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    Towards a Non-Mechanistic Theory of Meaning.Richard McDonough - 1989 - Mind 98 (389):1-21.
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    Wittgenstein: From a Religious Point of View?Richard McDonough - 2016 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 15 (43):3-27.
    Wittgenstein’s remark to Drury that he looks at philosophical problems from a religious point of view has greatly puzzled commentators. The paper argues that the readings given by commentators Malcolm, Winch and Lebron are illuminating, but inadequate. Second, using Wittgenstein’s “use-conception of meaning” as an example, the paper proposes a more adequate reading that emphasizes Wittgenstein’s view that “nothing is hidden”. In this connection, the paper examines Fodor’s critique of Wittgenstein’s “use-conception” and shows how Fodor only refutes a “misuse-conception meaning” (...)
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    Religious Fundamentalism: A Conceptual Critique.Richard McDonough - 2013 - Religious Studies 49 (4):561-579.
    The article argues that religious fundamentalism, understood, roughly, as the view that people must obey God's commands unconditionally, is conceptually incoherent because such religious fundamentalists inevitably must substitute human judgement for God's judgement. The article argues, first, that fundamentalism, founded upon the normal sort of indirect communications from God, is indefensible. Second, the article considers the crucial case in which God is said to communicate directly to human beings, and argues that the fundamentalist interpretation of such communications is also incoherent, (...)
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    Martin Heidegger's Being and Time.Richard M. McDonough - 2006 - Peter Lang.
    The ideas of Martin Heidegger, one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, have had a profound influence on work in literary theory and aesthetics, as well as on mainstream philosophy. This book offers a clear and concise guide to Heidegger's notoriously complex writings, while giving special attention to his major work Being and Time. Richard McDonough adds historical context by exploring Heidegger's intellectual roots in German idealism and ancient Greek philosophy, and introduces readers to the key themes (...)
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    The False Prison: A Study of the Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy.Richard McDonough - 1991 - Noûs 25 (3):377-380.
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  6. Wittgenstein's Affirmation of Mysticism in His "Private Language" Argument.Richard McDonough - 2019 - Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy (2):681-702.
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    Kant’s Emergence and Sellarsian Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 2014 - Open Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):44-53.
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    The Argument of the 'Tractatus'.Richard McDonough - 1990 - Noûs 24 (3):492-494.
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    The Argument of the Tractatus: Its Relevance to Contemporary Theories of Logic, Language, Mind, and Philosophical Truth.Richard M. McDonough - 1986 - State University of New York Press.
    The Argument of the "Tractatus" presents a single unified interpretation of the Tractatus based on Wittgenstein's own view that the philosophy of logic is the real foundation of his philosophical system.
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  10. A Music Model of Zettel 608: Haydn and Beethoven.Richard McDonough - forthcoming - Journal of Music and Meaning 14.
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    Wittgenstein, German Organicism, Chaos, and the Center of Life.Richard McDonough - 2004 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (3):297-326.
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    A Culturalist Account of Folk Psychology.Richard McDonough - 1991 - In John D. Greenwood (ed.), The Future of Folk Psychology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 263-288.
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    Is Same-Sex Marriage an Equal-Rights Issue?Richard McDonough - 2005 - Public Affairs Quarterly 19 (1):51-63.
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    Kant’s “Historicist” Alternative to Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 1995 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 (2):203-220.
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    The Dao That Cannot Be Named.Richard McDonough - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 67 (3):738-762.
    To produce a history entirely from speculations alone seems no better than to sketch a romance.... Yet, what may not be [known about actual history], can, nonetheless, be attempted through speculation regarding their first beginnings, as far as these are made by nature. The first stanza of the Dao-de Jing, one of the most memorable passages in world literature, is not a paradigm of clarity. Alan Chan distinguishes six sorts of approaches to interpreting the Dao-de Jing : mythological, mystical, religious, (...)
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  16. Organicism.Richard McDonough - 2016 - Dictionary of the Philosophy of Mind.
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    Heidegger, Externalism, and Mechanism.Richard M. McDonough - 1995 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 26 (2):127-146.
  18. Philosophy in a Fallen Language: Wittgenstein, Goethe, Milton.Richard McDonough - 2015 - Studies in Literature and Language 10 (4).
     
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    A Gestalt-Model of Zettel 608.Richard McDonough - 2016 - Idealistic Studies 46 (2):163-182.
    Most scholars understand para. 608 of Zettel to suggest that language and thought might arise from chaos at the neural centre. However, this contradicts Wittgenstein’s signature view that the philosopher must not advance theories. The paper proposes an alternative model of Z608 based on the Austrian Gestalt-movement that influenced Wittgenstein. Z608 does not suggest that language and thought might arise from chaos in the brain but that they may arise in a different non-causal sense from the “chaos” of activities in (...)
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    Notes From the (Korean) Underground: Bong Joon Ho's Parasite.Richard Michael McDonough - forthcoming - In Parasite: A Philosophical Exploration On the film Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho (2019). Leiden:
    Parasite is best seen in existential rather than moral terms. It does not issue in moral, social or economic judgements. The film describes, or perhaps portrays, the dreamlike mode of fantasy “existence” the “underground” people in a society so rigidly stratified that communication with people on the other side of the societal “lines” is literally impossible, inevitably resulting in the destruction, real or metaphorical, of everyone on both sides of those lines.
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    The Last Stand of Mechanism.Richard McDonough - 1992 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 6 (3):206-25.
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    Plato’s Cosmic Animal Vs. The Daoist Cosmic Plant: Religious and Ideological Implications.Richard McDonough - 2016 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 15 (45):3-23.
    Heidegger claims that it is the ultimate job of philosophy to preserve the force of the “elemental words” in which human beings express themselves. Many of these elemental words are found in the various cosmogonies that have informed cultural ideologies around the world. Two of these “elemental words,” which shape the ideologies are the animal-model of the cosmos in Plato’s Timaeus and the mechanical models developed in the 17th-18th centuries in Europe. The paper argues that Daoism employs a third, and (...)
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    Heidegger on Authenticity, Freedom, and Individual Agency: An Aristotelian Model.Richard Mcdonough - 1998 - International Studies in Philosophy 30 (2):69-91.
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    Wittgenstein's Augustinian Cosmogony in Zettel 608.Richard McDonough - 2015 - Philosophy and Literature 39 (1):87-106.
    No supposition seems to me more natural than that there is no process in the brain correlated with associating or with thinking; so that it would be impossible to read off thought processes from brain processes. I mean this: if I talk or write, there is, I assume, a system of impulses going out from my brain and correlated with my spoken or written thoughts. But why should the system continue further in the direction of the center? Why should this (...)
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    The Abuse of the Hypocrisy Charge in Politics.Richard McDonough - 2009 - Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (4):287-307.
    The charge of hypocrisy has been made in connection with several recent events—namely, the pair of "sex scandals" involving, respectively, Rep. Mark Foley and Sen. Larry Craig, the former, a Republican member of the House from Florida and the latter a Republican senator from Idaho. Foley was accused of sending sexually suggestive messages to teenage boys who had been or who were at the time congressional pages, and Craig was arrested for lewd conduct in a men's bathroom and pleaded guilty (...)
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  26. A Defence of Free Speech.Richard McDonough - 1989 - In Cedric Pan Jaganathan Muraleenathan (ed.), Thinking about Democracy. pp. 61-84.
    The paper gives a spirited defence of freedom of speech as the best means for attaining truth in a society and argues that the remedy for bad or false speech is not to curtail free speech but more free speech.
     
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    Wittgenstein's Reversal on the `Language of Thought' Doctrine.Richard McDonough - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):482-494.
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    The Religious-Cosmological Reading of Zettel 608.Richard McDonough - 2013 - Sophia 52 (2):259-279.
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  29. Emergence and Creativity: Five Degrees of Freedom.Richard McDonough - 2002 - In Terry Dartnall (ed.), Creativity, Cognition and Knowledge. pp. 283-302, 314-320.
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  30. The Limits of the Enlightenment.Richard McDonough - 1990 - Language and Communication 10 (4):255-265.
     
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  31. Wittgenstein's Refutation of Meaning-Scepticism.Richard McDonough - 1991 - In Klaus Puhl (ed.), Meaning Scepticism. De Gruyter. pp. 70-92.
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    Bringing Cognitive Science Back to Life.Richard McDonough - 1999 - Idealistic Studies 29 (3):173-213.
    It is worth noting that Wittgenstein provides an argument against analyticity that Quine allows. For Wittgenstein holds that even explicit conventions cannot determine "how one is to go on". I do not mean that Wittgenstein objects to analyticity. But this means he accounts for it in precisely the sorts of ways that Quine mentions but fails to pursue.
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  33. Wittgenstein's Doctrine of Silence.Richard McDonough - 1992 - The Thomist 56 (4):695-699.
    The paper argues that Wittgenstein's "doctrine of silence", the view that one cannot "say" philosophical propositions (and certain other things), does not, as usually believed, mean that one cannot, in the ordinary sense, engage in philosophical discourse about these things. The paper argues that in a certain sense on can "say" these things (as Wittgenstein himself does in the Tractatus). As a consequence, Wittgenstein is not, as some believe, committed to the inconsistent attempt to say what cannot be said.
     
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  34. Malcolm, Norman.Richard McDonough - 2017 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Norman Malcolm Norman Malcolm was instrumental in elaborating and defending Wittgenstein’s philosophy, which he saw as akin to a kind of “ordinary language” philosophy, in America. He also defended a novel interpretation of Moore’s “common sense philosophy” as a version of ordinary language philosophy, although Moore himself disagreed. Malcolm criticized Descartes’ account of mind … Continue reading Malcolm, Norman →.
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  35. A Synoptic View of Kant's Emergentism.Richard McDonough - 2011 - Iyyun 60:245-274.
    The paper argues that, as opposed to giving abstract descriptions of cognitive mechanisms, numerous emergence like positions, in senses opposed to mechanism, are found in Kant's various works.
     
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    Wittgenstein's Critique of Mechanistic Atomism.Richard McDonough - 1991 - Philosophical Investigations 14 (3):231-251.
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    Plato’s Not to Blame for Cognitive Science.Richard Mcdonough - 1991 - Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):301-314.
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    Referential Opacity and Hermeneutics in Plato’s Dialogue Form.Richard McDonough - 2013 - Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 5 (2):251-278.
    The paper argues that Plato’s dialogue form creates a Quinean “opaque context” that segregates the assertions by Plato’s characters in the dialogues from both Plato and the real world with the result that the dialogues require a hermeneutical interpretation. Sec. I argues that since the assertions in the dialogues are located inside an opaque context, the forms of life of the characters in the dialogues acquires primary philosophical importance for Plato. The second section argues that the thesis of Sec. I (...)
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    Putnam’s Argument That the Claim That We Are Brains-in-a-Vat is Self-Refuting.Richard McDonough - 2018 - Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 10 (1):149-159.
    In Reason, Truth and History, Putnam provides an influential argument for the materialist view that the supposition that we are all “actually” brains in a vat [BIV’s] is “necessarily false”. Putnam admits that his argument, inspired by insights in Wittgenstein’s later views, is “unusual”, but he is certain that it is a correct. He argues that the claim that we are BIV’s is self-refuting because, if we actually are BIV’s, then we cannot refer to real physical things like vats. Although (...)
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    Plato’s Not to Blame for Cognitive Science.Richard Mcdonough - 1991 - Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):301-314.
  41. Machine Predictability Versus Human Creativity.Richard McDonough - 1993 - In Terry Dartnall (ed.), Artificial Intelligence and Creativity. pp. 117-138.
    The paper argues that machines cannot duplicate human linguistic creativity because linguistic meaning is context dependent in a way that eludes any machine.
     
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    The Philosophical Psychologism of the Tractatus.Richard McDonough - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (4):425-447.
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    Kant’s “Historicist” Alternative to Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 1995 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 (2):203-219.
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    Wittgenstein’s Philosophy Of Humility. Part I: The Tractatus.Richard McDonough - 2021 - Postil Magazine.
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    Sartre’s Nausea as Liar Paradox.Richard McDonough - 2020 - Philosophy and Literature 44 (2):461-475.
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    The Question of Being, the Nature of Life, and Heidegger’s Mystical Theology.Richard McDonough - 1997 - Idealistic Studies 27 (3):217-238.
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    Hegel’s Organic Account of Mind and Critique of Cognitive Science.Richard Mcdonough - 1996 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 19 (1):67-97.
    Organic metaphors appear as early as §2 of the Phenomenology and throughout Hegel’s major works. The culmination of the dialectic is the moment where Life understands itself. Hegel even identifies the Notion with the “principle of all life”. Yet despite Hegel’s emphasis on the notion of Life, there is no general agreement about the significance of his notion of organism. Some commentators emphasize Hegel’s organicism only in connection with the notion of organic unities in Hegel’s social philosophy. Still others acknowledge (...)
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    Wittgenstein's Clarification of Hertzian Mechanistic Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 1994 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 11 (2):219 - 235.
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    The Gale–Pruss Cosmological Argument: Tractarian and Advaita Hindu Objections.Richard Mcdonough - 2016 - Religious Studies 52 (4):513-523.
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    David Avraham Weiner, "Genius and Talent: Schopenhauer's Influence on Wittgenstein's Early Philosophy". [REVIEW]Richard McDonough - 1993 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (3):469.
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