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    The Metaphoric Fallacy to a Deductive Inference
    Informal Logic 30 (2): 185-193. 2010.
    Our article identifies and describes the metaphoric fallacy to a deductive inference (MFDI) that is an example of incorrect reasoning along the lines of the false analogy fallacy. The MFDI proceeds from informal semantical (metaphorical) claims to a supposedly formally deductive and necessary inference. We charge that such an inference is invalid. We provide three examples of the MFDI to demonstrate the structure of this invalid form of reasoning. Our goal is to contribute to the set of known in…Read more
  •  61
    The Metaphoric Fallacy to a Deductive Inference
    Informal Logic: Reasoning and Argumentation in Theory and Practice 30 (2): 185-193. 2010.
    Our article identifies and describes the metaphoric fallacy to a deductive inference (MFDI) that is an example of incorrect reasoning along the lines of the false analogy fallacy. The MFDI proceeds from informal semantical (metaphorical) claims to a supposedly formally deductive and necessary inference. We charge that such an inference is invalid. We provide three examples of the MFDI to demonstrate the structure of this invalid form of reasoning. Our goal is to contribute to the se…Read more
  •  40
    The Future Past of the Nation State and the European Union
    The European Legacy 14 (1): 79-82. 2009.
    No abstract
  •  27
    Nagarjuna's Negative Ontology
    Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 12 115-146. 2007.
  •  17
    Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism (edited book)
    with David Brubaker, Gerald Cipriani, Jay Goulding, Hyong-hyo Kim, Gereon Kopf, Glen A. Mazis, Shigenori Nagatomo, Carl Olson, Bernard Stevens, Funaki Toru, and Brook Ziporyn
    Lexington Books. 2009.
    Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism explores a new mode of philosophizing through a comparative study of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and philosophies of major Buddhist thinkers including Nagarjuna, Chinul, Dogen, Shinran, and Nishida Kitaro. The book offers an intercultural philosophy in which opposites intermingle in a chiasmic relationship, and which brings new understanding regarding the self and the self's relation with others in a globalized and multicultural world
  •  16
    The Natural Complexes of Encounters
    Idealistic Studies 49 (2): 103-121. 2019.
    The totalizing and absolutizing tendencies of metaphysics can undermine our essential ethical relationality. Is there a metaphysics that is robust enough and conducive to preserving this intuition? In answer, this paper will draw upon Martin Buber and Justus Buchler. Buber’s seminal work, I and Thou, explores the nature of the ethical encounter. Buchler’s Metaphysics of Natural Complexes develops a general ontology, which can be described as an ordinal metaphysics. Encounters are thoroughly rela…Read more
  •  12
    The World of Perception (review)
    Dialogue 45 (2): 410-414. 2006.
  •  9
    Sunshot: Peril and Wonder in the Gran Desierto
    with Bill Broyles
    University of Arizona Press. 2006.
    This book chronicles his years of exploration, a vivid and personal introduction to a thorny but ultimately enchanting place that manages to endear itself over time, if it doesn’t kill you first.
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    In this book, Michael P. Berman uses Merleau-Ponty’s thought to develop a critique, grounded in his phenomenology, of certain issues in the philosophy of religion such as faith, love, vision, soul, magic and miracles, judgment, evil, and hallowing.