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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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  5. 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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    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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    Can Philosophy Still Produce Public Intellectuals?John Lachs - 2009 - Philosophy Now 75:24-27.
  8. 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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    The Proofs of Realism.John Lachs - 1967 - The Monist 51 (2):284-304.
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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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    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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    The Enduring Value of Santayana’s Philosophy: Bulletin of the Santayana Society.John Lachs - 1988 - Overheard in Seville 6 (6):1-13.
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  14. Is There an Absolute Self? In Fichte and Contemporary Philosophy.John Lachs - 1988 - Philosophical Forum 19 (2-3):169-181.
     
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  15. 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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    The Philosophical Significance of Psychological Differences Among Humans.John Lachs - 1991 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (3):329-339.
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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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    Labour and Hope.John Lachs - 2007 - The Philosophers' Magazine 39 (39):40-42.
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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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    God’s Action and Nature’s Ways.John Lachs - 1973 - Idealistic Studies 3 (3):223-228.
    I should like to offer three criticisms of Professor Cobb’s challenging paper. The first is that he has failed to explain how divine efficient causation in the world is possible. The second is that he did not succeed in showing that such divine causality is actual. Finally, he fell short of demonstrating that it is necessary to introduce the idea of God in a philosophy that is to give an adequate description of the world.
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    Free From the Problem of Freedom.John Lachs - 1987 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 35:17-22.
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    Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre of 1794. [REVIEW]John Lachs - 1997 - International Studies in Philosophy 29 (1):149-150.
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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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  25. Primitive Naturalism.John Lachs - 2009 - In John R. Shook & Paul Kurtz (eds.), The Future of Naturalism. Humanity Books.
     
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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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    Comments on “Laughter in Nietzsche’s Thought”.John Lachs - 1988 - International Studies in Philosophy 20 (2):81-83.
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    George Santayana.John Lachs - 1984 - Overheard in Seville 2 (2):15-22.
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    Persons and Technology.John Lachs - 1985 - The Personalist Forum 1 (1):5-21.
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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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    Epiphenomenalism and the Notion of Cause.John Lachs - 1963 - Journal of Philosophy 60 (March):141-45.
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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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    Hegel: The Essential Writings.John Lachs - 1975 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (2):206-207.
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    Spirituality Without Moral Concems: Bulletin of the Santayana Society.John Lachs - 2000 - Overheard in Seville 18 (18):17-22.
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    The Lessons of History.John Lachs - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (2):390-394.
    : The overwhelming commitment of philosophers is not to crossing arms over some technical problem but to the education of the young. This is not to deny the merit of attempting to make a contribution to current debates or to new assessments of historical figures. However, the ultimate value of such contributions lies in providing materials for teaching the skills and habits vitally important in our personal and social lives.
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    Belief, Confidence and Faith.John Lachs - 1972 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 10 (2):277-285.
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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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  38. 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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    Transcendence in Philosophy and in Everyday Life.John Lachs - 1997 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 11 (4):247 - 255.
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    Good Enough.John Lachs - 2009 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 23 (1):pp. 1-7.
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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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    Is Everything Intrinsically Good?John Lachs - 1991 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 5 (1):20 - 24.
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    Matter and Substance in the Philosophy of Santayana.John Lachs - 1966 - Modern Schoolman 44 (1):1-12.
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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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    Values and Relations.John Lachs - 1991 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 5 (1):1 - 10.
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    In Memoriam.John Lachs, Herman Saatkamp & Larry Hickman - 2018 - Overheard in Seville 36 (36):121-124.
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    Preface.Andrew J. Reck & John Lachs - 1972 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 10 (2):105-105.
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    Experience.John Lachs - 1965 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):10-17.
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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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    Moral Truth or Empirical Truth About Morality: Bulletin of the Santayana Society.John Lachs - 1994 - Overheard in Seville 12 (12):13-16.
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