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    From Perception to Action
    Sartre Studies International 26 (2): 51-62. 2020.
    This paper re-examines the well-known problem of how it is possible to have an “intuition of absences” in Sartre’s example of Pierre. I argue that this problem is symptomatic of an overly theoretical interpretation of Sartre’s use of intentionality. First, I review Husserl’s notion of evidence within his phenomenology. Next, I introduce Sartre’s Pierre example and highlight some difficulties with interpreting it as a problem of perception. By focusing on Sartre’s notion of the project, I argue i…Read more
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    Central to Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca’s philosophical revival of rhetoric and dialectic is the importance given to the temporal character of argumentation. Unlike demonstration, situated within the “empty time” of a single instant, the authors of The New Rhetoric understand argumentation as an action that unfolds within the “full time” of meaningful human life. By taking a broader view of his work beyond The New Rhetoric, I first outline Perelman’s understanding of time and temporality and th…Read more
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    Rethinking Rhetorical Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy: The Living Art of Michael C. Leff
    with Curtis Hyra and Christopher W. Tindale
    Informal Logic 37 (2): 152-160. 2017.
    Book Review.