Continues to be interested in the dialectic between subjectivity and the objective, and between theory and practice, in its ontological, epistemological, historical and cultural manifestations.

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Publications:
Human Essence, Human Existence, And Human Actuality: Rethinking the Humanities

Is there uniquely philosophical knowledge of human nature? If so, what is its core and how is the claim to know it to be established and justified?

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The Teleology of the Humanities

Knowledge attained by the humanities is predominantly practical in the Aristotelian sense. Their practical end calls for a new interpretation.

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The Relativity of Knowledge and Relativism

All knowledge is relative to subjective conditions but only some conceptions of subjectivity deny universally valid epistemic norms. Forms of relativism are explicated and evaluated, with argument for cultural relativism.

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The End of Philosophy: Limits of its Self-reflection

A critique of the end-of-philosophy controversy leads to acknowledgment of a deeper issue of the nature of the discourse that comprehends the controversy and makes it possible.

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Problems of Evil in Theistic and Non-theistic Frameworks: Ways of Sense Making

Problems of evil occur in non-theistic as well as theistic contexts. The different patterns of interplays among metaphysical, anthropological and ethical components in different structures of thought are comparatively examined.

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Forgiveness as an Ethical Category: Limits of Ethical Theory

This paper examines the nature and rationale of forgiveness from various theoretical perspectives and concludes that forgiveness is a situational departure from a normal moral practice without a compelling reason.

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The Idea of Being Human as the Foundation of Normative Ethics: A Plea for the Globalization of Ethical Discourse

Sustaining a global discourse comprehending diverse views of being human, past and present, across cultures and disciplines, is a methodological and moral requirement for the construction of normative ethical theory.

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The Limits of Holistic Justification: The Authenticity of Moral Agency

This paper argues that ideal moral agency consists in committed participation in an open discourse in the space among moral systems while retaining one’s cultural domicile.

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Published online: May 7, 2014

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The Implication of the Ambiguity of the Concept of Freedom

The concept of freedom has an experiential and practical origin. But divergent theories of freedom result from divergent worldviews. This paper describes the logical structure of the discourse on freedom.

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Published online: April 22, 2016

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