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    Granting Time Its Passage
    The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 10 51-57. 1998.
    Many philosophers who support a four-dimensionalist metaphysics of things also conceive of experience as a state of a mind having temporal extension or existing as a momentary feature of the dimension of time. This essay shows that such a strict four-dimensionalism — suggested in works by D. M. Armstrong, Mark Heller, and David Lewis — cannot be correct, since it cannot allow for the passing of time that is essential to awareness. The argument demonstrates that the positing of any temporal proce…Read more
  •  9
    Supplementable Adequacy: Ground for a Situated Certainty
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 39 (3): 359-384. 2001.
  •  14
    Freedom, the Self, and Ethical Practice According to Michel Foucault
    International Philosophical Quarterly 35 (4): 449-467. 1995.
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    No Longer the Cave of History: Knowing the Universal in Context
    International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (1): 41-62. 2002.
    This essay argues against David Carr’s relativism by clarifying the in principle requirements appropriate to non-relative truths and showing that de facto differences of conceptual frameworks threaten none of them. Non-relative truths are not threatened by history. This defense of non-relative truth belongs to a larger defense of Husserlian “science” that shows how essences, even those “delivered” by history, have a universal “governance” and can be affirmed in nonrelative truths-as such science…Read more
  •  30
    Supplementable Adequacy: Ground for a Situated Certainty
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 39 (3): 359-384. 2001.
  •  10
    No Longer the Cave of History: Knowing the Universal in Context
    International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (1): 41-62. 2002.
    This essay argues against David Carr’s relativism by clarifying the in principle requirements appropriate to non-relative truths and showing that de facto differences of conceptual frameworks threaten none of them. Non-relative truths are not threatened by history. This defense of non-relative truth belongs to a larger defense of Husserlian “science” that shows how essences, even those “delivered” by history, have a universal “governance” and can be affirmed in nonrelative truths-as such science…Read more
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    Situating phenomenology: Husserl's acceptance of the contextual powers that be
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (4): 603-634. 2007.
    : Many philosophers interpret Edmund Husserl as relying upon his phenomenological epoché to escape contextual powers so as to recover a contextually unconditioned "constituting" consciousness. I show, however, that in both Ideas I and Cartesian Meditations Husserl relies upon the epoché for something more modest, though important: studying the immanent "reaches" of experience—experience providing, among other things, intuitive disclosures that ultimately legitimate all "science." For this study,…Read more
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    Introduction to Phenomenology
    Review of Metaphysics 55 (1): 150-151. 2001.
    Drawing upon his almost thirty years of reading and lecturing on phenomenology, Moran provides in this book an introduction to the phenomenological movement—a movement that, as he rightly claims, “in many ways, typifies the course of European philosophy in the twentieth century”. Moran’s book sketches the views of nine philosophers whose works either fall squarely within the parameters of phenomenology or draw a significant inspiration from phenomenology. He begins with an introduction to the th…Read more