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  1. 1. Front Matter Front Matter.Jim Good, Jim Garrison, Leemon McHenry, Corey McCall, Susan Dunston, Zach VanderVeen, Melvin L. Rogers, James A. Dunson Iii, Mary Magada-Ward & Michael Sullivan - 2010 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (2):158-170.
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    Can a Feminist Love the Super Bowl?Mary Magada-Ward - 2016 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 30 (1):94-103.
    There are good reasons to celebrate the Super Bowl. It provides a de facto national holiday that crosses religious, racial, class, and, increasingly, gender lines, and its exhibition of human athletic prowess and perseverance can be, I believe, ennobling to the viewer. Perhaps most importantly, it epitomizes the place of the NFL in our culture and can thus illuminate why certain incidents involving professional football players have incited widespread discussion of contemporary social ills. Can anyone doubt the impact of Richard (...)
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  3. "As Parts of One Esthetic Total": Inference, Imagery, and Self-Knowledge in the Later Peirce.Mary Magada-Ward - 2003 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 17 (3):216-223.
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    Why Pragmatists Should Not Be Cyborgs.Mary Magada-Ward - 2014 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 28 (4):472-488.
    My project is to demonstrate the pragmatic importance of respecting the distinctions between science and myth and fact and fiction. In a country in which intelligent design is still taught as respectable science at some public universities and national figures make claims about “legitimate” rape,1 it is irresponsible to blur the boundaries between myth and science in some all-encompassing notion of “narrative.” Furthermore, its value as a political strategy is negligible because such blurring hinders the realization of those liberatory ideals (...)
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    Engaging with Philosophy’s “Limit-Defying Provocateur”: A Review of Shusterman’s Pragmatism: Between Literature and Somaesthetics. [REVIEW]Mary Magada-Ward - 2013 - Contemporary Pragmatism 10 (1):167-174.
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    Response to Elizabeth Cooke’s “Fallibilism, Progress, and the Long Run in Peirce’s Philosophy of Science”.Mary Magada-Ward - 2004 - Southwest Philosophy Review 20 (2):195-197.
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    From Realism to “Realicism”: The Metaphysics of Charles Sanders Peirce. [REVIEW]Mary Magada-Ward - 2007 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 35 (106):35-36.
  8. The Allure of the Disgusting.Mary Magada-Ward - 2021 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 35 (3):243-256.
    What is missing from the many contemporary social scientific accounts that aim to explain our moral and political judgments by reference to our capacity to experience disgust is any acknowledgment of our fascination with disgusting objects. For this reason, Magada-Ward argues that disgust must be understood as fundamentally an aesthetic conception. In order to demonstrate this, the author explores the disturbing and very funny sculptures of Rona Pondick. This exploration shows that disgust is seldom a reliable indicator of political or (...)
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    If Men Could Get Pregnant: Beth Singer and Carol Gilligan on Abortion.Mary Magada-Ward - 2007 - Metaphilosophy 38 (4):421-430.
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    Neither Yours nor Mine but Ours: On the Communal Nature of Truth and Rational Belief.Mary Magada-Ward - 2020 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 34 (4):478-490.
    ABSTRACT It is my claim that there is a significant parallel to be drawn between the relationship that holds between local success and national flourishing and the relationship that holds between rational belief and truth. This is not simply because all four can only be achieved through communal effort. I argue that understanding how local success contributes to national flourishing best illuminates the connection between rational belief and truth.
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    Fateful Shapes of Human Freedom: John William Miller and the Crises Modernity. [REVIEW]Mary Magada-Ward - 2004 - Newsletter of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy 32 (98):53-55.
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    In Praise of Pagan Virtues: Toward a Renewed Philosophical Pedagogy.Mary Magada-Ward - 2018 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 32 (1):200-214.
    ABSTRACT In this article, I argue that an essential part of our obligation as teachers and scholars of philosophy is to insist that the ultimate point of criticism is to foster the development of increasingly better explanations of natural and social phenomena. Doing so, moreover, requires that we cultivate in ourselves and our students a sense of gratitude for the very possibility of human flourishing and scientific advance. I illustrate these claims by showing how Dewey's analysis in Human Nature and (...)
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    Feminist Epistemology and American Pragmatism: Dewey and Quine (Review).Mary Magada-Ward - 2010 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (2):197-200.
    Alexandra Shuford's book is primarily designed to address the following question: "What can Deweyan pragmatism contribute to a feminist empiricist epistemology?" (viii). Her answer is Dewey's conception of habit, and in her final chapter, she illustrates the utility of this conception by comparing what she labels the "medicalized" model of labor and birth to that employed by practitioners of midwifery. Before looking at Shuford's reading of this contrast more closely, however, it needs to be noted at the outset that she (...)
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    Immediate Family: On the Consolation, Embellishment, and Distortion of Memory.Mary Magada-Ward - 2019 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 33 (2):311-323.
    ABSTRACT I advance two claims about memory. The first is that memory itself is best conceived as consisting of scenes, which thus provide the raw material for the stories that we can tell about the past. The second is that these narratives can be revised in the light of new possibilities for redescription. In support of these claims, I examine the photographer Sally Mann's stunning 1992 series entitled “Immediate Family.” By appealing to Ian Hacking's account of how, in the latter (...)
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    Sharyn Clough. Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003. Pp. Viii + 167 Pp. Cloth ISBN 0-7425-1464-1. Paper ISBN 0-7425-1465-X. [REVIEW]Mary Magada-Ward - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (1):203-208.
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    Transformative Criticism, Virtual Meaning, and Community: Peirce on Signs and Experience.Mary Magada-Ward - 2008 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 22 (2):pp. 127-135.
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    On Wanting to Write This as Rose Selavy: Reflections on Sherrie Levine and Peircian Semiotic.Mary Magada-Ward - 2009 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 23 (1):pp. 28-39.
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    The Virtues and Dangers of Connecting Art to Life: Can Pragmatism Address Balthus?Mary Magada-Ward - 2011 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 25 (1):22-32.
    The artist Sandra McMorris Johnson once told me that, as much as she had always loved Gauguin, she had nevertheless become increasingly uncomfortable looking at his paintings because so many of them depict thirteen-year-old girls in an extremely sexualized way. I think about her discomfort with Gauguin whenever I consider my reaction to Balthus, an artist whose best paintings I find to be utterly beautiful.1 These paintings are, however, highly, if not obsessively, eroticized portraits of prepubescent girls. It should be (...)
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    What is the American Sublime? Ruminations on Peircian Phenomenology and the Paintings of Barnett Newman.Mary Magada-Ward - 2019 - Contemporary Pragmatism 16 (1):30-39.
    I argue that a fruitful approach to exploring the significance of the abstract expressionist Barnett Newman’s body of work, understood as as an attempt to “paint the sublime,” is by appeal to Peircian phenomenology and the conception of “originativity” that it entails. By attending, in particular, to Peirce’s conception of “the firstness of thirdness,” I show how this “reasonable feeling” both signifies our “affinity” with the world with which we transact and, with specific respect to what happens when looking at (...)
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    He Saw What Was Going to Happen in the World and Put It on Stage.Mary Magada-Ward - 2017 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 31 (1):177-189.
    ABSTRACT The choreographer George Balanchine famously declared that “I don't create or invent anything, I assemble.” I take the import of this pronouncement to be that he conceived his artistic mission to be that of articulating those liberatory tendencies that, without his work, might very well have remained inchoate for his audience, and I illustrate this reading through an examination of his 1957 masterpiece Agon, a ballet whose central pas de deux is a symbolic violation of the laws against miscegenation.
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    The Virtues and Dangers of Connecting Art to Life: Can Pragmatism Address Balthus?Mary Magada-Ward - 2011 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 25 (1):22-32.
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    He Saw What Was Going to Happen in the World and Put It on Stage.Mary Magada-Ward - 2017 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 31 (1):177-189.
    I take as my title a claim made by Arthur Mitchell about George Balanchine’s 1957 ballet Agon. Mitchell, a MacArthur Fellow, U.S. Medal of Arts winner, and founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem,1 was the first African American principal dancer in the history of the New York City Ballet. Most importantly for my purposes, he was also the premier danseur upon whom Balanchine choreographed the central pas de deux of Agon. Mitchell’s partner was the ballerina Diana Adams, whom Balanchine (...)
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    Helping Thought and Keeping It Pragmatical, or, Why Experience Plays Practical Jokes.Mary Magada-Ward - 2005 - Contemporary Pragmatism 2 (2):63-71.
    In claiming that "the method of our great teacher, Experience" is "a system of teaching by practical jokes," Peirce's objective, I argue, is to get us to see the unexpected as cause for neither despair nor nihilism but as an opportunity to strengthen our affinity with the natural world. Peirce's celebration of the flexibility demanded by the "pedagogic method" employed by "Dame Experience" reinforces the dependence between cultivating a sense of humor and developing fruitful habits of inquiry.
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    Rescuing Keller by Abducting Her: Toward a Pragmaticist Feminist Philosophy of Science.Mary Magada-Ward - 1999 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 13 (1):19 - 38.