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Michael Gorman
Catholic University of America
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    Hume's Theory of Belief.Michael M. Gorman - 1993 - Hume Studies 19 (1):89-101.
    The paper defends Hume's theory of belief against charges of inconsistency (but does not argue that Hume's theory is correct). It is noted that his statements about belief are actually statements about three different questions: the nature of belief, the effects of belief, and the causes of belief. The question of the nature of belief is analyzed in the most detail. Hume has two theories, which I call his "manner of conception theory" and his "feeling theory," but on Humean assumptions, (...)
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  2. Ontological Priority.Michael M. Gorman - 1993 - Dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo
    This dissertation is an investigation of ontological priority. The Introduction argues that although philosophers have often been concerned with the things that are ontologically prior, they have seldom addressed the question of what ontological priority is. ;Part One gives a detailed analysis of what ontological priority is. Chapter 1 notes that there are two competing theories available: according to the first, ontological priority is a dependence relation; according to the second, it is a degrees-of-being relation. Since the two views are (...)
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  3. The Manuscript Traditions of the Works of St. Augustine.Michael M. Gorman - 2001
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    From the Classroom at Fulda Under Hrabanus: The Commentary on the Gospel of John Prepared by Ercanbertus for His Praeceptor Ruodulfus.Michael M. Gorman - 2004 - Augustinianum 44 (2):471-502.
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    The Oldest Annotations on Augustine's De Civitate Dei.Michael M. Gorman - 2006 - Augustinianum 46 (2):457-479.
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    The Earliest Latin Commentary on The Gospels.Michael M. Gorman - 2003 - Augustinianum 43 (2):253-312.
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    Ontological Priority and John Duns Scotus.Michael M. Gorman - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (173):460-471.
    The philosophical literature understands ontological priority in two ways, in terms of dependence, and in terms of degrees-of-being. These views are not reconcilable in any straightforward manner. However, they can be reconciled indirectly, if both are seen as instances of higher-level concept that is a modification of John Duns Scotus' notion of essential order. The result is a theory of ontological priority that takes the form of a list of membership criteria for the class of "ontological priority relations", of which (...)
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