18 found
Order:
See also
J. Caleb Clanton
Vanderbilt University
  1. Developing Group-Deliberative Virtues.Scott F. Aikin & J. Caleb Clanton - 2010 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (4):409-424.
    In this paper, the authors argue for two main claims: first, that the epistemic results of group deliberation can be superior to those of individual inquiry; and, second, that successful deliberative groups depend on individuals exhibiting deliberative virtues. The development of these group-deliberative virtues, the authors argue, is important not only for epistemic purposes but political purposes, as democracies require the virtuous deliberation of their citizens. Deliberative virtues contribute to the deliberative synergy of the group, not only in terms of (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   26 citations  
  2.  23
    From Indeterminacy to Rebirth: Making Sense of Socratic Silence in Plato's Sophist.J. Caleb Clanton - 2007 - The Pluralist 2 (3):37 - 56.
  3.  13
    Can Peircean Epistemic Perfectionists Bid Farewell to Deweyan Democracy?J. Caleb Clanton & Andrew T. Forcehimes - 2009 - Contemporary Pragmatism 6 (2):165-183.
    There is a tension between Robert Talisse's rejection of Deweyan democracy and his project of formulating a workable Peircean conception of democracy. If he follows Rawls in taking reasonable pluralism to be a permanent condition, then his Peircean conception of democracy is undermined. But, if he does not commit to the permanence of reasonable pluralism, then his rejection of Deweyan democracy is problematic. Since he chooses the latter interpretation, Talisse must bite the bullet and recognize that Peircean epistemic perfectionists cannot (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  4.  73
    George Santayana and the Problem of Petitionary Prayer.J. Caleb Clanton - 2014 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 35 (2):108-128.
    Scholars of the classical American philosophical tradition have not written much about prayer, despite the fact that almost every single one of the major figures of this tradition acknowledged its significance. The gap in the literature is notable in the case of George Santayana, who discusses prayer in several of his major works. And of all the classical American philosophers, Santayana may have the most fully developed treatment of prayer, particularly as it relates to the problem of petitionary prayer. Yet (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5. Edward Scribner Ames, Pragmatism, and Religious Naturalism: A Critical Assessment.J. Caleb Clanton & John Gunter - 2014 - Heythrop Journal 55 (3):375-390.
  6.  55
    A Moral Case Against Certain Uses of Plagiarism Detection Services.J. Caleb Clanton - 2009 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (1):17-26.
    The statistics on plagiarism are staggering. No wonder, then, that many colleges and universities have started using plagiarism detection services (PDSs) such as Turnitin. But there are problems—and more problems than most critics have recognized. Whereas critics typically focus on legal issues related to intellectual property and privacy rights, I argue that unless we can reasonably suspect academic dishonesty, it’s morally problematic to require submission through a PDS. Even if we insist that the benefits of PDS use are worth the (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  7.  43
    Religion in the Public Square?: A Critical Response to Cornel West.J. Caleb Clanton - 2008 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 15 (1):82-93.
    This paper examines Cornel West’s attempt to offer an alternative to the dominant liberal view concerning the proper role of religion in the democratic public square. Whereas mainstream liberals seek strategies to keep religion and public life separate, West seeks to dissolve the apparent tension between religion and democratic citizenship by reconstructing religion pragmatically such that it can be rendered compatible with democracy. I argue that West’s proposal fails to be a viable alternative precisely because the “prophetic pragmatism” underwriting his (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8.  45
    Richard Rorty: Politics and Vision (Review).J. Caleb Clanton - 2009 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (2):240-244.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9. Restoration & Philosophy.J. Caleb Clanton (ed.) - forthcoming - University of Tennessee Press.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  8
    William of Ockham, Andrew of Neufchateau, and the Origins of Divine Command Theory.J. Caleb Clanton & Kraig Martin - 2020 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 94 (3):405-429.
    William of Ockham is often thought to be the medieval progenitor of divine command theory. This paper contends that the origin of a thoroughgoing and fully reductive DCT position is perhaps more appropriately laid at the feet of Andrew of Neufchateau. We begin with a brief recapitulation of an interpretive dispute surrounding Ockham in order to highlight how there is enough ambiguity in his work about the metaphysical foundations of morality to warrant suspicion about whether he actually stands at the (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11.  19
    A Thousand Flowers Blooming?: Some Difficulties Facing Jamesian Religious Pluralism.J. Caleb Clanton - 2006 - Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (1):43-50.
  12.  26
    From Epistemic Democracy to Epistemic Multiculturalism.J. Caleb Clanton & Andrew T. Forcehimes - 2011 - Southwest Philosophy Review 27 (1):175-184.
  13.  13
    On Moral-Natural and Moral-Positive Duties: A Combination Metaethical Theory in the Restoration Tradition.J. Caleb Clanton & Kraig Martin - 2017 - Studies in Christian Ethics 30 (4):429-448.
    This article elucidates a unique metaethical theory implicit in the work of several thinkers associated with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. After positioning that theory within a broader landscape of metaethical positions endorsed by several prominent contemporary Christian philosophers and theologians, we address the concern that, when attending to the Euthyphro dilemma, the Restoration-inspired combination metaethical theory inevitably collapses into either an unalloyed divine command theory or an unalloyed natural law theory. In explaining how this sort of worry can be mitigated, (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  14.  18
    A Peircean Epistemic Argument for a Modest Multiculturalism.J. Caleb Clanton & Andrew T. Forcehimes - 2011 - Contemporary Pragmatism 8 (2):163-185.
    Extending recent appropriations of Charles S. Peirce's work in political theory, we argue that the same epistemic norms that justify democracy offer a plausible basis for justifying multiculturalist policies aimed at protecting at-risk cultural groups. Because this epistemic argument is compatible with a full range of reasonable comprehensive doctrines, it fully accommodates the fact of reasonable pluralism, thereby skirting the Rawlsian objection to which the multiculturalisms of Charles Taylor and Will Kymlicka fall prey.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  15.  19
    Josiah Royce on Job and the Problem of Evil.J. Caleb Clanton - 2014 - Philosophy and Theology 26 (1):65-95.
    This article reconstructs and evaluates Josiah Royce’s treatment of the problem of evil. I begin with an explanation of how Royce understands Job’s situation in the biblical account to be representative of the human predicament with respect to God and evil . Next, I assess Royce’s account of three relatively familiar responses to the problem of evil he means to reject , and then I provide an analysis of his own proposal for addressing the problem . In the final section (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16.  13
    But Do We Owe Them?: Comments on Sarah Clark Miller’s “Deontic Reasons and Distant Need”.J. Caleb Clanton - 2008 - Southwest Philosophy Review 24 (2):11-16.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17.  4
    A (Partial) Peircean Defense of the Cosmological Argument.J. Caleb Clanton - 2014 - Philosophia Christi 16 (1):193-205.
    William Rowe’s criticism of the cosmological argument takes aim at the argument’s reliance on the principle of sufficient reason. In this short paper, I outline out how C. S. Peirce’s insights regarding abductive reasoning might be useful in defending the cosmological argument against Rowe’s worry concerning the principle of sufficient reason and the role it plays in the argument.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18.  2
    But Do We Owe Them?: Comments on Sarah Clark Miller’s “Deontic Reasons and Distant Need”.J. Caleb Clanton - 2008 - Southwest Philosophy Review 24 (2):11-16.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark