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  1. Matters of Faith and Matters of Principle: Religious Truth Claims and Their Logic.John H. Whittaker - 1980 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 18 (1):104-104.
     
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  2. Suspension of the Ethical in Fear and Trembling.John H. Whittaker - 1988 - Kierkegaardiana 14:101-13.
     
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    The logic of authoritative revelations.John H. Whittaker - 2010 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 68 (1-3):167-181.
    Despite the tendency to think that the justification of revealed truths depends on a verifiable contact with divine reality, this essay argues that the authoritative status of revelations is due to their role in defining a distinctively religious order of judgment. Rather than being immediately apparent to everyone, this kind of authority is local to particular forms of judgment that depend on the principles that frame these ways of thinking. Revelatory claims are logically exempted from the normal demands of justification (...)
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    Religious and epistemological mysteries.John H. Whittaker - 2003 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 54 (3):137-156.
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    Tractatus 6.4312: Immortality and the Riddle of Life.John H. Whittaker - 1983 - Philosophical Investigations 6 (1):37-48.
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    The possibilities of sense.Dewi Zephaniah Phillips & John H. Whittaker (eds.) - 2002 - New York: Palgrave.
    Remarkable in the range that it covers, The Possibilities of Sense testifies to an equally remarkable philosopher. In essays on ethics and thephilosophy of religion, on literature and education, the contributors displaynot only the breadth of D.Z. Phillips's work but also its power. This powercomes largely from Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose significance as a moral and religious philosopher rivals his reputation as a philosopher of language.
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  7. Basil Mitchell, Faith and Criticism.John H. Whittaker - 1996 - Philosophical Investigations 19:205-208.
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    Belief, Practice, and Grammatical Understanding.John H. Whittaker - 2001 - Faith and Philosophy 18 (4):465-482.
  9. Can a Purely Grammatical Inquiry be Religiously Persuasive?John H. Whittaker - 1996 - In Timothy Tessin & Mario Von der Ruhr (eds.), Philosophy and the grammar of religious belief. New York: St. Martin's Press.
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    D. Z. Phillips and reasonable belief.John H. Whittaker - 2008 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 63 (1-3):103-129.
    As an illustration of what Phillips called the "heterogeneity of sense," this essay concentrates on differences in what is meant by a "reason for belief." Sometimes saying that a belief is reasonable simply commends the belief's unquestioned acceptance as a part of what we understand as a sensible outlook. Here the standard picture of justifying truth claims on evidential grounds breaks down; and it also breaks down in cases of fundamental moral and religious disagreement, where the basic beliefs that we (...)
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    Kierkegaard and Existence Communications.John H. Whittaker - 1988 - Faith and Philosophy 5 (2):168-184.
    Kierkegaard occasionally mentions a type of belief which he calls an “existence communication,” and his discussion of such beliefs parallels his discussion of subjective truths (in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript). Existence communications include religious beliefs. I suggest that it is less misleading to focus on this term than it is to wrestle with the difficult and overworked notion of subjective truths; ultimately, his view of religious beliefs can be seen more clearly.His view does not fully emerge, however, without the assistance (...)
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    Kierkegaard on Names, Concepts, and Proofs for God's Existence.John H. Whittaker - 1979 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 10 (2):117 - 129.
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    Kierkegaard on the concept of authority.John H. Whittaker - 1999 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 46 (2):83-101.
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    Literal and Figurative Language of God.John H. Whittaker - 1981 - Religious Studies 17 (1):39 - 54.
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    Literal and Figurative Language of God: JOHN H. WHITTAKER.John H. Whittaker - 1981 - Religious Studies 17 (1):39-54.
    One of the most peculiar features of the belief in God is the accompanying claim that God is an indescribable mystery, an object of faith but never an object of knowledge. In certain contexts – in worship, for example – this claim undoubtedly serves a useful purpose; and so I do not want to dismiss the idea altogether. But when pious remarks about the ineffable nature of God are taken out of context and turned into philosophy, the result is usually (...)
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    Religious beliefs as purpose claims.John H. Whittaker - 1986 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 20 (1):17 - 30.
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    Supernatural acts and supervenient explanations.John H. Whittaker - 1990 - Sophia 29 (2):17-32.
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    Self-honesty and Grammatical Appeals.John H. Whittaker - 2011 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4):529-546.
    One persistent element of Wittgenstein’s philosophical work is his insistence on self-honesty as a condition for doing logical or sense-oriented philosophy.This gives his work a spiritual weight that is not often appreciated. Yet the connection between self-honesty and logical insights is unclear, and this paper attemptsto clarify it. The paper includes brief introductions to Wittgenstein’s earlier and later thought, along with some religiously relevant examples.
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    Selfishness, Self-Concern and Happiness.John H. Whittaker - 1980 - Journal of Religious Ethics 8 (1):149 - 159.
    To see how one can unselfishly pursue his moral obligations for the sake of being happy, we need to distinguish between the universal, unchosen, unfocused desire for happiness and the particular, variable desire for that in which we invest our larger interest in being happy. Only the latter form of the desire for happiness threatens to reduce morality to a menial status.
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    William James on 'overbeliefs' and 'live options'.John H. Whittaker - 1983 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 14 (4):203 - 216.
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    Wittgensteinian Philosophy of Religion.John H. Whittaker - 1997 - In Charles Taliaferro & Philip L. Quinn (eds.), A Companion to Philosophy of Religion. Cambridge, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 659–666.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Works cited Additional recommended readings.
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    A Confusion of the Spheres. [REVIEW]John H. Whittaker - 2009 - Review of Metaphysics 62 (3):690-692.
  23. Gary Gutting: "Religious Belief and Religious Skepticism". [REVIEW]John H. Whittaker - 1986 - The Thomist 50 (1):167.
     
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  24. The Architecture of Religion: A Theoretical Essay by Paul Wiebe. [REVIEW]John H. Whittaker - 1987 - The Thomist 51 (2):388-391.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:388 BOOK REVIEWS Nielsen's essays. The development of such notions need not be a defense of religion. It may weU be that passions elicited and developed in some religious beliefs are not to be encouraged. (This is part of Hume's argument in The Natural History of ReUgion.) The chief shortcoming of Nielsen in this area is his apparent inability to recognize any form of religious interest other than a (...)
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    Rush Rhees, On Religion and Philosophy. [REVIEW]John H. Whittaker - 2001 - Philosophical Investigations 22 (4):341-348.
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    Sympathy: A philosophical analysis. [REVIEW]John H. Whittaker - 2005 - Journal of Value Inquiry 39 (1):127-130.
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    John H. Whittaker (ed.), The Possibilities of Sense: Essays in Honour of D. Z. Phillips. [REVIEW]John H. Whittaker - 2004 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 55 (3):197-199.
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    Wittgenstein’s On Certainty: There – Like our Life – Rush Rhees The Third Wittgenstein: The Post‐Investigations Works – Danièle Moyal‐Sharrock Understanding Wittgenstein’s On Certainty – Edited by Danièle Moyal‐Sharrock. [REVIEW]John H. Whittaker - 2006 - Philosophical Investigations 29 (3):287-300.
    Books reviewed: Rush Rhees, Wittgenstein’s On Certainty: There – Like our Life, D. Z. Phillips (ed.), (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003), 195 pp. incl. Index; $29.95; referred to in the text as Rhees. Danièle Moyal‐Sharrock, The Third Wittgenstein: The Post‐Investigations Works (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), 225 pp. incl. Index; $99.95; referred to in the text as Third Witt. Danièle Moyal‐Sharrock (ed.), Understanding Wittgenstein’s On Certainty (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2004), 250 pp. incl. Index; $75.00; referred to in the text as M‐S. Reviewed by Louisiana (...)
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