67:248.
     
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    Review: Language and the Truth of History. [REVIEW]C. Behan McCullagh - 2005 - History and Theory 44 (3):441-455.
  37. Robert M. Gordon: "The Structure of Emotions: Investigations in Cognitive Philosophy". [REVIEW]C. Behan Mccullagh - 1989 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 67:107.
     
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  38. ROTENSTREICH, N.: "Philosophy, History and Politics: Studies in Contemporary English Philosophy of History". [REVIEW]C. B. Mccullagh - 1977 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 55:229.
     
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    "Return to Essentials: Some Reflections on the Present State of Historical Study", by G. R. Elton. [REVIEW]C. Behan McCullagh - 1995 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25 (4):523.
  40. Review: The Shape of History. [REVIEW]C. Behan McCullagh - 1998 - History and Theory 37 (3):401-408.
  41. Santas, G.: "Plato and Freud: Two Theories of Love". [REVIEW]C. Behan Mccullagh - 1990 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68:357.
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    The Intelligibility of Cognitive Relativism.C. Behan McCullagh - 1984 - The Monist 67 (3):327-340.
    Some philosophers have argued that relativism is not defensible because the doctrine itself is not intelligible. In a recent book and two papers Hilary Putnam has repeatedly denied the intelligibility of relativism. He has offered a range of arguments, or hints of arguments, which will be answered, one by one, in this paper. Putnam has been particularly opposed to the relativist’s “criterial” or culture-relative conception of rationality, proposing a “non-criterial conception” instead; but his own formulation of the non-criterial conception and (...)
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    The Logic of the History of Ideas.C. B. McCullagh - 2002 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 80 (1):124 – 125.
    Book Information The Logic of the History of Ideas. By Mark Bevir. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. 1999. Pp. xii + 337. Hardback, $120.80.
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  44. The Nature of Historical Inferences.C. Behan McCullagh - 1977 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 31 (121-2):351-359.
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    The Relations Between Symbols and What They Symbolize.C. Behan McCullagh - 1988 - Social Science Information 27 (2):293-305.
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    The Structure and Objectivity of Historical Narratives.C. Behan Mccullagh - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 2000:145-158.
    Hayden White suggested that narratives achieve coherence through literary types of emplotment. Generally, this is not the case. I contrast simple narratives, whose coherence lies in their subject and chronological structure; reflective narratives, which give an account of a trend; and genetic narratives, designed to explain and outcome. Some narratives do more than one of these things. Each kind of narrative is constrained by its function, but this constraint seldom if ever ensures its complete objectivity.
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    The Shape of History.C. Behan McCullagh - 1998 - History and Theory 37 (3):401–408.
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    The Truth of Historical Narratives.C. Behan McCullagh - 1987 - History and Theory 26 (4):30-46.
    Recent studies of historical synthesis have denied the possibility of "truth" in historical narratives, which they state impose meaning on a series of events. An historian is, however, capable of writing a true history, true in the sense that his or her narrative provides a fair representation of its central subject. Descriptions represent the world when they give us an idea that resembles part of the world itself. A subject can be said to be fairly represented if an author follows (...)
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    The Truth of Basic Historical Descriptions.C. Behan McCullagh - 2015 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 9 (1):97-117.
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    The Unifying Themes of Historical Narratives.C. Behan Mccullagh - 1989 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (1):55-74.
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