• William James's Reconception of Truth
    Dissertation, Harvard University. 1993.
    In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, "pragmatists" have gone "beyond realism and idealism," and turned away from traditional solutions to the traditional problems of what objects are, where they are located , and how they are represented in the minds that have true knowledge of them. They have done this by turning away from the traditional problems themselves: they more-or-less ceased worrying about "objects," and offered instead a new way of accounting for truth and knowledge in terms of …Read more
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    Nietzsche for Determinists
    International Studies in Philosophy 31 (3): 43-56. 1999.
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    A Fairly Short Response to a Really Short Refutation
    Journal of Philosophical Research 36 35-41. 2011.
    Brian Ribeiro argues that the pragmatic theory of truth massively misrepresents the actual use of the terms “true” and “truth.” Truths, he observes, can be distinguished from “illusions.” The latter misrepresent reality and the former do not. Psychologists, as they report on the way mentally healthy people commonly overestimate themselves, draw just this distinction. They tell us of many beliefs that are “adaptive” but illusory. Pragmatists cannot draw this distinction because their theory expla…Read more
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    Rorty the Reformer?
    Ideas Y Valores 57 (138): 73-91. 2008.
    Rorty should be read as a reformer, rather than a revolutionary transformer. While the reformer aims to improve what is already good, the revolutionary transformer seeks to dispense with the merely good in a quest for the absolutely best. For Rorty this choice was a bad choice. In order to make the ..
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    A Fairly Short Response to a Really Short Refutation
    Journal of Philosophical Research 36 35-41. 2011.
    Brian Ribeiro argues that the pragmatic theory of truth massively misrepresents the actual use of the terms “true” and “truth.” Truths, he observes, can be distinguished from “illusions.” The latter misrepresent reality and the former do not. Psychologists, as they report on the way mentally healthy people commonly overestimate themselves, draw just this distinction. They tell us of many beliefs that are “adaptive” but illusory. Pragmatists cannot draw this distinction because their theory expla…Read more
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    Charles Sanders Peirce complained that James allowed pragmatism to become "infected" with "seeds of death" like the idea that truth is mutable. The Truth is What Works is an attempt to defend James's pragmatic theory of truth from a wide range of critics including Peirce, Betrand Russell, Hilary Putnam, and Cornel West. Cormier runs the gauntlet of historical and contemporary criticism in an attempt to show, not that Jamesian pragmatism does in fact contain a perfectly good theory of objective r…Read more
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    Bringing Omar back to life
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 22 (3). 2008.
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    James, Royce, and logic
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 19 (4): 201-214. 2005.
  • William James on Nation and Race
    In Chad Kautzer & Eduardo Mendieta (eds.), Pragmatism, Nation, and Race: Community in the Age of Empire, Indiana University Press. pp. 142. 2009.
  • Comment On Talisse And Aikin
    William James Studies 6 10-17. 2011.