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    Stoic Pragmatism.John Lachs - 2012 - Indiana University Press.
    John Lachs, one of American philosophy's most distinguished interpreters, turns to William James, Josiah Royce, Charles S. Peirce, John Dewey, and George Santayana to elaborate stoic pragmatism, or a way to live life within reasonable limits. Stoic pragmatism makes sense of our moral obligations in a world driven by perfectionist human ambition and unreachable standards of achievement. Lachs proposes a corrective to pragmatist amelioration and stoic acquiescence by being satisfied with what is good enough. This personal, yet modest, philosophy offers (...)
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  2. Stoic Pragmatism.John Lachs - 2005 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 19 (2):95-106.
    Whatever specific beliefs pragmatists share concerning experience, knowledge, value, and meaning, they generally agree that a central part of the business of life is to make life better. James speaks of the ideal of meeting all needs, Royce of defeating evil, and Dewey of making experience richer and more secure. They are at one in thinking that human intelligence can make a vast difference to how well we live, and they extol the possibility of improving our circumstances. They tend to (...)
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  3. When Abstract Moralizing Runs Amok.John Lachs - 1994 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 5 (1):10.
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    Freedom and Limits.John Lachs - 2014 - Fordham University Press.
    Freedom and Limits is a defense of the value of freedom in the context of human finitude. Working out of the American pragmatist tradition, the book aims to reclaim the role of philosophy as a guide to life.
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  5. A Thoughtful Profession: The Early Years of the American Philosophical Association.James Campbell, Michael Eldridge, Bruce Kuklick, John Ryder, John Lachs & Erin Mckenna - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (2):373-410.
     
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  6. The Science of Knowledge: With the First and Second Introductions.Peter Heath & John Lachs (eds.) - 1982 - Cambridge University Press.
    A modern translation of J. G. Fichte's best known philosophical work, which contributed to the development of 19th Century German Idealism from Kant's critical philosophy.
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    The Future of Philosophy.John Lachs - 2004 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 78 (2):5 - 14.
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    American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia.John Lachs & Robert B. Talisse (eds.) - 2004 - Routledge.
    The _Encyclopedia of American Philosophy_ provides coverage of the major figures, concepts, historical periods and traditions in American philosophical thought. Containing over 600 entries written by scholars who are experts in the field, this _Encyclopedia_ is the first of its kind. It is a scholarly reference work that is accessible to the ordinary reader by explaining complex ideas in simple terms and providing ample cross-references to facilitate further study. The _Encyclopedia of American Philosophy_ contains a thorough analytical index and will (...)
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  9. Primitive Naturalism.John Lachs - 2009 - In John R. Shook & Paul Kurtz (eds.), The Future of Naturalism. Humanity Books.
     
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    Meddling: On the Virtue of Leaving Others Alone.John Lachs - 2014 - Indiana University Press.
    John Lachs claims that we are surrounded by people who seem to know what is good for us better than we do ourselves. Lachs discusses the joy of choice and the rare virtue of leaving others alone to lead their lives as they see fit. He does not mean that we abandon them in their genuine hour of need, but that we aid them on their own terms and not make help conditional upon adopting approved beliefs and behaviors. Lachs believes (...)
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    Can Philosophy Still Produce Public Intellectuals?John Lachs - 2009 - Philosophy Now 75:24-27.
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    Physician-Assisted Suicide.John Lachs - 2013 - In Arthur L. Caplan & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Bioethics. Wiley. pp. 25--203.
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    A Community of Individuals.John Lachs - 2002 - Routledge.
    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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    Is Aging a Disease?John Lachs - 2004 - HEC Forum 16 (3):173-181.
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  15. Both Better Off and Better: Moral Progress Amid Continuing Carnage.John Lachs - 2001 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 (3):173-183.
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    The Cost of Comfort.John Lachs - 2016 - Southwest Philosophy Review 32 (1):1-12.
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    Persons and Different Kinds of Persons.John Lachs - 1994 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 8 (3):155 - 163.
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    The Proofs of Realism.John Lachs - 1967 - The Monist 51 (2):284-304.
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    Grieving a Consummate Professional.John Lachs - 2010 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 46 (1):78-81.
    Peter Hare was a distinguished philosopher and editor. His loss is a great blow to American philosophy.
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    Remarks From the Pandemic Conference.John Lachs - 2020 - Overheard in Seville 38 (38):123-124.
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    The Enduring Value of Santayana’s Philosophy: Bulletin of the Santayana Society.John Lachs - 1988 - Overheard in Seville 6 (6):1-13.
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  22. Is There an Absolute Self? In Fichte and Contemporary Philosophy.John Lachs - 1988 - Philosophical Forum 19 (2-3):169-181.
     
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    Labour and Hope.John Lachs - 2007 - The Philosophers' Magazine 39 (39):40-42.
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    Free From the Problem of Freedom.John Lachs - 1987 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 35:17-22.
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    Persons and Technology.John Lachs - 1985 - The Personalist Forum 1 (1):5-21.
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    God’s Action and Nature’s Ways.John Lachs - 1973 - Idealistic Studies 3 (3):223-228.
    I should like to offer three criticisms of Professor Cobb’s challenging paper. The first is that he has failed to explain how divine efficient causation in the world is possible. The second is that he did not succeed in showing that such divine causality is actual. Finally, he fell short of demonstrating that it is necessary to introduce the idea of God in a philosophy that is to give an adequate description of the world.
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  27. Barrett, Justin L.(2004) Why Would Anyone Believe in God? Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. $19.95, 160 Pp. Beckwith, Francis J., William Lane Craig and JP Moreland (2004) To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, $29.00, 396 Pp. [REVIEW]John Dillon, Lloyd P. Gerson, Franklin I. Gamwell, Sohail H. Hashmi, Steven P. Lee, Ruth Illman, Paul D. Janz, John Lachs, D. Micah Hester & Nancy K. Levene - 2005 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 57:217-218.
     
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    Hegel: The Essential Writings.John Lachs - 1975 - Teaching Philosophy 1 (2):206-207.
  29. American and European Values: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives.Matthew Caleb Flamm, John Lachs & Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński (eds.) - 2008 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    This well crafted volume provides unflinching assessments of the philosophical values that are beginning to unite - and that continue to divide - the cultures of America and Europe. Its contributors offer arguments that are once timely, provocative, and accessible. - Larry A. Hickman, The Center for Dewey Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale IL American and European Values is a far richer book than a misreading of its title might suggest: it is truly a both (American)-and (European), not an (...)
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  30. 10. Responses to Friendly Critics Responses to Friendly Critics (Pp. 596-648).Matthew Caleb Flamm, John Lachs, Daniel Moreno Moreno, Glenn Tiller, Nathan Houser, Krzysztof Chris Piotr Skowronski, Michael Brodrick, Vincent Colapietro & Douglas Anderson - 2009 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (4).
     
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  31. Thinking in the Ruins: Wittgenstein and Santayana on Contingency.Michael Hodges & John Lachs - 2001 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 37 (1):137-142.
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    A William Ernest Hocking Reader: With Commentary.John Lachs & D. Micah Hester (eds.) - 2004 - Vanderbilt University Press.
    Leading Harvard philosophy professor William Ernest Hocking , author of 17 books and in his day second only to John Dewey in the breadth of his thinking, is now largely forgotten, and his once-influential writings are out of print. This volume, which combines a rich selection of Hocking's work with incisive essays by distinguished scholars, seeks to recover Hocking's valuable contributions to philosophical thought.
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  33. Dying Old as a Social Problem.John Lachs & G. McGee - forthcoming - Pragmatic Bioethics.
     
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  34. Encyclopedia of American Philosophy.John Lachs & Robert Talisse (eds.) - 2007 - Routledge.
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  35. George Santayana: Bulletin of the Santayana Society.John Lachs - 1984 - Overheard in Seville 2 (2):15-22.
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  36. Human Blindness.John Lachs - 2008 - William James Studies 3.
    : Starting from William James's classic essay, I distinguish ten different sorts of human blindness.� I ask which, if any, of these can be eradicated, and conclude that it is neither desirable nor possible to make more than gradual improvements in our moral vision.
     
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    In Love with Life: Reflections on the Joy of Living and Why We Hate to Die.John Lachs - 1998 - Vanderbilt University Press.
    Offers clear and instructive wisdom on how love of life enriches and drives human existence, even in the face of inevitable sadness, loss, and death.
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  38. Is There an Absolute Self?John Lachs - 1987 - Philosophical Forum 19 (2):169.
     
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    Mind And Philosophers.John Lachs - 1987 - Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
    The essays collected in this volume and written between 1959-1980 clearly belong to professional philosophy in both tone and context. Yet their ultimate aim is to explore larger problems and to set the groundwork for dealing with them. For the focus of attention throughout is human nature, not so much in the details of its structure or its social and moral manifestations as in its most general features and constituents. What sort of beings we are and how mind and body (...)
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  40. Mind and Philosophers.John Lachs - 1989 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 25 (4):531-537.
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    Marxist Philosophy: A Bibliographical Guide.John Lachs - 1967 - Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press.
    Marxist Philosophy: A Bibliographical Guide.
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  42. Marxist Philosophy a Bibliographical Guide.John Lachs - 1967 - University of North Carolina Press.
    Marxist Philosophy: A Bibliographical Guide.
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  43. Report of the Business Meeting. Charles S. Peirce Society, December 28, 1985.John Lachs - 1986 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 22 (3):369-373.
     
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  44. To Have and To Be.John Lachs - 1964 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 45 (1):5.
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    The Human Search: An Introduction to Philosophy.John Lachs & Charles E. Scott (eds.) - 1981 - Oxford University Press.
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  46. The Philosophical I: Personal Reflections on Life in Philosophy.Nicholas Rescher, Richard Shusterman, Linda Martín Alcoff, Lorraine Code, Sandra Harding, Bat-Ami Bar On, John Lachs, John J. Stuhr, Douglas Kellner, Thomas E. Wartenberg, Paul C. Taylor, Nancey Murphy, Charles W. Mills, Nancy Tuana & Joseph Margolis - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Philosophy is shaped by life and life is shaped by philosophy. This is reflected in The Philosophical I, a collection of 16 autobiographical essays by prominent philosophers.
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  47. Physical Order and Moral Liberty: Previously Unpublished Essays of George Santayana.George Santayana, John Lachs & Shirley Lachs - 1970 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 6 (3):189-191.
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  48. Physical Order and Moral Liberty: Previously Unpublished Essays of George Santayana.George Santayana & John Lachs - 1936 - Vanderbiltt University Press.
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    Animal Faith and Ontology.John Lachs - 2009 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 45 (4):pp. 484-490.
    In Scepticism and Animal Faith, Santayana pursues two projects: the development of a philosophy of animal faith and the presentation of an ontology. The two projects are not easily reconciled and Santayana appears not to have distinguished them or recognized that they pull in different directions. The hypothesis that he has two projects explains a variety of the anomalous features of Santayana's philosophy, including the account of matter concerning which Kerr-Lawson and I have long disagreed.
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    Comments on “Laughter in Nietzsche’s Thought”.John Lachs - 1988 - International Studies in Philosophy 20 (2):81-83.
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