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    The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism.Douglas McDermid - 2018 - Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
    Douglas McDermid presents a study of the remarkable flourishing of Scottish philosophy from the 18th to the mid-19th century. He examines how Kames, Reid, Stewart, Hamilton, and Ferrier gave illuminating treatments of the central philosophical problem of the existence of a material world independently of perception and thought.
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    Pragmatism and Truth: The Comparison Objection to Correspondence.Douglas McDermid - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 51 (4):775 - 811.
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    Pragmatism and Truth: The Comparison Objection to Correspondence.Douglas McDermid - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 51 (4):775-811.
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    Pragmatism and Truth.Douglas McDermid - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 51 (4):775-811.
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    Thomas Reid on moral liberty and common sense.Douglas McDermid - 1999 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 7 (2):275 – 303.
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    The varieties of Pragmatism.Douglas McDermid - 2006 - Continuum.
    In this important new book, Douglas McDermid argues persuasively for two key claims: first, that the so-called "Neo-Pragmatist" critique of traditional epistemology is thoroughly unconvincing; second, that Rorty is guilty of taking the name of Pragmatism in vain, since there are crucial and far-reaching differences between Neo-Pragmatism and the Classical Pragmatism of James and Dewey. The Varieties of Pragmatism will take its place in the forefront of the literature on this most vital part of the American philosophical legacy.
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  7. What is direct perceptual knowledge? A fivefold confusion.Douglas James McDermid - 2001 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 62 (1):1-16.
    When philosophers speak of direct perceptual knowledge, they obviously mean to suggest that such knowledge is unmediated ? but unmediated by what? This is where we find evidence of violent disagreement. To clarify matters, I want to identify and briefly describe several important senses of "direct" that have helped shape our understanding of perceptual knowledge. They are (1) "Direct" as Non-Inferential Perception; (2) "Direct" as Unmediating by Objects of Perception; (3) "Direct" as Conceptually Unmediated Perception; (4) "Direct" as Independent Verification (...)
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    Does Epistemology Rest on a Mistake? Understanding Rorty on Scepticism.Douglas James McDermid - 2000 - Critica 32 (96):3-42.
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    Pragmatism.Douglas McDermid - 2006 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Pragmatism is a philosophical movement that includes those who claim that an ideology or proposition is true if it works satisfactorily, that the meaning of a proposition is to be found in the practical consequences of accepting it, and that unpractical ideas are to be rejected. Pragmatism originated in the United States during the latter quarter of the nineteenth century. Although it has significantly influenced non-philosophers—notably in the fields of law, education, politics, sociology, psychology, and literary criticism—this article deals with (...)
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    The Last Sceptic: Santayana, Descartes, and the External World.Douglas McDermid - 2024 - In Martin A. Coleman & Glenn Tiller (eds.), The Palgrave Companion to George Santayana’s Scepticism and Animal Faith. Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 33-56.
    McDermid clarifies the nature of Santayana’s scepticism by examining his response to the traditional sceptical problem of the external world. The chapter explains in what sense we can regard Santayana as a sceptic and in what sense Santayana is a critic of the sceptical method promulgated by Descartes.
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    Putnam on Kant on Truth.Douglas McDermid - 1998 - Idealistic Studies 28 (1-2):17-34.
    If truth were a matter of correspondence with the facts, then S could justify her empirical beliefs only by directly comparing them with a denuded and unconceptualized reality and confirming that the relation of correspondence obtains.
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    Schopenhauer as Epistemologist: A Kantian against Kant.Douglas James Mcdermid - 2002 - International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (2):209-229.
    An examination of Schopenhauer’s epistemology can considerably enhance our appreciation of his philosophical achievement in at least three major ways: First, by shedding light on the unity and internal coherence of his system ; second, by clearly revealing some of his fundamental disagreements with Kant; and, finally, by making it plain that he is less removed from the mainstream epistemology-centred tradition of modern philosophy than some have supposed. To make good on these claims, I address three questions about his epistemology: (...)
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    Ferrier and the Myth of Scottish Common Sense Realism.Douglas McDermid - 2013 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 11 (1):87-107.
    Once a name to conjure with, Scottish idealist James Frederick Ferrier (1808–1864) is now a largely forgotten figure, notwithstanding the fact that he penned a work of remarkable power and originality: the Institutes of Metaphysic (1854). In ‘Reid and the Philosophy and Common Sense,’ an essay of 1847 which anticipates some of the central themes of the Institutes of Metaphysic, Ferrier presents an excoriating critique of Thomas Reid's brand of common sense realism. Understanding Ferrier's critique of Reid – its content, (...)
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    Schopenhauer and Transcendental Idealism.Douglas McDermid - 2012 - In Bart Vandenabeele (ed.), A Companion to Schopenhauer. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 70–85.
    This chapter contains sections titled: 1 2 3 4 5 Notes References Further Reading.
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    The gospel of uncertainty: Popper’s radical fallibilism re-examined.Douglas Mcdermid - 2012 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 86 (1):117-136.
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    The Real World Regained? Searle’s External Realism Examined.Douglas McDermid - 2004 - Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):1-9.
    In Mind, Language, and Society: Philosophy in the Real World, John Searle presents an uncompromising apologia for realism which is distinguished both by its lucidity and by its vigour. His basic strategy is to show that realists have at their disposal the resources needed to refute skeptics who allege that a mind-independent world is unknowable. In this paper, I reconstruct Searle´s principal pro-realist argument (Section 3), then argue that it is vitiated by its reliance on two unwarranted assumptions (Sections 4-6). (...)
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    Beyond "Justification": Dimensions of Epistemic Evaluation - by William P. Alston.Douglas Mcdermid - 2007 - Philosophical Books 48 (2):175-177.
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    A Brief History of the Verb To Be by Andrea Moro.Douglas McDermid - 2018 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (2):394-396.
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    Anselm on Immortality and Love: Reading Monologion 68—70.Douglas McDermid - 2014 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 17 (2):136-156.
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    American Pragmatism.Douglas McDermid - 2019 - In John Shand (ed.), A Companion to Nineteenth‐Century Philosophy. Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley. pp. 311–338.
    This chapter examines the work of pragmatism's two earliest exponents, Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914) and William James (1842–1910). Particular attention is paid to the latter's version of pragmatism: a liberal and irenic Lebensphilosophie which judged thoughts by their practical consequences, encouraged individuals to trust the deepest demands of their natures, emphasized the creative and purposive character of all human thought, and stressed the moral and intellectual necessity of tolerating rival points of view. Two defining features of James's outlook are emphasized (...)
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    Dewey, Naturalism, and the Problem of Knowledge.Douglas Mcdermid - 2016 - In Kelly James Clark (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Naturalism. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. pp. 234–245.
    Is epistemology the opium of modern philosophers, numbing fine minds and filling them with world‐denying dreams? The American pragmatist John Dewey (1859–1952) was convinced that it was, and he thought his brand of naturalism was the proper way to treat this pernicious addiction. In this chapter, I shall present Dewey's audacious and influential defense of this thesis. Audacious, because Dewey attacks assumptions about the nature of mind, knowledge, truth, and reality which have long been central to Western philosophy. Influential, because (...)
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  22. Is Pragmatism Coherent? Classical and Contemporary Pragmatism on Truth, Realism, and Epistemology.Douglas James Mcdermid - 1998 - Dissertation, Brown University
    The dissertation falls into two sections. Part I deals with classical pragmatist arguments against the correspondence theory of truth; Part II , with neo-pragmatist arguments against the possibility of a substantive theory of knowledge. The goal of Part I is to reconstruct and evaluate the main anti-correspondence arguments employed by the classical pragmatists and contemporary neo-pragmatists . Here we offer detailed critical and historical discussions of two arguments in particular: the comparison objection, which claims that the idea that truth is (...)
     
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    Knud Haakonssen and Paul Wood (eds.), Thomas Reid on Society and Politics: Papers and Lectures.Douglas McDermid - 2016 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 14 (2):174-178.
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    Keeping the World In Mind.Douglas McDermid - 2004 - Idealistic Studies 34 (3):263-284.
    In this essay, I focus exclusively on an ill-understood Schopenhauerian objection to realism, which I call the Inconceivability Argument (since its conclusion is that realism is inconceivable or unintelligible). The received scholarly view of Schopenhauer’s supposedly conclusive disproof of realism is that it is nothing but a simple and familiar fallacy. I disagree; and in this paper I develop three ways of understanding the Inconceivability Argument, according to which Schopenhauer’s reductio is not an insubstantial and worthless sophism but a solid (...)
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  25. La poesía como un preludio a la filosofía: algunas reflexiones sobre un poema tardío de Borges [Poetry as a Prelude to Philosophy: Some Reflections on a Late Poem of Borges].Douglas Mcdermid - 2005 - Dianoia 50 (54):123-140.
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  26. Los sueños de la razón: sobre Sosa, esceptisismo e inseguridad.Douglas Mcdermid - 2005 - Dianoia 50 (55):145-151.
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    Metaphysics Douglas McDermid.Douglas McDermid - 2007 - In Constantin V. Boundas (ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Philosophies. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 156-171.
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    No Title available: Dialogue.Douglas Mcdermid - 2010 - Dialogue 49 (4):650-652.
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    Of Counterfeits and Delusions: Revisiting Ryle on Skepticism and the Impossibility of Global Deceit.Douglas McDermid - 2004 - Disputatio 1 (17):1 - 23.
    Consider the following proposition: It is possible that all of our perceptual experiences are ‘delusive.’ According to Gilbert Ryle, is demonstrably absurd. In this paper I address four questions: What is Ryle’s argument against?; How persuasive is it?; What positions are ruled out if is absurd?; and How does Ryle’s position compare with contemporary work on skepticism?
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    Platonists, Poets, and the God's-Eye View: Reading Santayana's "On the Death of a Metaphysician".Douglas Mcdermid - 2008 - The Pluralist 3 (3):132 - 153.
  31. Realism and its discontents.Douglas McDermid - 2023 - In David Bather Woods & Timothy Stoll (eds.), The Schopenhauerian mind. New York, NY: Routledge.
     
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  32. Scottish Common Sense and American Pragmatism.Douglas McDermid - 2015 - In Gordon Graham (ed.), Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
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  33. Second Look at Reid's First Argument for Moral Liberty.Douglas McDermid - 2009 - In Sabine Roeser (ed.), Reid on Ethics. Palgrave-Macmillan.
     
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    Santayana or Descartes?Douglas McDermid - 2009 - Overheard in Seville 27 (27):1-8.
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    The Real World Regained? Searle’s External Realism Examined.Douglas McDermid - 2004 - Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 1 (18):1-9.
    In Mind, Language, and Society: Philosophyin the Real World, John Searle presents an uncompromising apologia for realism which is distinguished both by its lucidity and by its vigour. His basic strategy is to show that realists have at their disposal the resources needed to refute skeptics who allege that a mind-independent world is unknowable. In this paper, I reconstruct Searle´s principal pro-realist argument, then argue that it is vitiated by its reliance on two unwarranted assumptions. First, however, I summarize the (...)
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  36. The Sensation/Perception Distinction in Reid and Schopenhauer.Douglas McDermid - 2001 - Reid Studies 4 (2):3-17.
     
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    The Sensation/Perception Distinction in Reid and Schopenhauer.Douglas McDermid - 2018 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 16 (2):147-161.
    What could Arthur Schopenhauer, the German pessimist and speculative metaphysician of the irrational will, possibly have in common with Thomas Reid, the staid and pious apostle of common sense? Unlike their contemporaries, both philosophers distinguished carefully between sensation and perception. In this essay I examine their respective formulations of the sensation / perception distinction, and I attempt to explain where they agree and where they diverge. Such an examination seems long overdue, for no-one – to the best of my knowledge (...)
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  38. The world as representation: Schopenhauer's arguments for transcendental idealism.Douglas James McDermid - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (1):57 – 87.
    (2003). The World as Representation: Schopenhauer's Arguments for Transcendental Idealism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 57-87.
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  39. Beattie, James.Douglas McDermid - 2007 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    A Brief History of the Verb To Be. [REVIEW]Douglas McDermid - 2018 - Review of Metaphysics 72 (2).
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  41. Brazil through the Eyes of William James: Diaries, Letters, and Drawings, 1865-1866. Bilingual Edition / Edição Bilíngüe. Edited by Maria Helena P.T. Machado. Translated by John M. Monteiro. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2006. Pp. 230. $29.95. [REVIEW]Douglas Mcdermid - 2008 - William James Studies 3.
     
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    Daniels, Paul Raimond. Nietzsche and “The Birth of Tragedy”. [REVIEW]Douglas McDermid - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 68 (2):422-425.
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    God and Evil in the Theology of St Thomas Aquinas. By Herbert McCabe. Edited and introduced by Brian Davies. Pp. xviii, 205, London/NY, Continuum, 2010, $26.55. [REVIEW]Douglas McDermid - 2016 - Heythrop Journal 57 (2):428-429.
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    God and Evil in the Theology of St Thomas Aquinas. By Herbert McCabe. Edited and introduced by Brian Davies. Pp. xviii, 205, London/NY, Continuum, 2010, £19.99. [REVIEW]Douglas McDermid - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (5):814-815.
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    God Without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God's Absoluteness. By James E. Dolezal. Pp. xxii, 240, Eugene, Oregon, Wipf and Stock, 2011, $24.15. [REVIEW]Douglas McDermid - 2016 - Heythrop Journal 57 (6):1039-1040.
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    God Without Parts: Divine Simplicity and the Metaphysics of God's Absoluteness. By James E. Dolezal. Pp. xxii, 240, Eugene, OR, Wipf and Stock, 2011, $23.53. [REVIEW]Douglas McDermid - 2013 - Heythrop Journal 54 (2):319-320.
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    J. B. SCHNEEWIND: The Invention of Autonomy: A History of Modern Moral Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1998, 624 pp. [REVIEW]Douglas James McDermid - 2000 - Tópicos: Revista de Filosofía 18 (1):208-215.
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  48. Julian Young: Schopenhauer. [REVIEW]Douglas Mcdermid - 2008 - Schopenhauer Jahrbuch:329-334.
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    Miracles at the Jesus Oak: Histories of the Supernatural in Reformation Europe. By Craig Harline. Pp. vii, 324, New Haven/London, Yale University Press, 2011, $22.00. [REVIEW]Douglas McDermid - 2013 - Heythrop Journal 54 (6):1061-1062.
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    Michael Tanner: Schopenhauer London: Phoenix, 1998, 54 pp. [REVIEW]Douglas James McDermid - 2000 - Tópicos: Revista de Filosofía 19 (1):325-332.
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