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    Appropriating Heidegger (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2000.
    Although Martin Heidegger is undeniably one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, among the philosophers who study his work we find considerable disagreement over what might seem to be basic issues: why is Heidegger important? What did his work do? This volume is an explicit response to these differences, and is unique in bringing together representatives of many different approaches to Heidegger's philosophy. Topics covered include Heidegger's place in the 'history of b…Read more
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    The Past and Future Community
    Levinas Studies 3 79-100. 2008.
    Emmanuel Levinas asks, “In what meaning can community dress itself without reducing Difference?” (OB 154 / AE 197). Can there be a community that does not create its unity by erasing the differences between those whom it joins, a community that does not establish itself by imposing the Same? His answer is yes. Contrary to the thinkers of community in the philosophical tradition, thinkers like Hobbes, Rousseau, and Kant, Levinas states, “between the one I am and theother for whom I am responsible…Read more
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    Whose voice do I hear? Risser on Gadamer on the other
    Research in Phenomenology 28 (1): 292-298. 1998.
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    Review of Aristotle's psychology (review)
    Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 10 (1): 51-53. 1990.
    Reviews the book, Aristotle's psychology by Daniel N. Robinson . Daniel Robinson has provided an excellent introduction to an overview of Aristotle's psychology, giving background necessary for understanding that psychology, teasing a psychology out the variety of Aristotle's work, and placing Aristotle's psychology sympathetically within the broader scope of his scientific inquiry. Robinson takes on difficult issues such as the relation between Plato and Aristotle, Aristotle's theory of causati…Read more
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    Levinas, meaning, and an ethical science of psychology: Scientific inquiry as rupture
    with Samuel D. Downs and Edwin E. Gantt
    Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 32 (2): 69-85. 2012.
    Much of the understanding of the nature of science in contemporary psychology is founded on a positivistic philosophy of science that cannot adequately account for meaning as experienced. The phenomenological tradition provides an alternative approach to science that is attentive to the inherent meaningfulness of human action in the world. Emmanuel Levinas argues, however, that phenomenology, at least as traditionally conceived, does not provide sufficient grounds for meaning. Levinas argues tha…Read more
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    The Uncanny Origin of Ethics
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 20 (2/1): 233-247. 1998.
  •  6
    Learning as embodied familiarization
    with Stephen C. Yanchar and Jonathan S. Spackman
    Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 33 (4): 216. 2013.
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    Review of Aristotle’s psychology (review)
    Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 10 (1): 51-53. 1990.
    Reviews the book, Aristotle's psychology by Daniel N. Robinson. Daniel Robinson has provided an excellent introduction to an overview of Aristotle's psychology, giving background necessary for understanding that psychology, teasing a psychology out the variety of Aristotle's work, and placing Aristotle's psychology sympathetically within the broader scope of his scientific inquiry. Robinson takes on difficult issues such as the relation between Plato and Aristotle, Aristotle's theory of causatio…Read more
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    Adam and Eve—Community: Reading Genesis 2-3
    Journal of Philosophy and Scripture 1 (1). 2003.
  • Reconsidering Psychology (edited book)
    with R. Williams
    Duquesne University Press. 1990.
  • Aristotle's Two Systems
    Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 10 (1): 51-53. 1990.
  • The Uncanny Origin of Ethics: Gift, Interruption or...?
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 20 (2/1): 233-247. 1998.
  • Emmanuel Levinas asks, “In what meaning can community dress itself without reducing Difference?”. Can there be a community that does not create its unity by erasing the differences between those whom it joins, a community that does not establish itself by imposing the Same? His answer is yes. Contrary to the thinkers of community in the philosophical tradition, thinkers like Hobbes, Rousseau, and Kant, Levinas states, “between the one I am and theother for whom I am responsible there gapes a dif…Read more
  • Transcendence in Philosophy and Religion
    Indiana University Press. 2003.
    Can transcendence be both philosophical and religious? Do philosophers and theologians conceive of the same thing when they think and talk about transcendence? Philosophy and religion have understood transcendence and other matters of faith differently, but both the language and concepts of religion, including transcendence, reside at the core of postmodern philosophy. Transcendence in Philosophy and Religion considers whether it is possible to analyze religious transcendence in a philosophical …Read more
  • Collectivity, Individuality and Community
    Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University. 1977.
  • Newton, science, and causation
    Journal of Mind and Behavior 16 (1): 77-86. 1995.
    Contrary to common belief, acceptance of Newtonian causation does not commit one to a mechanistic, materialistic, or deterministic understanding of the world. I argue that the Newtonian view can be assimilated to contemporary theoretical alternatives in psychology. This means that, given the Newtonian understanding of causation, it is possible for such alternatives to be scientific - to treat of causes - without requiring either mechanism, materialism, or mathematical formalizations. I argue tha…Read more