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    Stoic Pragmatism.John Lachs - 2012 - Indiana University Press.
    John Lachs, one of American philosophy's most distinguished interpreters, turns to William James, Josiah Royce, Charles S. Peirce, John Dewey, and George Santayana to elaborate stoic pragmatism, or a way to live life within reasonable limits. Stoic pragmatism makes sense of our moral obligations in a world driven by perfectionist human ambition and unreachable standards of achievement. Lachs proposes a corrective to pragmatist amelioration and stoic acquiescence by being satisfied with what is good enough. This personal, yet modest, philosophy offers (...)
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  2. Stoic Pragmatism.John Lachs - 2005 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 19 (2):95-106.
    Whatever specific beliefs pragmatists share concerning experience, knowledge, value, and meaning, they generally agree that a central part of the business of life is to make life better. James speaks of the ideal of meeting all needs, Royce of defeating evil, and Dewey of making experience richer and more secure. They are at one in thinking that human intelligence can make a vast difference to how well we live, and they extol the possibility of improving our circumstances. They tend to (...)
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  3. When Abstract Moralizing Runs Amok.John Lachs - 1994 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 5 (1):10.
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    The Future of Philosophy.John Lachs - 2004 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 78 (2):5 - 14.
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    Can Philosophy Still Produce Public Intellectuals?John Lachs - 2009 - Philosophy Now 75:24-27.
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    American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia.John Lachs & Robert B. Talisse (eds.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    The _Encyclopedia of American Philosophy_ provides coverage of the major figures, concepts, historical periods and traditions in American philosophical thought. Containing over 600 entries written by scholars who are experts in the field, this _Encyclopedia_ is the first of its kind. It is a scholarly reference work that is accessible to the ordinary reader by explaining complex ideas in simple terms and providing ample cross-references to facilitate further study. The _Encyclopedia of American Philosophy_ contains a thorough analytical index and will (...)
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    Physician-Assisted Suicide.John Lachs - 2013 - In Arthur L. Caplan & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Bioethics. Wiley. pp. 25--203.
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    Is Aging a Disease?John Lachs - 2004 - HEC Forum 16 (3):173-181.
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    Grieving a Consummate Professional.John Lachs - 2010 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (1):78-81.
    Peter Hare was a distinguished philosopher and editor. His loss is a great blow to American philosophy.
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    Persons and Different Kinds of Persons.John Lachs - 1994 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 8 (3):155 - 163.
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    Rescher’s Cognitive Pragmatism.John Lachs - 2009 - Contemporary Pragmatism 6 (1):169-178.
    The aim of this article is to examine the structure, appreciate some of the strengths and criticize a major weakness of Rescher's pragmatism. Rescher's pragmatic commitments are well-articulated. His reasons for embracing realism are strikingly similar to Santayana's. His insistence, however, that inquiry and communication constitute central human activities privileges talk, propositional knowledge and cognitive achievement. His position would be stronger if he placed cognitive activities in the broader context of the rich non-propositional flow of life.
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    The Philosophical Significance of Psychological Differences Among Humans.John Lachs - 1991 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (3):329-339.
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    Santayana’s Philosophy of Mind.John Lachs - 1964 - The Monist 48 (3):419-440.
    The history of philosophy resembles a convention of deaf-mutes. Each participant attempts to communicate the secrets of his private imagination through a swirl of silent gestures. Intent on disclosing his own insight, each is confined in his own world: he has no ear for the language of others and often little knowledge of how to make them understand his. The carnival of controversy which ensues is grotesque in the eyes of the outsider but tragic for the thoughtful participant. For in (...)
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    A Community of Individuals.John Lachs - 2002 - Routledge.
    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    Epiphenomenalism and the Notion of Cause.John Lachs - 1963 - Journal of Philosophy 60 (March):141-45.
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    Hume on Belief.Michael Hodges & John Lachs - 1976 - Review of Metaphysics 30 (1):3 - 18.
    In the light of this attention, it is surprising that we are unable to find a single writer who has noted an obvious contradiction between the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding on the subject of belief. In the Treatise Hume explicitly proposes a definition of belief. He says.
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    Thinking in the Ruins: Two Overlooked Responses to Contingency.Michael Hodges & John Lachs - 1995 - Overheard in Seville 13 (13):1-8.
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    The Insignificance of Individuals.John Lachs - 2002 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 38 (1/2):79 - 93.
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    Is Everything Intrinsically Good?John Lachs - 1991 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 5 (1):20 - 24.
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    Transcendence in Philosophy and in Everyday Life.John Lachs - 1997 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 11 (4):247 - 255.
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    Professor Prior on Omniscience.John Lachs - 1963 - Philosophy 38 (146):361 - 364.
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    Values and Relations.John Lachs - 1991 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 5 (1):1 - 10.
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    The Impotent Mind.John Lachs - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (2):187-99.
    To show that this contention is unfounded I will examine six of the most popular arguments against the impotence hypothesis. Each of these arguments has been considered conclusive against epiphenomenalism by one distinguished philosopher or another. My strategy will be to separate the arguments into three major groups; I will then state each as clearly as I can, and attempt to assess their force impartially.
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    What Constitutes a Pluralistic Philosophy Department?John Lachs - 1996 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 70 (2):167 - 168.
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    Letters to the Editor.Robert Audi, Frank B. Dilley, John McCumber, Fred Dretske, John Lachs, Philip Quinn & Eric Hoffman - 1999 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 72 (5):133 - 138.
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  26. A Thoughtful Profession: The Early Years of the American Philosophical Association.James Campbell, Michael Eldridge, Bruce Kuklick, John Ryder, John Lachs & Erin Mckenna - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (2):373-410.
     
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  27. Barrett, Justin L.(2004) Why Would Anyone Believe in God? Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. $19.95, 160 Pp. Beckwith, Francis J., William Lane Craig and JP Moreland (2004) To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, $29.00, 396 Pp. [REVIEW]John Dillon, Lloyd P. Gerson, Franklin I. Gamwell, Sohail H. Hashmi, Steven P. Lee, Ruth Illman, Paul D. Janz, John Lachs, D. Micah Hester & Nancy K. Levene - 2005 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 57:217-218.
     
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  28. American and European Values: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives.Matthew Caleb Flamm, John Lachs & Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński (eds.) - 2008 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
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  29. 10. Responses to Friendly Critics Responses to Friendly Critics (Pp. 596-648).Matthew Caleb Flamm, John Lachs, Daniel Moreno Moreno, Glenn Tiller, Nathan Houser, Krzysztof Chris Piotr Skowronski, Michael Brodrick, Vincent Colapietro & Douglas Anderson - 2009 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (4).
     
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  30. The Science of Knowledge: With the First and Second Introductions.Peter Heath & John Lachs (eds.) - 1982 - Cambridge University Press.
    A modern translation of J. G. Fichte's best known philosophical work, which contributed to the development of 19th Century German Idealism from Kant's critical philosophy.
     
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  31. Thinking in the Ruins: Wittgenstein and Santayana on Contingency.Michael Hodges & John Lachs - 2001 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 37 (1):137-142.
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    2008 Herbert Schneider Award Citation for Angus Kerr-Lawson.Nathan Houser, John Lachs & Herman Saatkamp - 2008 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 36 (107):4-6.
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    Grand Dreams of Perfect People.John Lachs - 2000 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 9 (3):323-329.
    Male cats mate happily with any female in heat in the neighborhood. Something similar occurs in colleges as nearness and availability overwhelm all other considerations. So we see young men and women marry people who happen to be at hand when the time is ripe.
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    Actions and Character: A Reply to Todd Lekan.John Lachs - 1998 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 34 (1):149 - 154.
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    Angel, Animal, Machine: Models for Man.John Lachs - 1967 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 5 (4):221-27.
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    Angel, Animal, Machine: Models for Man.John Lachs - 1967 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 5 (4):221-227.
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    Animal Faith and Ontology.John Lachs - 2009 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (4):pp. 484-490.
    In Scepticism and Animal Faith, Santayana pursues two projects: the development of a philosophy of animal faith and the presentation of an ontology. The two projects are not easily reconciled and Santayana appears not to have distinguished them or recognized that they pull in different directions. The hypothesis that he has two projects explains a variety of the anomalous features of Santayana's philosophy, including the account of matter concerning which Kerr-Lawson and I have long disagreed.
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    Alienation in a Mediated World.John Lachs - 1988 - Philosophie Et Culture: Actes du XVIIe Congrès Mondial de Philosophie 2:429-433.
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    Artless Metaphysical Belief.John Lachs - 1967 - World Futures 6 (1):50-60.
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  40. A William Ernest Hocking Reader: With Commentary.John Lachs & D. Micah Hester (eds.) - 2004 - Vanderbilt University Press.
    Leading Harvard philosophy professor William Ernest Hocking , author of 17 books and in his day second only to John Dewey in the breadth of his thinking, is now largely forgotten, and his once-influential writings are out of print. This volume, which combines a rich selection of Hocking's work with incisive essays by distinguished scholars, seeks to recover Hocking's valuable contributions to philosophical thought.
     
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  41. Both Better Off and Better: Moral Progress Amid Continuing Carnage.John Lachs - 2001 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 (3):173-183.
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    Belief, Confidence and Faith.John Lachs - 1972 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 10 (2):277-285.
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    Belief, Confidence and Faith.John Lachs - 1972 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 10 (2):277-285.
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    Consciousness and Weiss's Mind.John Lachs - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):259 - 270.
    If I have been correct in my surmise that Weiss is no reductionist in the ordinary sense, then it is evident that he can offer no definition of mind in any ordinary or straightforward manner. The only way in which he could offer a definition would be, on the basis of the ontological reducibility of mind, by reference to Actuality of which it is asserted to be a function. But Weiss has not provided such a definition, nor is it easy (...)
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    Comments on “Laughter in Nietzsche’s Thought”.John Lachs - 1988 - International Studies in Philosophy 20 (2):81-83.
  46. Dying Old as a Social Problem.John Lachs & G. McGee - forthcoming - Pragmatic Bioethics.
     
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    Experience.John Lachs - 1965 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):10-17.
  48. Encyclopedia of American Philosophy.John Lachs & Robert Talisse (eds.) - 2007 - Routledge.
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    Freedom and Limits.John Lachs - 2020 - Fordham University Press.
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    Free From the Problem of Freedom.John Lachs - 1987 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 35:17-22.
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