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  1. The Pleasures of Revenge.Richard T. McClelland - 2010 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 31 (3-4):195-235.
    Revenge is universal in human cultures, and is essentially personal and retributive. Its moral status is contested, as is its rationality. Revenge is traditionally associated with pleasure, but this association is not accounted for in contemporary philosophical treatments of revenge. Here I supply a theory of normal narcissistic functioning that can explain this association. Normal narcissism is an adaptive form of inter-psychic processing which has to do with the regulation of a coherent set of meta-representations of the agent. It can (...)
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  2. A Naturalistic View of Human Dignity.Richard T. McClelland - 2011 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 32 (1):5.
    References to human dignity abound in contemporary political, legal, and ethical documents and practices, including a widening representation in bioethical contexts. Appeals to dignity characteristically involve some notion of equality and the idea that there is some range of actions which ought never to be directed at persons . However, much of this contemporary use of dignity leaves the concept itself under-developed or poorly grounded. This sometimes conduces to a broadly skeptical view that dignity has any determinate content, or that (...)
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    "Synesius of Cyrene: Philosopher-Bishop", by J. Bregman. [REVIEW]Richard T. Mcclelland - 1985 - Ancient Philosophy 5 (1):127.
  4. Divine Causation.Richard T. Mcclelland & Robert J. Deltete - 2000 - Faith and Philosophy 17 (1):3-25.
    Quentin Smith has argued that it is logically impossible for there to be a divine cause of the universe. His argument is based on a Humean analysis of causation (confined to event causation, specifically excluding any consideration of agency) and a principle drawn from that analysis that he takes to be a logical requirement for every possibly valid theory of causation. He also thinks that all divine volitions are efficacious of logical necessity. We argue that all of these claims are (...)
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  5. Normal Narcissism and Its Pleasures.Richard T. McClelland - 2010 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 31 (1-2):85-125.
    Normal narcissistic functioning has to do with the regulation of a coherent set of metarepresentations of the acting agent. That set of meta-representations has its own interior architecture and dynamics. Normal narcissistic functioning is an adaptive form of interpsychic processing which can be given a general account by integrating views of it drawn from the clinical traditions of psychoanalysis, empirical psychology, and contemporary cognitive and neurosciences. This is not to be confused with any form of organized psychopathology, though pathological forms (...)
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    Creation, Co‐Operation, and Causality: A Reply to Gregersen.Richard T. McClelland & Robert J. Deltete - 1999 - Zygon 34 (1):101-109.
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    Time and Modality in Aristotle, Metaphysics IX. 3—4.Richard T. Mcclelland - 1981 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 63 (2):130-149.
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    Synesius of Cyrene: Philosopher-Bishop.Richard T. Mcclelland - 1985 - Ancient Philosophy 5 (1):127 - 133.
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    Critical Study of Michael Novak, No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers.Richard T. Mcclelland - 2008 - Philo 11 (2):203-226.
    This study develops a concept of “justificatory respect” and applies it to a recent theistic response to contemporary presentations ofatheism and agnosticism. The related concepts of reflexive justificatory respect (applying to one’s own positions) and of an associated epistemic virtue as necessary but not sufficient conditions for theists and unbelievers to engage one another in successful dialogical inquiry are also developed. Novak’s book signally fails to exercise both kinds of respect. His failures serve to partially delineate the condition for success (...)
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    No One Sees God.Richard T. McClelland - 2009 - Review of Metaphysics 62 (3):677-678.