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    This article introduces the first English translation of one of Tanabe’s early essays on metaphysics. It questions the relation of the universal to the particular in context of logic, phenomenology, Neo-Kantian epistemology, and classical metaphysics. Tanabe provides his reflections on the nature of the concept of universality and its constitutive relation to phenomenal particulars through critical analyses of the issue as it is discussed across various schools of philosophy including: British E…Read more
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  • Gladly to Learn and Gladly to Teach: Essays on Religion and Political Philosophy in Honor of Ernest L. Fortin, A.A
    with Paul J. Archambault, J. Brian Benestad, Christopher Bruell, Frederick J. Crosson, Robert Faulkner, Marc D. Guerra, Thomas S. Hibbs, Alfred L. Ivry, Fr Mathew L. Lamb, Marc A. LePain, David Lowenthal, Harvey C. Mansfield, Paul W. McNellis, and Susan Meld Shell
    Lexington Books. 2002.
    For half a century, Ernest Fortin's scholarship has charmed and educated theologians and philosophers with its intellectual search for the best way to live. Written by friends, colleagues, and students of Fortin, this book pays tribute to a remarkable thinker in a series of essays that bear eloquent testimony to Fortin's influence and his legacy. A formidable commentator on Catholic philosophical and political thought, Ernest Fortin inspired others with his restless inquiries beyond the boundari…Read more
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    In recent years, some simulation theorists have claimed that the discovery of mirror neurons provides empirical support for the position that mind reading is, at some basic level, simulation. The purpose of this essay is to question that claim. I begin by providing brief context for the current mind reading debate and then developing an influential simulationist account of mind reading. I then draw on the works of Edmund Husserl and Edith Stein to develop an alternative, phenomenological account…Read more
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    REVIEW: Being Reconfigured by Ian Leask (review)
    Bibliographia 1. 2013.
  • Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle (edited book)
    Lexington Books. 2010.
    Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle is a collection of essays composed by students and friends of Thomas L. Pangle to honor his seminal work and outstanding guidance in the study of political philosophy. These essays examine both Socrates' and modern political philosophers' attempts to answer the question of the right life for human beings, as those attempts are introduced and elaborated in the work of thinkers from Homer and Thucydides to Nietzsche and Charles Taylor.
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    From Nature to Spirit: Husserl's Phenomenology of the Person in Ideen II
    Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy 5 (1): 4-22. 2014.
    In this article, I explicate Husserl’s phenomenology of the person as found in Ideen II by examining the most important aspects of persons in this work. In the first section, I explicate the concept of the surrounding world (Umwelt) with special attention to the difference between the different attitudes (Einstellungen) that help determine the sense of constituted objects of experience. In the second section, I investigate Husserl’s description of the person as a founded, higher order, spiritual…Read more
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    REVIEW: Phenomenology of Sociality (review)
    Husserl Studies 32 (3): 271-278. 2016.
  • Gladly to Learn and Gladly to Teach: Essays on Religion and Political Philosophy in Honor of Ernest L. Fortin, A.A
    with Paul J. Archambault, J. Brian Benestad, Christopher Bruell, Frederick J. Crosson, Robert Faulkner, Marc D. Guerra, Thomas S. Hibbs, Alfred L. Ivry, Douglas Kries, Fr Mathew L. Lamb, Marc A. LePain, David Lowenthal, Harvey C. Mansfield, Paul W. McNellis, and S. J. Susan Meld Shell
    Lexington Books. 2002.
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    It is commonplace to speak of social groups as if they were capable of the same sorts of activities as individuals. We say, “Germany won the World Cup”; “The United States invaded Iraq”; and “The world mourned the passing of Nelson Mandela”. In so doing, we attribute agency, belief, and emotional states to groups themselves. In recent years, much literature devoted to analyzing such statements and their implications has emerged. Within this literature, the issue of “intentionalism,” whether indi…Read more