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    Does Truth Really Matter? Notes on a Crisis of Faith.Jessica Wahman - 2020 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 34 (4):491-507.
    ABSTRACT This essay reflects on what it would mean to have faith in the reality of truth, particularly in light of current affairs and the apparent insignificance and impotence of truth to sway opinion or affect behavior. In doing so, it draws on American pragmatism's consequentialist epistemology, C. S. Peirce's “Fixation of Belief,” and George Santayana's concept of a realm of truth.
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    Experimenting with Ethics in the Twenty-First Century.Jessica Wahman - 2011 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 25 (1):33-47.
    The recent development of a field known as experimental philosophy—in particular, its subfield devoted to moral decision making—invites us to reflect on what it means to experiment in ethics and how it is that philosophers determine the good. Furthermore, as this new discipline uses the methods of experimental psychology to examine our intuitions about such things as praise, blame, and moral responsibility, we ought to consider the relationship between ethics and our psychological makeup. To this end, it will be beneficial (...)
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    Drama as Philosophical Genre.Jessica Wahman - 2014 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 28 (4):454-471.
    This article will consider the unique contribution that the dramatic arts can make to philosophical practices of communication and reflection. While argumentation typically advocates a particular position over and against less plausible options, dramatic performance can convey the rich possibilities and tensions among conflicting points of view without ultimately taking a definitive stance. This genre, as a performed narrative involving multiple perspectives, can illuminate the complexity and legitimacy of a plurality of—often competing—theoretical commitments, whereas direct argumentation, by its very nature, (...)
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    Materialism in Limbo: Democritus, Santayana, and the Ethics of Metaphysics.Jessica Wahman - 2017 - Cognitio 18 (1):135.
    Neste artigo, argumento que a marca de uma metafísica viável é tanto prática e ética quanto é lógica e sistemática. Para tal, analiso os Diálogos no Limbo de George Santayana, no qual ele afirma seu apoio ao materialismo atomístico de Demócrito em bases pragmáticas. Uma metafísica, ele sugere, é uma visão de mundo que acomoda uma pessoa – vista como um determinado tipo de organismo psicológico – sabiamente às forças da natureza e da melhor forma possibilita essa pessoa a levar (...)
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    Experimenting with Ethics in the Twenty-First Century.Jessica Wahman - 2011 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 25 (1):33-47.
    The recent development of a field known as experimental philosophy— in particular, its subfield devoted to moral decision making—invites us to reflect on what it means to experiment in ethics and how it is that philosophers determine the good. Furthermore, as this new discipline uses the methods of experimental psychology to examine our intuitions about such things as praise, blame, and moral responsibility, we ought to consider the relationship between ethics and our psychological makeup. To this end, it will be (...)
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    The Idea(s) of America.Jessica Wahman - 2017 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 31 (1):16-39.
    The article considers liberal progressivism as an ambivalent set of ideological commitments and uses Tony Kushner’s Angels in America to make this point. In addition, it considers John Dewey’s theory of religious ideals and his progressivism as a way of making sense of both the themes of the play and the overall thesis.
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    Illusions and Disillusionment: Santayana, Narrative, and Self-Knowledge.Jessica Wahman - 2003 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (3):164-175.
  8. The Letters of George Santayana, Book One, [1868]-1909, And: The Works of George Santayana, Vol. 5 (Review).Jessica Wahman - 2003 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (4):316-318.
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    The Real Metaphysical Club: The Philosophers. Their Debates, and Selected Writings From 1870 to 1885.Jessica Wahman - 2021 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 42 (3):78-80.
    The title of this book invites the question "what makes a metaphysical club real?" Overthinkers like myself may wonder whether metaphysical clubs can partake of varying degrees of reality or whether the distinction is, more likely, one between imposters and the genuine article. It only heightens the curiosity to read, in the general introduction to the book, that metaphysical clubs both preceded and followed the so-called "real" one and that the real one was itself divided into two phases. Given, then, (...)
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    Why Psyche Matters: Psychological Implications of Santayana's Ontology.Jessica Wahman - 2006 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (1):132-146.
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    Determined by Chaos: The Nonlinear Dynamics of Free Will.Jessica Wahman - 2005 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 12 (3):235-237.
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    “We Are All Mad Here”: Santayana and the Significance of Humor.Jessica Wahman - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (2):73-83.
    Humor is an indispensable element of George Santayana's philosophy. Santayana is, in many ways, philosophy's fool, poking fun at endeavors to obtain epistemological and moral mastery over existence. Moreover, he reminds us of the over-arching benefits of a humorous attitude, suggesting a humility by which we may put into relative perspective our otherwise totalizing aspirations and pursue a moral life without succumbing to moralism. Ultimately, a sense of humor reminds us that comedy is as honest a narrative as tragedy and (...)
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    Cosmopolitanism and Place.Jessica Wahman, John J. Stuhr & José Medina (eds.) - 2017 - Indiana University Press.
    Addressing perspectives about who "we" are, the importance of place and home, and the many differences that still separate individuals, this volume reimagines cosmopolitanism in light of our differences, including the different places we all inhabit and the many places where we do not feel at home. Beginning with the two-part recognition that the world is a smaller place and that it is indeed many worlds, Cosmopolitanism and Place critically explores what it means to assert that all people are citizens (...)
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  14. Narrative Naturalism: An Alternative Framework for Philosophy of Mind.Jessica Wahman - 2015 - Lexington Books.
    This book addresses the nature of consciousness and the relation of mind to brain, body, and the material world. Against mechanistic and physicalist approaches, it employs a literary worldview that accommodates plural narratives, including those of neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, and everyday experience.
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    Sharing Meanings About Embodied Meaning.Jessica Wahman - 2008 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 22 (3):pp. 170-179.
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    "Fleshing Out Consensus": Radical Pragmatism, Civil Rights, and the Algebra Project.Jessica T. Wahman - 2009 - Education and Culture 25 (1):pp. 7-16.
    It has been said that pragmatism's "merely instrumental" truths fail to motivate radical change whereas absolute ideals make excellent guiding and driving forces for justice. However, in Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights, Robert Moses speaks of the radical success of pragmatic principles, used in the Civil Rights Movement, that are continued today in the Algebra Project. This paper applies Dewey's claims about education and community to Moses's own arguments as a means of depicting the role that pragmatic ideals (...)
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    Santayana, Literary Psychologist.Jessica Wahman - 2021 - Overheard in Seville 39 (39):89-97.
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    Roundtable on Narrative Naturalism.Jessica Wahman, Richard Rubin, Jennifer Hansen & Martin Coleman - 2017 - Overheard in Seville 35 (35):93-119.
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    Shannon Sullivan. Revealing Whiteness: The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege. [REVIEW]Jessica Wahman - 2011 - philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 1 (2):266-270.
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    Literary Psychology and Philosophical Method.Jessica Wahman - 2013 - Overheard in Seville 31 (31):29-38.
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    Expressive Truth: An Argument for Literary Philosophy.Jessica Wahman - 2006 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 20 (2):77-84.
    Philosophy has become trapped by the belief that precision is our surest path to knowledge. It is my aim to challenge this assumption and to affirm in its place a wide variety of means by which we may “speak” philosophically. Drawing on George Santayana’s ontological realm of truth and his concept of literary psychology, I will argue that the varieties of human expression, in their relationship to truth, are not fundamental differences in kind but exist on a continuum of expression, (...)
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