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Richard W. Field
Northwest Missouri State University
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Northwest Missouri State University
  1. Descartes on the Material Falsity of Ideas.Richard W. Field - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (3):309-333.
    Descartes claims in the Third Meditation that ideas of sense might be materially false. While an accurate interpretation of this claim has the potential of providing some valuable insights into Descartes's theory of ideas in general and his understanding of the epistemic status of sensations in particular, the explanation Descartes provides of the material falsity of ideas is itself obscure and misleading, making accurate interpretation difficult. In this paper an interpretation of material falsity is offered which identifies the fault of (...)
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    Experience and Value: Essays on John Dewey & Pragmatic Naturalism.S. Morris Eames, Elizabeth Ramsden Eames & Richard W. Field (eds.) - 2002 - Southern Illinois University Press.
    _Experience and Value: Essays on John Dewey and Pragmatic Naturalism _brings together twelve philosophical essays spanning the career of noted Dewey scholar, S. Morris Eames. The volume includes both critiques and interpretations of important issues in John Dewey’s value theory as well as the application of Eames’s pragmatic naturalism in addressing contemporary problems in social theory, education, and religion. The collection begins with a discussion of the underlying principles of Dewey’s pragmatic naturalism, including the concepts of nature, experience, and philosophic (...)
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    Pragmatic Failure and the Attribution of Belief.Richard W. Field - 2007 - Journal of Philosophical Research 32:133-143.
    Twentieth-century action theory has concentrated on the relationship of intention to action, and thereby the relationship of belief as an occurrent state of the agent to the agent’s action. This stress on belief appears to be predicated on the view that our actions are primarily guided by our understanding of the relevant conditions of action, a view encouraged by the fact that we can and do attribute beliefs to ourselves and others to explain instances of the failure of an action (...)
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    William James and The Epochal Theory of Time.Richard W. Field - 1983 - Process Studies 13 (4):260-274.
    There are close affinities between James' theory of time as discussed in A Pluralistic Universe and the so-called epochal theory of time offered by Alfred North Whitehead. In this paper I examine James' theory and compare it with the views of Henri Bergson.
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    Dewey: A Beginner's Guide. [REVIEW]Richard W. Field - 2010 - Teaching Philosophy 33 (4):415-417.
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    John Dewey.Thomas Alexander & Richard W. Field - 2003 - In Philip B. Dematteis & Leemon B. McHenry (eds.), Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit, USA: Bruccoli-Clark. pp. 56-88.
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    Review of Hilary Putnam's Ethics Without Ontology. [REVIEW]Richard W. Field - 2007 - Southwest Philosophy Review 23 (2):111-115.
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    St. Thomas Aquinas on Properties and the Powers of the Soul.Richard W. Field - 1984 - Laval Théologique et Philosophique 40 (2):203-215.
    For Aquinas the vegetative powers of the soul (viz. nutrition, growth, and reproduction) are properties of living organisms: that is, they are characteristics of living organisms which, while not being essential characteristics, can nevertheless be predicated necessarily and convertibly of living organisms. Furthermore, they are active powers in the sense that they are capacities to perform certain actions which can have effects. But such and interpretation of Aquinas leads to the conceptual difficulty of allowing for the possibility of non-active living (...)
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    Transmission, Inheritance, and Efficient Causation.Richard W. Field - 1984 - Process Studies 14 (1):44-46.
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    Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism. [REVIEW]Richard W. Field - 2006 - Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (2):155-158.
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    Descartes' Proof of the Existence of Matter.Richard W. Field - 1985 - Mind 94 (374):244-249.
    The primary purpose of this paper is to offer an interpretation of Descartes' proof of the existence of matter as found in Meditation VI--an interpretation that is, I believe, the only one consistent with the relevant texts. The one guiding principle I use in offering this interpretation is the principle of charity, that is, when one interprets any philosopher's argument, and unsound argument should not be accepted as his unless there is no alternative interpretive argument that is both sound and (...)
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    A New Stoicism. [REVIEW]Richard W. Field - 2002 - Southwest Philosophy Review 18 (2):169-171.
  13. The Temporal Dimension of Causal Relationships.Richard W. Field - 1983 - Dialogue 26:17-26.
    Historically one of the recurring problems which philosophers have faced when trying to come to some understanding of causation is the temporal relationship of the cause to the effect. Philosophers have as yet not achieved any consensus on this issue. Indeed one is able to appeal to the literature on this subject and fine some support for every position which is logically possible. The goal of this paper is to reduce the number of positions concerning the temporal relationship of cause (...)
     
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  14. Whitehead, Process Philosophy, and Education. [REVIEW]Richard W. Field - 1983 - Kinesis 13:38-40.