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    Towards a non-mechanistic theory of meaning.Richard McDonough - 1989 - Mind 98 (389):1-21.
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    The False Prison: A Study of the Development of Wittgenstein's Philosophy.Richard McDonough - 1991 - Noûs 25 (3):377-380.
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    Martin Heidegger's Being and Time.Richard M. McDonough - 2006 - Peter Lang.
    The ideas of Martin Heidegger, one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, have had a profound influence on work in literary theory and aesthetics, as well as on mainstream philosophy. This book offers a clear and concise guide to Heidegger's notoriously complex writings, while giving special attention to his major work Being and Time. Richard McDonough adds historical context by exploring Heidegger's intellectual roots in German idealism and ancient Greek philosophy, and introduces readers to the key themes (...)
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    Wittgenstein: From a Religious Point of View?Richard McDonough - 2016 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 15 (43):3-27.
    Wittgenstein’s remark to Drury that he looks at philosophical problems from a religious point of view has greatly puzzled commentators. The paper argues that the readings given by commentators Malcolm, Winch and Lebron are illuminating, but inadequate. Second, using Wittgenstein’s “use-conception of meaning” as an example, the paper proposes a more adequate reading that emphasizes Wittgenstein’s view that “nothing is hidden”. In this connection, the paper examines Fodor’s critique of Wittgenstein’s “use-conception” and shows how Fodor only refutes a “misuse-conception meaning” (...)
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    Religious fundamentalism: a conceptual critique.Richard McDonough - 2013 - Religious Studies 49 (4):561-579.
    The article argues that religious fundamentalism, understood, roughly, as the view that people must obey God's commands unconditionally, is conceptually incoherent because such religious fundamentalists inevitably must substitute human judgement for God's judgement. The article argues, first, that fundamentalism, founded upon the normal sort of indirect communications from God, is indefensible. Second, the article considers the crucial case in which God is said to communicate directly to human beings, and argues that the fundamentalist interpretation of such communications is also incoherent, (...)
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    The Argument of the Tractatus: Its Relevance to Contemporary Theories of Logic, Language, Mind, and Philosophical Truth.Richard M. McDonough - 1986 - State University of New York Press.
    The Argument of the "Tractatus" presents a single unified interpretation of the Tractatus based on Wittgenstein's own view that the philosophy of logic is the real foundation of his philosophical system.
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    The Argument of the 'Tractatus'.Richard McDonough - 1990 - Noûs 24 (3):492-494.
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    A culturalist account of folk psychology.Richard McDonough - 1991 - In John D. Greenwood (ed.), The Future of Folk Psychology. Cambridge University Press. pp. 263-288.
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    Kant’s Emergence and Sellarsian Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 2014 - Open Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):44-53.
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    Kant’s “Historicist” Alternative to Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 1995 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 (2):203-220.
  11. Wittgenstein's Affirmation of Mysticism in his "Private Language" Argument.Richard McDonough - 2019 - Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy (2):681-702.
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    Wittgenstein, German organicism, chaos, and the center of life.Richard M. McDonough - 2004 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (3):297-326.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Philosophy 42.3 (2004) 297-326 [Access article in PDF] Wittgenstein, German Organicism, Chaos, and the Center of Life Richard Mcdonough No supposition seems to me more natural than that there is no process in the brain correlated with associating or with thinking; so that it would be impossible to read off thought processes from brain processes. I mean this: if I talk or write, there (...)
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  13. A Music Model of Zettel 608: Haydn and Beethoven.Richard McDonough - forthcoming - Journal of Music and Meaning 14.
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    Is Same-Sex Marriage an Equal-Rights Issue?Richard McDonough - 2005 - Public Affairs Quarterly 19 (1):51-63.
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    Heidegger, Externalism, and Mechanism.Richard M. McDonough - 1995 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 26 (2):127-146.
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    The last stand of mechanism.Richard McDonough - 1992 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 6 (3):206-25.
  17. Plato: Organicism.Richard McDonough - 2010 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    The Dao that Cannot be Named.Richard McDonough - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 67 (3):738-762.
    To produce a history entirely from speculations alone seems no better than to sketch a romance.... Yet, what may not be [known about actual history], can, nonetheless, be attempted through speculation regarding their first beginnings, as far as these are made by nature. The first stanza of the Dao-de Jing, one of the most memorable passages in world literature, is not a paradigm of clarity. Alan Chan distinguishes six sorts of approaches to interpreting the Dao-de Jing : mythological, mystical, religious, (...)
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    The Abuse of the Hypocrisy Charge in Politics.Richard McDonough - 2009 - Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (4):287-307.
    The charge of hypocrisy has been made in connection with several recent events—namely, the pair of "sex scandals" involving, respectively, Rep. Mark Foley and Sen. Larry Craig, the former, a Republican member of the House from Florida and the latter a Republican senator from Idaho. Foley was accused of sending sexually suggestive messages to teenage boys who had been or who were at the time congressional pages, and Craig was arrested for lewd conduct in a men's bathroom and pleaded guilty (...)
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  20. A Defence of Free Speech.Richard McDonough - 1989 - In Cedric Pan Jaganathan Muraleenathan (ed.), Thinking about Democracy. pp. 61-84.
    The paper gives a spirited defence of freedom of speech as the best means for attaining truth in a society and argues that the remedy for bad or false speech is not to curtail free speech but more free speech.
     
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    A Gestalt-Model of Zettel 608.Richard McDonough - 2016 - Idealistic Studies 46 (2):163-182.
    Most scholars understand para. 608 of Zettel to suggest that language and thought might arise from chaos at the neural centre. However, this contradicts Wittgenstein’s signature view that the philosopher must not advance theories. The paper proposes an alternative model of Z608 based on the Austrian Gestalt-movement that influenced Wittgenstein. Z608 does not suggest that language and thought might arise from chaos in the brain but that they may arise in a different non-causal sense from the “chaos” of activities in (...)
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  22. Organicism.Richard McDonough - 2016 - Dictionary of the Philosophy of Mind.
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    Plato’s Cosmic Animal Vs. the Daoist Cosmic Plant: Religious and Ideological Implications.Richard McDonough - 2016 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 15 (45):3-23.
    Heidegger claims that it is the ultimate job of philosophy to preserve the force of the “elemental words” in which human beings express themselves. Many of these elemental words are found in the various cosmogonies that have informed cultural ideologies around the world. Two of these “elemental words,” which shape the ideologies are the animal-model of the cosmos in Plato’s Timaeus and the mechanical models developed in the 17th-18th centuries in Europe. The paper argues that Daoism employs a third, and (...)
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  24. Philosophy in a Fallen Language: Wittgenstein, Goethe, Milton.Richard McDonough - 2015 - Studies in Literature and Language 10 (4).
     
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    Wittgenstein's Augustinian Cosmogony in Zettel 608.Richard McDonough - 2015 - Philosophy and Literature 39 (1):87-106.
    No supposition seems to me more natural than that there is no process in the brain correlated with associating or with thinking; so that it would be impossible to read off thought processes from brain processes. I mean this: if I talk or write, there is, I assume, a system of impulses going out from my brain and correlated with my spoken or written thoughts. But why should the system continue further in the direction of the center? Why should this (...)
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    Heidegger on Authenticity, Freedom, and Individual Agency.Richard McDonough - 1998 - International Studies in Philosophy 30 (2):69-91.
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    A Note on Frege's and Russell's Influence on Wittgenstein's Tractatus.Richard McDonough - 2014 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 14 (1):39-48.
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    Bringing Cognitive Science Back to Life.Richard McDonough - 1999 - Idealistic Studies 29 (3):173-213.
    It is worth noting that Wittgenstein provides an argument against analyticity that Quine allows. For Wittgenstein holds that even explicit conventions cannot determine "how one is to go on". I do not mean that Wittgenstein objects to analyticity. But this means he accounts for it in precisely the sorts of ways that Quine mentions but fails to pursue.
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  29. Emergence and Creativity: Five Degrees of Freedom.Richard McDonough - 2002 - In Terry Dartnall (ed.), Creativity, Cognition and Knowledge. pp. 283-302, 314-320.
     
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    Kant's “Historicist” Alternative to Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 1995 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 33 (2):203-220.
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    Plato’s Not to Blame for Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 1991 - Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):301-314.
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    Plato’s Not to Blame for Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 1991 - Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):301-314.
  33. The Concept of Organism and the Concept of Mind.Richard McDonough - 1997 - Theory and Psychology 7 (5):579-604.
     
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  34. The Limits of the Enlightenment.Richard McDonough - 1990 - Language and Communication 10 (4):255-265.
     
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    Wittgenstein's Clarification of Hertzian Mechanistic Cognitive Science.Richard McDonough - 1994 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 11 (2):219 - 235.
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  36. Wittgenstein's Doctrine of Silence.Richard McDonough - 1992 - The Thomist 56 (4):695-699.
    The paper argues that Wittgenstein's "doctrine of silence", the view that one cannot "say" philosophical propositions (and certain other things), does not, as usually believed, mean that one cannot, in the ordinary sense, engage in philosophical discourse about these things. The paper argues that in a certain sense on can "say" these things (as Wittgenstein himself does in the Tractatus). As a consequence, Wittgenstein is not, as some believe, committed to the inconsistent attempt to say what cannot be said.
     
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  37. Wittgenstein's refutation of meaning-scepticism.Richard McDonough - 1991 - In Klaus Puhl (ed.), Meaning Scepticism. De Gruyter. pp. 70-92.
  38. Wittgenstein's reversal on the `language of thought' doctrine.Richard McDonough - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (177):482-494.
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    Wittgenstein's Critique of Mechanistic Atomism.Richard McDonough - 1991 - Philosophical Investigations 14 (3):231-251.
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    Notes from the (Korean) Underground: Bong Joon Ho's Parasite.Richard Michael McDonough - forthcoming - In Parasite: A Philosophical Exploration On the film Parasite by Bong Joon-Ho (2019). Leiden:
    Parasite is best seen in existential rather than moral terms. It does not issue in moral, social or economic judgements. The film describes, or perhaps portrays, the dreamlike mode of fantasy “existence” the “underground” people in a society so rigidly stratified that communication with people on the other side of the societal “lines” is literally impossible, inevitably resulting in the destruction, real or metaphorical, of everyone on both sides of those lines.
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  41. Malcolm, Norman.Richard McDonough - 2017 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Norman Malcolm Norman Malcolm was instrumental in elaborating and defending Wittgenstein’s philosophy, which he saw as akin to a kind of “ordinary language” philosophy, in America. He also defended a novel interpretation of Moore’s “common sense philosophy” as a version of ordinary language philosophy, although Moore himself disagreed. Malcolm criticized Descartes’ account of mind … Continue reading Malcolm, Norman →.
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    Putnam’s Argument that the Claim that We are Brains-in-a-vat is Self-Refuting.Richard McDonough - 2018 - Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 10 (1):149-159.
    In Reason, Truth and History, Putnam provides an influential argument for the materialist view that the supposition that we are all “actually” brains in a vat [BIV’s] is “necessarily false”. Putnam admits that his argument, inspired by insights in Wittgenstein’s later views, is “unusual”, but he is certain that it is a correct. He argues that the claim that we are BIV’s is self-refuting because, if we actually are BIV’s, then we cannot refer to real physical things like vats. Although (...)
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    The Religious-Cosmological Reading of Zettel 608.Richard McDonough - 2013 - Sophia 52 (2):259-279.
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  44. Machine Predictability versus Human Creativity.Richard McDonough - 1993 - In Terry Dartnall (ed.), Artificial Intelligence and Creativity. pp. 117-138.
    The paper argues that machines cannot duplicate human linguistic creativity because linguistic meaning is context dependent in a way that eludes any machine.
     
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    Referential Opacity and Hermeneutics in Plato’s Dialogue Form.Richard McDonough - 2013 - Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy 5 (2):251-278.
    The paper argues that Plato’s dialogue form creates a Quinean “opaque context” that segregates the assertions by Plato’s characters in the dialogues from both Plato and the real world with the result that the dialogues require a hermeneutical interpretation. Sec. I argues that since the assertions in the dialogues are located inside an opaque context, the forms of life of the characters in the dialogues acquires primary philosophical importance for Plato. The second section argues that the thesis of Sec. I (...)
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    Gale, Richard M.Richard McDonough - 2016 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Richard M. Gale Richard Gale was an American philosopher known for defending the A-theory of time against the B-theory. The A-theory implies, for example, that tensed predicates are not reducible to tenseless predicates. Gale also argued against the claim that negative truths are reducible to positive ones. He created a new modal version of … Continue reading Gale, Richard M. →.
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    Introduction.Richard McDonough - 1999 - Idealistic Studies 29 (3):125-138.
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    Aristotle's Critique of Functionalist Theories of Mind.Richard McDonough - 2000 - Idealistic Studies 30 (3):209-232.
    The present paper argues that Burnyeat's view is fundamentally correct, but approaches the issues from a somewhat different angle. The claim that forAristotle the form and the matter are non-contingently related is an allusion to Aristotle's difficult doctrine of the unity of substances. The functionalist interpretation underestimates Aristotle's doctrine of the unity of substance. Irwin thinks that Aristotle's view is a version of functionalism but acknowledges that his claims go beyond what is normally associated with functionalism. But Irwin too fails (...)
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  49. Archetypal Creation Symbolism in Jung and Wittgenstein.Richard McDonough - 2021 - Future Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.
    Many influential philosophers have argued that in pgh. 608 of Zettel (hereafter Z608) Wittgenstein appears to say that language and thought might emerge out of physical chaos at the neural “centre”. By contrast, the present paper argues that these scholars are, in a fashion that would be readily understandable by Thomas Kuhn, assuming the very Anglo-American paradigm that Wittgenstein is actually critiquing in Z608 when they interpret his remarks. In opposition to this, the paper argues that Wittgenstein’s notion of emergence, (...)
     
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    A Hegelian Dialectical Model of the Relation between Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations.Richard McDonough - 2022 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (1):143-163.
    There has been considerable disagreement about the relationship between Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and his Philosophical Investigations with some scholars arguing that there is considerable continuity between them and some arguing that they are completely opposed. The paper argues that this breadth of disagreement is not surprising because the relation between TLP and PI is analogous with that described in Hegel’s dialectical model of philosophical truth in the Phenomenology of Spirit. One might say that TLP is “refuted” by PI but there is (...)
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