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  1. Book Review: The Varieties of Transcendental Experience: A Study in Constructive PostmodernismThe Varieties of Transcendental Experience: A Study in Constructive PostmodernismbyGelpiDonald L.Liturgical Press, Collegeville, 2000. 364 Pp. $34.97. ISBN 0-8146-5949-7. [REVIEW]Tadd Ruetenik - 2001 - Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 55 (2):216-216.
  2. The Nature of True Virtue: Theology, Psychology, and Politics in the Writings of Henry James, Sr., Henry James, Jr., and William James (Review).Tadd Ruetenik - 2002 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 16 (4):294-297.
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    Last Call for William James: On Pragmatism, Piper, and the Value of Psychical Research.Tadd Ruetenik - 2012 - The Pluralist 7 (1):72-93.
    "William James had always been attracted to interesting women," writes biographer Robert D. Richardson. "Women found him attractive too." He quickly notes that "there has never been so much as a breath of scandal about these friendships. . . . But even if James never ran off for a fling . . . James's women friends were an important part of his life." Yet James was spontaneous and reckless, "a natural philanderer, with a philanderer's lack of interest in settled arrangements" (...)
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    Victim Blaming and Victim-Blaming Shaming.Tadd Ruetenik - 2019 - Cultura 16 (1):91-101.
    By considering various case studies drawn from contemporary culture, I propose the idea of victim-blaming shaming, which, like victim blaming, involves replicating injustice by focusing attention on the particular situation rather than the general problem. In cases of victim-blaming shaming, a person is criticized for in any way addressing a problem by addressing the victim. Victim-blaming not only involves an inconsistent ethic, but because of this inconsistency promotes that which it opposes. It responds to a social problem by directing attention (...)
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    How Fascism Works, and Why ‘Pragmatism’ Does Not.Tadd Ruetenik - 2020 - Contemporary Pragmatism 17 (4):325-332.
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    Does a 'Cosmic Consciousness' Exist? Immortality and Ethics in James' Religious Pragmatism.Tadd Ruetenik - 2006 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (3):417-430.
    : William James' investigation of religious experience neglected consideration of immortality. This was likely because, as James saw it, belief in personal immortality often engenders what can be called spiritual provincialism. In Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine (1897/1979), James brings up the phenomenon of psychological overload that occurs when an individual considers the immense numbers of humans who would inhabit Heaven if spiritual merit were determined democratically. Consideration of James' example shows the beginnings of his pragmatic notion (...)
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  7. 1. Front Matter Front Matter (Pp. I-Iii).Randall E. Auxier, Shane J. Ralston, Randy L. Friedman, Michael Futch, Tadd Ruetenik, István Aranyosi & Marilyn Fischer - 2012 - The Pluralist 7 (1).
     
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    Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue.Tadd Ruetenik - 2016 - The Pluralist 11 (2):117-119.
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    Jane Addams, “Pragmatic” Compromise, and Anti-War Pragmatism.Tadd Ruetenik - 2019 - The Pluralist 14 (1):102-118.
    it seems like it would be easy to be a pragmatist and difficult to be a pacifist. In the commonsense understanding of "pragmatism," the term is nearly synonymous with "compromise," and compromise is usually thought to involve denying one's ideals in order to get things done. This could be getting things done for what is believed to be the common good, and both dictators and utilitarians can be called pragmatists. If it is said that a pragmatist sacrifices her ideals for (...)
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    A Good Life in a World Made Good: Albert Eustace Haydon, 1880-1975 (Review).Tadd Ruetenik - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (1):225-228.
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    Book Review: A Good Life in a World Made Good: Albert Eustace Haydon, 1880-1975 by W. Creighton Peden. [REVIEW]Tadd Ruetenik - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (1):225-228.
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    Another View of Arthur Dimmesdale: Scapegoating and Revelation in The Scarlet Letter.Tadd Ruetenik - 2012 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 19:69-86.
    Near the end of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale stands on the scaffold of shame and tears away his shirt to reveal something to the community. The narrator exclaims: “It was revealed! But it were irreverent to describe that revelation.”1 The actual manner in which this revelation is manifest is hidden, allowing readers to fill in the details. What is presumed, however, is that there indeed was some mark on the minister’s chest, and the narrator provides (...)
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    The Meaning of Life.Tadd Ruetenik - 2008 - Teaching Philosophy 31 (3):293-295.
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    Does a 'Cosmic Consciousness' Exist? Immortality and Ethics in James' Religious Pragmatism.Tadd Ruetenik - 2006 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 42 (3):417-430.
    William James' investigation of religious experience neglected consideration of immortality. This was likely because, as James saw it, belief in personal immortality often engenders what can be called spiritual provincialism. In Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine, James brings up the phenomenon of psychological overload that occurs when an individual considers the immense numbers of humans who would inhabit Heaven if spiritual merit were determined democratically. Consideration of James' example shows the beginnings of his pragmatic notion of immortality, (...)
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    Beauty, Horror, and Tragedy: The Idea of Hell in Jonathan Edwards and William James.Tadd Ruetenik - 2014 - Philosophy and Theology 26 (1):19-37.
    Among theologians and philosophers in the American tradition, the idea of Hell is understood best through the works of Jonathan Edwards and William James. Both Edwards and James understood the idea of Hell as part of a worldview in which humans were humbled by their fallible nature. There are important differences between the views of Edwards and James, however, and these differences involve how each of them apprehends the suffering of other people. Edwards remains aesthetically aloof regarding the suffering of (...)
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    Violence, Sacrifice, and Flesh Eating in Judeo-Christian Tradition.Tadd Ruetenik - 2015 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 22:141-151.
    The beginning of René Girard’s Violence and the Sacred contains this important explanation of violence:Violence is frequently called irrational. It has its reasons, however, and can marshal some rather convincing ones when the need arises. Yet these reasons cannot be taken seriously, no matter how valid they may appear. Violence itself will discard them if the initial object remains persistently out of reach and continues to provoke hostility. When unappeased, violence seeks and always finds a surrogate victim. The creature that (...)
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    That Shape Are We, Potentially: Social Meliorism in the Religious Pragmatism of William James.Tadd Ruetenik - 2005 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 19 (3):238-249.