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John J. Davenport
Fordham University
  1. Kierkegaard After Macintyre Essays on Freedom, Narrative, and Virtue.John J. Davenport, Anthony Rudd, Alasdair C. Macintyre & Philip L. Quinn - 2001
     
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    Review of Sylvia Walsh, Kierkegaard and Religion: Personality, Character, and Virtue. [REVIEW]John Davenport - 2019 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 11 (3):230-236.
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    Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality: From Frankfurt and Macintyre to Kierkegaard.John J. Davenport - 2011 - Routledge.
    In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and MacIntyre's concept of the unity of a life help make sense of Kierkegaard's existential stages and, in particular, explain the transition from "aesthetic" to "ethical" modes of life. But others have recently raised difficult questions both for these readings (...)
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    Four Moral Grounds for the Wide Distribution of Capital Endowment Goods.John J. Davenport - 2017 - Quaestiones Disputatae 8 (1):21-56.
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    Why Habermas Needs Distributive Equity Principles: Heath's Critique, Game Theory, and Collective Action Problems.John Davenport - 2019 - Constellations 26 (2):268-285.
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    The Meaning of Kierkegaard’s Choice Between the Aesthetic and the Ethical: A Response to Macintyre.John Davenport - 1995 - Southwest Philosophy Review 11 (2):73-108.
  7. The Phenomenological Critique of Representationalism: Husserl's and Heidegger's Arguments for a Qualified Realism.John Davenport - unknown
    This paper begins by tracing the Hobbesian roots of `representationalism:' the thesis that reality is accessible to mind only through representations, images, signs or appearances that indicate a reality lying `behind' them (e.g. as unperceived causes of perceptions). This is linked to two kinds of absolute realism: the `naive' scientific realism of British empiricism, which provoked Berkeley's idealist reaction, and the noumenal realism of Kant. I argue that Husserl defined his position against both Berkeleyian idealism and these forms of absolute (...)
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    Kierkegaard, Anxiety, and the Will.John J. Davenport - 2001 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 2001 (1):158-182.
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    Liberty of the Higher-Order Will: Frankfurt and Augustine.John J. Davenport - 2002 - Faith and Philosophy 19 (4):437-461.
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    Larmore, Charles. The Practices of the Self. Translated by, Sharon Bowman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Pp. Xvii+198. $35.00. [REVIEW]John J. Davenport - 2012 - Ethics 122 (2):434-440.
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    Piety, MacIntyre, and Kierkegaardian Choice: A Reply to Professor Ballard.John Davenport - 1998 - Faith and Philosophy 15 (3):352-365.
    This paper concerns a debate between two previous articles in Faith and Philosophy. In 1995, Bruce Ballard criticized Marilyn Piety’s argument that the Kierkegaardian “choice” between the ‘aesthetic’ and ‘ethical’ modes of existence is not an irrational or criterionless leap. Instead, Ballard defended MacIntyre’s view that Kierkegaard’s position succumbs to the tensions inherited from its opposing enlightenment sources. I argue in response that Ballard sets up a false dilemma for Kierkegaard and misunderstands Kierkegaardianpathos. To bolster Piety’s position, I compare her (...)
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  12. Kant's Refutation of Idealism and Fourth Paralogism: A Response to Vogel.John Davenport - manuscript
    I will discuss Kant 's arguments in these section in three parts. In Part I, I will try to show how we can make sense of the obviously close relations in theme and content between the Refutation of Idealism and the two version of the Fourth Paralogism, as well as the second Postulate of Empirical Thought. This will serve as a kind of introduction, since on a cursory first reading, the connections might be far from apparent. In the process, I (...)
     
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    Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness.John J. Davenport - 2007 - Fordham University Press.
    In contemporary philosophy, the will is often regarded as a sheer philosophical fiction. In Will as Commitment and Resolve , Davenport argues not only that the will is the central power of human agency that makes decisions and forms intentions but also that it includes the capacity to generate new motivation different in structure from prepurposive desires. The concept of "projective motivation" is the central innovation in Davenport's existential account of the everyday notion of striving will. Beginning with the contrast (...)
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    Kierkegaard's Postscript in Light of Fear and Trembling: Eschatological Faith.John J. Davenport - 2008 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 64 (2/4):879 - 908.
    There is a single unified conception of religious faith in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling and Concluding Unscientific Postscript: existential faith is absolute trust in an eschatological promise, i.e. a miraculous realization of ethical ideals that is beyond all human power to accomplish or even predict. Faith in this sense has the precondition of "infinite resignation," which is a purified state of ethical willing in which the agent accepts her/his own inability to actualize the ethical, outwardly or inwardly. This condition is (...)
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    A Global Federalist Paper: Consolidation Arguments and Transnational Government. [REVIEW]John J. Davenport - 2008 - Journal of Value Inquiry 42 (3):353-375.
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    Levinas's Agapeistic Metaphysics of Morals: Absolute Passivity and the Other as Eschatological Hierophany.John J. Davenport - 1998 - Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (2):331 - 366.
    This article evaluates Emmanuel Levinas's novel "ethical metaphysics" of interpersonal relations from a religious perspective. Levinas presents a unique version of agape ethics that can be evaluated in terms of a number of the dilemmas that have traditionally attended Christian discussions of neighbor-love. Because Levinas's analysis makes our responsibility for other persons depend on their eschatological significance, it has the same problems that hamper all theories of neighbor-love that lack a sufficient role for reciprocity.
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    The Deliberative Relevance of Refraining From Deciding: A Response to McKenna and Pereboom. [REVIEW]John Davenport - 2006 - Acta Analytica 21 (4):62 - 88.
    Readers familiar with Harry Frankfurt’s argument that we do not need leeway-liberty (or the power to bring about alternative possible actions or intentions) to be morally responsible will probably also know that the most famous and popular response on behalf of leeway-libertarianism remains a dilemma posed in similar forms by David Widerker, Robert Kane, and Carl Ginet: either the agent retains significant residual leeway in Frankfurt-style cases, or these cases beg the question by presupposing causal determinism. In the last few (...)
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    Deontology and Alan Donagan's Problem of Exception-Rules.John Davenport - 1955 - Analysis 55 (4):261 - 270.
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    Augustine on Liberty of the Higher-Order Will: Answers to Hunt and Stump.John J. Davenport - 2007 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81:67-89.
    I have argued that like Harry Frankfurt, Augustine implicitly distinguishes between first-order desires and higher-order volitions; yet unlike Frankfurt, Augustineheld that the liberty to form different possible volitional identifications is essential to responsibility for our character. Like Frankfurt, Augustine recognizes that we can sometimes be responsible for the desires on which we act without being able to do or desire otherwise; but for Augustine, this is true only because such responsibility for inevitable desires and actions traces to responsibility for our (...)
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  20. For a Federation of Democracies.John J. Davenport - 2009 - Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
     
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  21. Online Exclusive: For A Federation Of Democracies.John Davenport - 2009 - Ethics and International Affairs 23 (1).
    Davenport argues for a federation of democracies to replace the United Nations Security Council. This new level of government, he says, is necessary to achieve the international cooperation needed to manage a global economy and address global problems.
     
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    Fischer and Ravizza on Moral Sanity and Weakness of Will.John J. Davenport - 2002 - The Journal of Ethics 6 (3):235–259.
    This essay evaluates John Martin Fischer and Mark Ravizza's mature semi-compatibilist account of moral responsibility, focusingon their new theory of moderate reasons-responsiveness as a model of "moral sanity." This theory, presented in _Responsibility and Control_, solves many of the problems with Fischer's earlier weak reasons-responsiveness model, such as its unwanted implication that agents who are only erratically responsive to bizarre reasons can be responsible for their acts. But I argue that the new model still faces several problems. It does not (...)
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    Augustine on Liberty of the Higher-Order Will.John J. Davenport - 2007 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81:67-89.
    I have argued that like Harry Frankfurt, Augustine implicitly distinguishes between first-order desires and higher-order volitions; yet unlike Frankfurt, Augustineheld that the liberty to form different possible volitional identifications is essential to responsibility for our character. Like Frankfurt, Augustine recognizes that we can sometimes be responsible for the desires on which we act without being able to do or desire otherwise; but for Augustine, this is true only because such responsibility for inevitable desires and actions traces (at least in part) (...)
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    Natural Law and Practical Rationality by Mark C. Murphy.John J. Davenport - 2003 - International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2; ISSU 170):229-240.
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    Just War Theory, Humanitarian Intervention, and the Need for a Democratic Federation.John J. Davenport - 2011 - Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (3):493-555.
    The primary purpose of government is to secure public goods that cannot be achieved by free markets. The Coordination Principle tells us to consolidate sovereign power in a single institution to overcome collective action problems that otherwise prevent secure provision of the relevant public goods. There are several public goods that require such coordination at the global level, chief among them being basic human rights. The claim that human rights require global coordination is supported in three main steps. First, I (...)
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    Tradition(S).John J. Davenport - 2000 - The Owl of Minerva 32 (1):65-82.
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    Successive Brightness Discrimination in Rats Following Regular Versus Random Intermittent Reinforcement.Charles F. Flaherty & John W. Davenport - 1972 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 96 (1):1.
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  28. II. The Existentialist Critique of Molinism.John Davenport - unknown
    Comparison of the preliminary objection to Haskar's and Adams's critiques of Molinism. The difficulty with Haskar's 'Power Inference Principle;' Adams's "New Anti-Molinist Argument;" William Lane Craig's recent response to Adams; Craig's defense of the 'emphemeral' Molinist logical possibility of doing otherwise; the two stages of the Existentialist's alternative strategy against Molinism.
     
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    Thomas D. D’Andrea, Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue: The Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre. [REVIEW]John J. Davenport - 2009 - Journal of Value Inquiry 43 (4):559-565.
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    The Will: A Dual Aspect Theory. [REVIEW]John J. Davenport - 2011 - International Philosophical Quarterly 51 (2):259-264.
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  31. A Response to Charles Larmore.John Davenport - manuscript
    In his contribution to a recent symposium on Habermas's work, (1) Charles Larmore critiques Habermas's Between Facts and Norms (2) from a largely Rawlsian perspective. His reading raises fundamental questions that divide Habermas from American pragmatists and other contextualists, and helps reveal, in my view, that the differences between Habermas's and Rawls's conceptions of justice are more basic than is often recognized. Yet as I will argue, in several places Larmore misconstrues Habermas's position and fails to understand his point at (...)
     
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    A New Existential Model of God: A Synthesis of Themes From Kierkegaard, Buber, Levinas, and Open Theism.John Davenport - 2013 - In Jeanine Diller & Asa Kasher (eds.), Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities. Springer. pp. 567--586.
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  33. A Philosophical Critique of Personality-Type Theory in Psychology : Esyenck, Myers-Briggs, and Jung.John Davenport - unknown
    Today, any credible philosophical attempt to discuss personhood must take some position on the proper relation between the philosophical analysis of topics like action, intention, emotion, normative and evaluate judgment, desire and mood --which are grouped together under the heading of `moral psychology'-- and the usually quite different approaches to ostensibly the same phenomena in contemporary theoretical psychology and psychoanalytic practice. The gulf between these two domains is so deep that influential work in each takes no direct account of developments (...)
     
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  34. Democracy Beyond Nationalism.John J. Davenport - unknown
    National Identity: Some Reflections on the Future of Europe,"(1) Habermas's specific theme is the `legitimation crisis' arising from the current situation within the European Community.(2) But the deeper philosophical point of the article is to develop a fundamental implication of Habermas's analysis of democracy in his new work, Between Facts and Norms (in which the article is included as an appendix):(3) Habermas argues that the normative content of democratic citizenship can be institutionalized without identity-formation in by a `national state' of (...)
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    Tradition: Refiguring Community and Virtue in Classical German Thought. [REVIEW]John J. Davenport - 2000 - The Owl of Minerva 32 (1):65-82.
    Tradition must rank as one of the ten most important works within the hermeneutic tradition to be published in the 1990s, alongside recent books by Jean-Luc Nancy, Drucilla Cornell, Simon Critchley, John Caputo, Paul Ricoeur, and Jacques Derrida. In Tradition, Stephen Watson, who is influenced by Heidegger, Gadamer, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and Alasdair MacIntyre, works out a historical hermeneutics with obvious connections to their views, but that also stakes out a different position "between" their respective accounts of reason, interpretation, and tradition. (...)
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    Combined Autoshaping-Operant Training: CS-UCS Interval Effects in Rats.John W. Davenport - 1974 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 3 (5):383-385.
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    Algra, Keimpe A. Conceptions and Images: Hellenistic Philosophical Theology and Traditional Religion. Amsterdam: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 2007. Pp. 47. Paper,€ 17.00. Austin, Scott. Parmenides and the History of Dialectic: Three Essays. Las Vegas, NV: Parmenides Publishing, 2007. Pp. Xiii+ 98. Cloth, $28.00. Bowman, Paul and Richard Stamp, Editors. The Truth of Žižek. Harrisburg, PA: Continuum, 2007. Pp. [REVIEW]George Crowder, Henry Hardy & John Davenport - 2008 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (1):181-84.
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    A Critical Review of Natural Law and Practical Rationality.John J. Davenport - 2003 - International Philosophical Quarterly 43 (2):229-239.
    This essay argues that Mark C. Murphy's original contribution to natural law ethics succeeds in finding a way between older metaphysical and newer purely practical approaches in this genre. Murphy's reconstruction of the function argument, critique of subjectivist theories of well-being, and rigorous formulation of a flexible welfarist theory of value deserve careful attention. I defend Kant against Murphy's critique and argue that Murphy faces the problem of showing that all his basic goods are morally inviolable. Although I endorse Murphy's (...)
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    10. The Esthetic Validity of Marriage: Romantic Marriage as a Model for Ethical Will: In Defense of Judge Wilhelm.John Davenport - 2017 - In Markus Kleinert & Hermann Deuser (eds.), Søren Kierkegaard: Entweder – Oder. De Gruyter. pp. 169-192.
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    Patrick Stokes, The Naked Self: Kierkegaard and Personal Identity. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, Xviii + 231 Pp, with 23 Pages of Bibliography and Index. [REVIEW]Angela Sager & John Davenport - 2017 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 99 (4):468-473.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie Jahrgang: 99 Heft: 4 Seiten: 468-473.
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    Letters to the Editor.W. F. Vallicella, Virginia Held, John Davenport, John J. Stuhr, John McCumber, Celia Wolf-Devine, Albert Cinelli, Henry Simoni-Wastila, Eugene Kelly & Brian Leiter - 1997 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 71 (2):107 - 122.
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    Review of R. Jay Wallace, Normativity and the Will: Selected Essays on Moral Psychology and Practical Reason[REVIEW]John J. Davenport - 2007 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (12).
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    Letters to the Editor.James R. Otteson, Christopher Robin DeFusco, Arthur H. Prince, Elmer Sprague, Greg P. Hodes & John Davenport - 1999 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 73 (2):109 - 114.
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    Rudd, Anthony., Self, Value, and Narrative: A Kierkegaardian Approach. [REVIEW]John J. Davenport - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 67 (4):886-888.
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  45. Dept. Of Philosophy.John Davenport - manuscript
    I will argue that there is a better position which is more religiously inclusive than "political liberalism" as conceived by Rawls or Audi, but which maintains a principled distance from Quinn's radical inclusivism. (2) In section I, I analyze Quinn's argument for radical inclusivism and pose an initial objection to it. In section II, I turn to the question of how democratic legitimation is to be conceived. After outlining the `civic virtue' or `deliberative' interpretation of democratic institutions now proposed by (...)
     
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    Review of Terence Cuneo (Ed.), Religion and the Liberal Polity[REVIEW]John J. Davenport - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (7).
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    Deontology and the Antinomy of Libertarianism.John Davenport - 1996 - Social Philosophy Today 12:177-218.
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    A Phenomenology Of The Profane: Heidegger, Blumenberg and the Structure of the Chthonic.John J. Davenport - 1999 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 30 (2):182-206.
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    The Role of Adventitious Reinforcment in Operant Discrimination.Alan C. Kamil & John W. Davenport - 1968 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 76 (4p1):609.
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    Virtue Epistemology.John Davenport - 2002 - International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (3):401-404.
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