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    Understanding Understanding in Advance.M. Gregory Oakes - forthcoming - Teaching Philosophy.
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    Antinomy of Truth and Reason.M. Gregory Oakes - 2005 - Teaching Philosophy 28 (1):31-43.
    Many students find themselves caught in an antinomy between “Rationalism”, a view of the world as open to objective, complete, and intellectual comprehension, and “Anti-realism”, the view that the Rationalist vision is façade since there is no objective perspective and any “truth” is relative to the individual. This paper offers a description of an introductory course that provides conceptual resources for resolving the Rationalism-Antirealism debate. Such conceptual resources include: the representation/reality distinction, the fact/evidence disparity, the nature of skepticism, Kant’s distinction (...)
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    Perdurance and Causal Realism.M. Gregory Oakes - 2004 - Erkenntnis 60 (2):205-227.
    While there has been considerable recent criticism of perdurance theory in connection with a Humean understanding of causality, perdurance theory conjoined with causal realism has received relatively little attention. One might, then, form the impression that perdurance theory under the auspices of causal realism is a relatively safe view. I shall argue, however, to the contrary. My general strategy is to show that there is no plausible way of spelling out the perdurance position (of the non-Humean, causal realist sort). I (...)
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    Can Indirect Causation Be Real?M. Gregory Oakes - 2007 - Metaphysica 8 (2):111-122.
    Causal realists maintain that the causal relation consists in something more than its relata. Specifying this relation in nonreductive terms is however notoriously difficult. Michael Tooley has advanced a plausible account avoiding some of the relation’s most obvious difficulties, particularly where these concern the notion of a cross-temporal connection. His account distinguishes discrete from nondiscrete causation, where the latter is suitable to the continuity of cross-temporal causation. I argue, however, that such accounts face conceptual difficulties dating from Zeno’s time. A (...)
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    Nietzsche on Language, Consciousness, and the Body (Review).M. Gregory Oakes - 2008 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 35 (1):192-194.
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    Nietzsche on Epistemology and Metaphysics: The World in View (Review).M. Gregory Oakes - 2011 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 41 (1):127-129.
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  7. Antinomy of Truth and Reason: Rationalism and Anti-Realism at the Introductory Level.M. Gregory Oakes - 2005 - Teaching Philosophy 28 (1):31-43.
    Many students find themselves caught in an antinomy between “Rationalism”, a view of the world as open to objective, complete, and intellectual comprehension, and “Anti-realism”, the view that the Rationalist vision is façade since there is no objective perspective and any “truth” is relative to the individual. This paper offers a description of an introductory course that provides conceptual resources for resolving the Rationalism-Antirealism debate. Such conceptual resources include: the representation/reality distinction, the fact/evidence disparity, the nature of skepticism, Kant’s distinction (...)
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