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  1. Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and its Role in Philosophical Inquiry.Michael Raymond DePaul & William M. Ramsey (eds.) - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Ancients and moderns alike have constructed arguments and assessed theories on the basis of common sense and intuitive judgments. Yet, despite the important role intuitions play in philosophy, there has been little reflection on fundamental questions concerning the sort of data intuitions provide, how they are supposed to lead us to the truth, and why we should treat them as important. In addition, recent psychological research seems to pose serious challenges to traditional intuition-driven philosophical inquiry. Rethinking Intuition brings together a (...)
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  2. Rethinking Intuition: The Psychology of Intuition and its Role in Philosophical Inquiry.Michael Raymond DePaul & William M. Ramsey (eds.) - 1998 - Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.
    Students and scholars in both fields will find this book to be of great value.
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  3. Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives From Ethics and Epistemology.Michael Raymond DePaul & Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski (eds.) - 2003 - Oxford University Press.
    The idea of a virtue has traditionally been important in ethics, but only recently has gained attention as an idea that can explain how we ought to form beliefs as well as how we ought to act. Moral philosophers and epistemologists have different approaches to the idea of intellectual virtue; here, Michael DePaul and Linda Zagzebski bring work from both fields together for the first time to address all of the important issues. It will be required reading for anyone working (...)
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    Balance and Refinement: Beyond Coherence Methods of Moral Inquiry.Michael R. DePaul - 1993 - Routledge.
    We all have moral beliefs. But what if one beleif conflicts with another? DePaul argues that we have to make our beliefs cohere, but that the current coherence methods are seriously flawed. It is not just the arguments that need to be considered in moral enquiry. DePaul asserts that the ability to make sensitive moral judgements is vital to any philosophical inquiry into morality. The inquirer must consider how her life experiences and experiences with literature, film and theatre have influenced (...)
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    Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics.Michael R. Depaul - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (3):731-735.
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    Balance and Refinement: Beyond Coherence Methods of Moral Inquiry.Michael R. DePaul - 1993 - Mind 107 (426):473-478.
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    Supervenience and Moral Dependence.Michael R. Depaul - 1987 - Philosophical Studies 51 (3):425 - 439.
    One aim philosophers have in constructing moral theories is to identify the natural or non-Moral characteristics that make actions right or obligatory, Things good, Or persons virtuous. Yet we have no clear understanding of what it is for certain of a thing's non-Moral properties to be responsible for its moral properties. Given the recent interest in the concept of supervenience one might think that the dependence of moral on natural properties could be explained in terms of it. Unfortunately, None of (...)
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  8. Ugly Analyses and Value.Michael R. DePaul - 2009 - In Adrian Haddock, Alan Millar & Duncan Pritchard (eds.), Epistemic Value. Oxford University Press.
     
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  9. Balance and Refinement, Beyond Coherence Methods of Moral Inquiry.Michael R. DePaul - 1993 - Erkenntnis 42 (3):413-417.
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    Resurrecting Old-Fashioned Foundationalism.Michael Raymond DePaul (ed.) - 2000 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The contributions in this volume make an important effort to resurrect a rather old fashioned form of foundationalism. They defend the position that there are some beliefs that are justified, and are not themselves justified by any further beliefs. This epistemic foundationalism has been the subject of rigorous attack by a wide range of theorists in recent years, leading to the impression that foundationalism is a thing of the past. DePaul argues that it is precisely the volume and virulence of (...)
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  11. Review Essay on Jonathan Kvanvig's the Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding.Michael R. Depaul & Stephen R. Grimm - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):498–514.
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    Truth Consequentialism, Withholding and Proportioning Belief to the Evidence.Michael R. DePaul - 2004 - Philosophical Issues 14 (1):91–112.
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    Two Conceptions of Coherence Methods in Ethics.Michael R. DePaul - 1987 - Mind 96 (384):463-481.
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    Reflective Equilibrium and Foundationalism.Michael R. DePaul - 1986 - American Philosophical Quarterly 23 (1):59 - 69.
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  15. Argument and Perception: The Role of Literature in Moral Inquiry.Michael R. DePaul - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (10):552-565.
  16. The Problem of the Criterion and Coherence Methods in Ethics.Michael R. Depaul - 1988 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):67 - 86.
    One merit claimed for john rawls's coherence method, Wide reflective equilibrium, Is that it transcends the traditional two tiered approach to moral inquiry according to which one must choose as one's starting points either particular moral judgments or general moral principles. The two tiered conception of philosophical method is not limited to ethics. The most detailed exposition of the conception can be found in r m chisholm's various discussions of the problem of the criterion. While chisholm's work has played a (...)
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  17. A Priorism in Moral Epistemology.Amelia Hicks & Michael R. DePaul - 2016 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
     
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    A Half Dozen Puzzles Regarding Intrinsic Attitudinal Hedonism.Michael R. Depaul - 2002 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (3):629-635.
    I’m not sure one even needs to think a state of affairs is true for us to take attitudinal pleasure in it. We surely take pleasure in imagining states of affairs. In such a case, we are well aware that the state of affairs that is the object of our enjoyment does not obtain. What is the proper account of the pleasure we take from imagining? I am fairly sure this is not a type of sensory pleasure. Would it make (...)
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    Liberal Exclusions and Foundationalism.Michael R. DePaul - 1998 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 1 (1):103-120.
    Certain versions of liberalism exclude from public political discussions the reasons some citizens regard as most fundamental, reasons having to do with their deepest religious, philosophical, moral or political views. This liberal exclusion of deep and deeply held reasons from political discussions has been controversial. In this article I will point out a way in which the discussion seems to presuppose a foundationalist conception of human reasoning. This is rather surprising, inasmuch as one of the foremost advocates of liberalism, John (...)
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  20. Naivete and Corruption in Moral Inquiry.Michael R. Depaul - 1988 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 48 (4):619-635.
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    Linguistics is Not a Good Model for Philosophy.Michael R. DePaul - 2000 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 38 (S1):113-120.
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    A Half Dozen Puzzles Regarding Intrinsic Attitudinal Hedonism.Michael R. Depaul - 2002 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65 (3):629-635.
    I’m not sure one even needs to think a state of affairs is true for us to take attitudinal pleasure in it. We surely take pleasure in imagining states of affairs. In such a case, we are well aware that the state of affairs that is the object of our enjoyment does not obtain. What is the proper account of the pleasure we take from imagining? I am fairly sure this is not a type of sensory pleasure. Would it make (...)
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    Brink's Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics. [REVIEW]Michael R. Depaul - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (3):731-735.
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    The Rationality of Belief in God.Michael R. DePaul - 1981 - Religious Studies 17 (3):343 - 356.
    The major purpose of Hans Kung's SOO-page book entitled Does God Exist? is to show that belief in the Christian God is rationally justifiable. Given the title, purpose and size of the book, I was surprised by many of the things the book does not contain. It gives little attention and offers no solution to the problem of evil; it deals briefly with the traditional proofs for God, devoting at most one page each to the cosmological, teleological, ontological and moral (...)
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    The Rationality of Belief in God: MICHAEL R. DEPAUL.Michael R. Depaul - 1981 - Religious Studies 17 (3):343-356.
    In the introduction to his account of the debate concerning religion between Cleanthes, Philo and Demea, Pamphilus remarks that ‘reasonable men may be allowed to differ where no one can reasonably be positive’. Pamphilus goes on to suggest that natural theology is an area that abounds with issues about which ‘no one can reasonably be positive’. Assuming that the beliefs of reasonable men are themselves reasonable, Pamphilus can be interpreted as holding that If no one is reasonably positive that the (...)
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    Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics.Michael R. Depaul - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (3):731-735.
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    Critical Notice.Michael R. Depaul - 1990 - Mind 99 (396):619 - 633.
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    Critical Study: Goldman, Alvin I. Knowledge in a Social World.Michael R. DePaul - 2002 - Noûs 36 (2):335–350.
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    The Highest Moral Knowledge and the Truth Behind Internalism.Michael R. DePaul - 1991 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (S1):137-160.
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    Moral Statuses.Michael R. DePaul - 1988 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (4):517 – 532.
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    The Highest Moral Knowledge and the Truth Behind Internalism.Michael R. DePaul - 1991 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 29 (Supplement):137-160.
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