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Peter Murphy
University of Indianapolis
  1. In Defense of Sensitivity.Tim Black & Peter Murphy - 2007 - Synthese 154 (1):53-71.
    The sensitivity condition on knowledge says that one knows that P only if one would not believe that P if P were false. Difficulties for this condition are now well documented. Keith DeRose has recently suggested a revised sensitivity condition that is designed to avoid some of these difficulties. We argue, however, that there are decisive objections to DeRose’s revised condition. Yet rather than simply abandoning his proposed condition, we uncover a rationale for its adoption, a rationale which suggests a (...)
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    Suspension-to-Suspension Justification Principles.Peter Murphy - forthcoming - Belgrade Philosophical Annual.
    We will be in a better position to evaluate some important skeptical theses if we first investigate two questions about justified suspended judgment. One question is this: when, if ever, does one justified suspension confer justification on another suspension? And the other is this: what is the structure of justified suspension? The goal of this essay is to make headway at answering these questions. After surveying the four main views about the non-normative nature of suspended judgment and offering a taxonomy (...)
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  3. Justified Belief From Unjustified Belief.Peter Murphy - 2017 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 98 (4):602-617.
    Under what conditions is a belief inferentially justified? A partial answer is found in Justification from Justification : a belief is inferentially justified only if all of the beliefs from which it is essentially inferred are justified. After reviewing some important features of JFJ, I offer a counterexample to it. Then I outline a positive suggestion for how to think about inferentially justified beliefs while still retaining a basing condition. I end by concluding that epistemologists need a model of inferentially (...)
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    Using Gattaca to Teach Genetic Discrimination.Peter Murphy - 2009 - Film and Philosophy 1 (13):65-76.
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    So How Much Should I Give? Extending Class Coverage of SInger's Work on Poverty Ethics.Peter Murphy - 2015 - APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy 2 (14):7-14.
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  6. Dialectic of Romanticism: A Critique of Modernism.David Roberts & Peter Murphy - unknown
  7. A Strategy for Assessing Closure.Peter Murphy - 2006 - Erkenntnis 65 (3):365 - 383.
    This paper looks at an argument strategy for assessing the epistemic closure principle. This is the principle that says knowledge is closed under known entailment; or (roughly) if S knows p and S knows that p entails q, then S knows that q. The strategy in question looks to the individual conditions on knowledge to see if they are closed. According to one conjecture, if all the individual conditions are closed, then so too is knowledge. I give a deductive argument (...)
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    Review of Bryan Caplan, The Case Against Education. [REVIEW]Peter Murphy - 2019 - Metapsychology Online Reviews 23.
  9. Another Blow to Knowledge From Knowledge.Peter Murphy - 2013 - Logos and Episteme 4 (3): 311–317.
    A novel argument is offered against the following popular condition on inferential knowledge: a person inferentially knows a conclusion only if they know each of the claims from which they essentially inferred that conclusion. The epistemology of conditional proof reveals that we sometimes come to know conditionals by inferring them from assumptions rather than beliefs. Since knowledge requires belief, cases of knowing via conditional proof refute the popular knowledge from knowledge condition. It also suggests more radical cases against the condition (...)
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    Sensitivity Meets Explanation: An Improved Counterfactual Condition on Knowledge.Peter Murphy & Tim Black - 2012 - In Kelly Becker & Tim Black (eds.), The Sensitivity Principle in Epistemology. New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press. pp. 26-40.
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  11. Between Romanticism and Republicanism: The Political Theory of Claude Lefort.Peter Murphy - 1989 - Thesis Eleven 23 (1):131-142.
  12. Reviews: Civil Society and the State; Democracy and Civil Society. [REVIEW]Peter Murphy - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 26 (1):160-167.
    Reviews : John Keane, Civil Society and the State ; Democracy and Civil Society.
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    The Defect in Effective Skeptical Scenarios.Peter Murphy - 2013 - International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 3 (4):271-281.
    What epistemic defect needs to show up in a skeptical scenario if it is to effectively target some belief? According to the false belief account, the targeted belief must be false in the skeptical scenario. According to the competing ignorance account, the targeted belief must fall short of being knowledge in the skeptical scenario. This paper argues for two claims. The first is that, contrary to what is often assumed, the ignorance account is superior to the false belief account. The (...)
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  14. Introduction.Peter Murphy - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 81 (1):3-4.
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    Review of Sarah Conly, One Child: Do We Have a Right to More? [REVIEW]Peter Murphy - 2016 - Metapsychology Online Reviews 1:NA.
  16. Introduction.Peter Murphy & David Roberts - 1999 - Thesis Eleven 56 (1):3-4.
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    An Electrophysiological Signal That Precisely Tracks the Emergence of Error Awareness.Peter R. Murphy, Ian H. Robertson, Darren Allen, Robert Hester & Redmond G. O'Connell - 2012 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6.
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    Teaching Applied Ethics to the Righteous Mind.Peter Murphy - 2014 - Journal of Moral Education 43 (4):413-428.
    What does current empirically informed moral psychology imply about the goals that can be realistically achieved in college-level applied ethics courses? This paper takes up this question from the vantage point of Jonathan Haidt’s Social Intuitionist Model of human moral judgment. I summarize Haidt’s model, and then consider a variety of pedagogical goals. I begin with two of the loftiest goals of ethics education, and argue that neither is within realistic reach if Haidt’s model is correct. I then look at (...)
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  19. Closure Failures for Safety.Peter Murphy - 2005 - Philosophia 33 (1-4):331-334.
    Ernest Sosa and others have proposed a safety condition on knowledge: If S knows p, then in the nearest (non-actual) worlds in which S believes p, p is true.1 Colloquially, this is the idea that knowing requires not being easily mistaken. Here, I will argue that like another condition requiring a counterfactual relation between a subject’s belief and the world, viz. Robert Nozick’s sensitivity condition, safety leads, in certain cases, to the unacceptable result that knowledge is not closed under known (...)
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    Review of Richard Fumerton, Epistemology. [REVIEW]Peter Murphy - 2007 - Philosophy in Review 27:1.
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  21. The Birth of Humanism.Peter Murphy - 1995 - Thesis Eleven 40 (1):44-67.
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    Review of Scott Soames, Philosophical Analysis in the 20th Century, Volumes 1 and 2. [REVIEW]Peter Murphy - 2008 - Essays in Philosophy 9 (1):189-191.
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  23. Book Review: Cytherica: Aesthetic-Political Essays in an Aphrodisian Key. [REVIEW]Peter Murphy - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 87 (1):139-143.
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    Cognitive Control, Dynamic Salience, and the Imperative Toward Computational Accounts of Neuromodulatory Function.Christopher Michael Warren, Peter Richard Murphy & Sander Nieuwenhuis - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
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  25. To Create Anew the Universe: Political Romanticism and the Promethean Vision of Roberto Unger.Peter Murphy - 1991 - Thesis Eleven 28 (1):113-126.
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  26. Agnes Heller'S Great Society.Peter Murphy - 2003 - Thesis Eleven 75 (1):96-107.
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  27. Introduction.Peter Murphy - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 85 (1):3-5.
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  28. Introduction.Johann P. Arnason, Trevor Hogan & Peter Murphy - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 72 (1):5-7.
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  29. Reliability Connections Between Conceivability and Inconceivability.Peter Murphy - 2006 - Dialectica 60 (2):195-205.
    Conceivability is an important source of our beliefs about what is possible; inconceivability is an important source of our beliefs about what is impossible. What are the connections between the reliability of these sources? If one is reliable, does it follow that the other is also reliable? The central contention of this paper is that suitably qualified the reliability of inconceivability implies the reliability of conceivability, but the reliability of conceivability fails to imply the reliability of inconceivability.
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  30. The Book of the Dead: A Response to Johann Arnason.Peter Murphy - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 80 (1):114-116.
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  31. Introduction.Michael Crozier, Peter Murphy & Peter Beilharz - 1996 - Thesis Eleven 46 (1):3-3.
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    Introduction.Anders Michelsen & Peter Murphy - 2007 - Thesis Eleven 88 (1):5-7.
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    Romantic Modernism and the Greek Polis.Peter Murphy - 1993 - Thesis Eleven 34 (1):42-66.
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  34. Introduction.Peter Murphy - 1997 - Thesis Eleven 48 (1):v-vii.
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  35. Civic Justice: From Greek Antiquity to the Modern World.Peter Murphy - 2001 - Humanity Books.
     
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  36. American Civilization.Peter Murphy - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 85 (1):64-92.
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    Socialism and Democracy.Peter Murphy - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 26 (1):54-77.
  38. Freedon and Happiness: The Pathos of Modernity in Agnes Heller.Peter Murphy - 1987 - Thesis Eleven 16 (1):40-55.
  39. Review Articles : The Dark Knight of Faith and the Epicurean Hero.Peter Murphy - 1994 - Thesis Eleven 39 (1):105-118.
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  40. Discordant Order: Manila's Neo-Patrimonial Urbanism.Peter Murphy & Trevor Hogan - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 112 (1):10-34.
    Manila is one of the world’s most fragmented, privatized and un-public of cities. Why is this so? This paper contemplates the seemingly immutable privacy of the city of Manila, and the paradoxical character of its publicity. Manila is our prime exemplar of the 21st-century mega-city whose apparent disorder discloses a coherent order which we here call ‘neo-patrimonial urbanism’. Manila is a city where poor and rich alike have their own government, infrastructure, and armies, the shopping malls are the simulacra of (...)
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    Postmodern Perspectives and Justice.Peter Murphy - 1991 - Thesis Eleven 30 (1):117-132.
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    The Existential Stoic.Peter Murphy - 1999 - Thesis Eleven 59 (1):87-94.
    Presenting a contemporary interpretation of stoicism, the essay draws on Agnes Heller's philosophy of existential choice in order to outline a reconstructed stoic theory of happiness and a pneumatic ethics addressing the context and dynamics of cybernetically structured societies in which vocational (professional) ethics play a declining role.
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    Marine Reason.Peter Murphy - 2001 - Thesis Eleven 67 (1):11-37.
    A study of the nature of philosophical reason, architecture, and politics as they are shaped by the influence of port cities and by the eternally returning movement of entry and exit through those cities. The examples of Piraeus, Venice, Rome, Marseilles, Königsberg and New York are considered.
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    The Quintessential Conservative Thinker.Peter Murphy - forthcoming - The European Legacy:1-5.
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    Republican Jurisprudence and the Modern Constitution.Peter Murphy - 1992 - Thesis Eleven 31 (1):154-167.
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    Painting's Double: Andrew Benjamin's Disclosing Spaces.Peter Murphy - 2011 - Thesis Eleven 104 (1):108-113.
    Andrew Benjamin’s book Disclosing Spaces (2004) presents a theory of painting. The theory is developed via a meticulous analysis of a series of individual artworks. The pivot of Benjamin’s theory of painting is the idea of relationality. The theory is critically reviewed with reference to the works of Edward Hopper, Gerhard Richter and Jacques-Louis David.
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  47. Rewriting the A Priori/A Posteriori Distinction.Peter Murphy - 2008 - Journal of Philosophical Research 33:279-284.
    The traditional way of drawing the a priori/a posteriori distinction, bequeathed to us by Kant, leads to overestimating the role that experience plays in justifying ourbeliefs. There is an irony in this: though Kant was in the rationalist camp, his way of drawing the distinction gives an unfair advantage to radical empiricism. I offer an alternative way of drawing the distinction, one that does not bias the rationalist/empiricist debate.
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    French Abortion Opinion and the Possibility of Framing Effects.Peter Murphy - 2007 - American Journal of Bioethics 7 (8):33 – 34.
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    Radicalism And The Spheres Of Value.Peter Murphy - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 25 (1):39-58.
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    Metropolitan Rhythms: A Preface to a Musical Philosophy for the New World.Peter Murphy - 1999 - Thesis Eleven 56 (1):81-105.
    The most important structural feature of the music of the New World is its often-time polyrhythmic and polymetrical character. This is also a key to unlocking the nature of social form and democratic persona in the diasporic and settler metropolises of the New World. In such settings, composers and musicians working with simultaneous temporalities, lines, groups, textures and characters offer intimations of a just totality for culturally fragmented societies.
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