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    William James on the Courage to Believe.Robert J. O'Connell - 1984 - Fordham University Press.
    William James’ celebrated lecture on “The Will to Believe” has kindled spirited controversy since the day it was delivered. In this lively reappraisal of that controversy, Father O’Connell contributes some fresh contentions: that James’ argument should be viewed against his indebtedness to Pascal and Renouvier; that it works primarily to validate our “over-beliefs” ; and most surprising perhaps, that James envisages our “passional nature” as intervening, not after, but before and throughout, our intellectual weighing of the evidence for belief.
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    St. Augustine's Early Theory of Man, A.D. 386-391.Robert J. O'Connell - 1968 - Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
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    When Saintly Fathers Feuded: The Correspondence Between Augustine and Jerome.Robert J. O'Connell - 1979 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 54 (4):344-364.
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    Art and the Christian Intelligence in St. Augustine.Robert J. O'Connell - 1978 - Harvard University Press.
    St. Augustine was a consummate artist as well as a great philosopher, and he was deeply concerned with art, beauty and human values. But little attention has been paid to his theory of aesthetics. Now a distinguished Augustine scholar turns to this important subject and offers a book that is at once engaging, comprehensive and complete.
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    An Introduction to Plato's Metaphysics.Robert J. O'Connell - 1985 - Fordham University Press.
  6. Imagination and Metaphysics in St. Augustine.Robert J. O'Connell - 1986
  7. Teilhard's Vision of the Past: The Making of a Method.Robert J. O'Connell - 2020 - Fordham University Press.
    The Phenomenon of Man, by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, has been characterized as metaphysics, poetry, and mysticism-virtually everything except what its author claimed it was: a "purely scientific mémoir." Professor O'Connell here follows up on a nest of clues, uncovered first in an early unpublished essay, then in the series of essays contained principally in The Vision of the Past. Those clues all point to Teilhard's intimate familiarity with the philosophy of science propounded by the celebrated Pierre Duhem. It was (...)
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    Isaiah's Mothering God in St. Augustine's Confessions.Robert J. O'Connell - 1983 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 58 (2):188-206.
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    The Will to Believe" and James's "Deontological Streak.Robert J. O'Connell - 1992 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 28 (4):809 - 831.
    James's ethical thought could frequently be consequentialist, but it could also on occasion show a deontological side, or "streak," as I contended in "William James on the Courage to Believe". This shows up when he speaks of the "strenuous" as against the "easy-going" moral mood, in "The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life," and it preserves the precursive intervention of our "passional natures" in "The Will to Believe" from lapsing into "wishful thinking." Toned down slightly, perhaps, in "Varieties of Religious (...)
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  10. Art and the Christian Intelligence in St. Augustine.Robert J. O'connell - 1978 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12 (4):251-252.
     
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    The God of Saint Augustine's Imagination.Robert J. O'Connell - 1982 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 57 (1):30-40.
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    Plato on the Human Paradox.Robert J. O'Connell - 1997 - Fordham University Press.
    A great thinker once said that "all philosophy is merely footnotes to Plato."Through Plato, Father O'Connell provides us here with an introduction to all philosophy. Designed for beginning students in philosophy, Plato on the Human Paradox examines and confronts human nature and the eternal questions concerning human nature through the dialogues of Plato, focusing on the Apology, Phaedo, Books III-VI of the Republic, Meno, Symposium, and O'Connell presents us here with an introduction to Plato through the philosopher's quest to define (...)
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    St. Augustine's Confessions the Odyssey of Soul.Robert J. O'Connell - 1969 - Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
  14. Soundings in St. Augustine's Imagination.Robert J. O'Connell - 1994 - Fordham University Press.
    As a young student in Paris, O'Connell was first enamored of the intriguing artistic imagery of Augustine's works. The imagery continued to impress him as his scholarship continued. Now, after many years of research and regarding study on the topic, a thorough treatment of Augustine's "image clusters" is revealed in this volume, Soundings in St. Augustine's Imagination. That St. Augustine's writings are empowered by use of poetic imagery is of interest to readers of philosophy, theology, as well as language. In (...)
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    The Origin of the Soul in St. Augustine's Later Works.Robert J. O'Connell - 1987 - Fordham University Press.
    This book rounds off the study of St. Augustine's view of the human condition which Fr. O'Connell began in St. Augustine's Early Theory of Man, A.D. 386-391, and continued in St. Augustine's Confessions: The Odyssey of Soul. The central thesis of that first book, and the guiding hypothesis of the second, proposed that Augustine thought of us in "Plotinian" terms, as "fallen souls," and that he interpreted, in all sincerity, the teachings of Scripture as reflecting that same view. O'Connell sees (...)
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    Teilhard at Fordham: 1963–1964.Robert J. O'Connell - 1965 - Dialogue 3 (4):382-384.
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