Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3144

Fritz J. McDonald

Fritz McDonald

Fritz J. McDonald

Title: Associate Professor

Office: 653 Mathematics and Science Center
Phone: (248) 370-3394
Fax: (248) 370-3144
E-mail: fritzjmcdonald@oakland.edu

Articles

Synchronous Online Philosophy Courses: An Experiment in Progress,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers 18 (2018): 37-40.

“Beyond Objectivism and Subjectivism” in Praxiologies and Reasons for Action, edited by Piotr Makowski, Mateusz Bonecki, and Krzysztof Nowak-Pozadzy, with Wojciech W. Gasparski, New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2016.                           

“Wittgenstein and the Methodology of Semantics” in Language, Mind and Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of R.C. Pradhan, edited by Ranjan Kumar Panda. New Delhi: Overseas Press, 2015 and Boca Raton, FL: BrownWalker Press, 2016.

Minimalism and Expressivism,” Ethics in Progress Quarterly 3 (2012): 9-30.

Why Language Exists: Stating the Obvious,” Croatian Journal of Philosophy 12 (2012): 1-12.

Metaphysical Minimalism,” Prolegomena: Journal of Philosophy 10 (2011): 39-52.

A Deflationary Metaphysics of Morality,” Acta Analytica 25 (2010): 285-98.

Agency and Responsibility,” The Journal of Value Inquiry 44 (2010): 199-207.

Linguistics, Psychology, and the Ontology of Language,” Croatian Journal of Philosophy 27 (2009): 291-301.

Does Moral Discourse Require Robust Truth?Logos Architekton 3 (2009): 271-90.

“Analytic: Truth,” in John Lachs and Robert Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Antinomies,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Brain-in-Vat,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Indeterminacy of Translation,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Inscrutability of Reference,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Logic: Informal,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Quine, W.V.O.,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Semantics,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Truth Value,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008.

“Universals,” in Lachs and Talisse, eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008. 

The Epimenidean Dilemma and the Definition of Truth,” The Philosophical Forum 36  (2003): pp. 477-86.

Book Reviews

Does Anything Really Matter? Essays on Parfit on Objectivity, edited by Peter Singer” Philosophy in
Review 38 (2018): 80-82. 

Rightness as Fairness: A Moral and Political Theory, by Marcus Arvan,” Philosophy in Review 37
(2017): 44-46. 

Cooperation and its Evolution, edited by Kim Sterelny, Richard Joyce, Brett Calcott, and Ben Fraser," Philosophical Psychology 28 (2015): 1253-1255. 

The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free
Will, by Heidi M. Ravven,” Neuroethics 7 (2014): 251-252. 

New Waves in Metaethics, edited by Michael Brady, and New Waves in Truth, edited by Cory Wright
and Nikolaj J.L.L. Pedersen,” Analysis 73 (2013): 400-402. 

On What Matters, by Derek Parfit,” Metapsychology Online Reviews 16 (2012). 

The Constitution of Agency, by Christine Korsgaard,” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (2010):
235-36. 

"Worlds of Truth, by Israel Scheffler,” Analysis 70 (2010): 383-85. 

Truth and Realism, Patrick Greenough and Michael Lynch, eds.,” The Philosophical Quarterly 58
(2008): 178-80.

The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory, David Copp, ed.,” The Journal of Value Inquiry 40 (2006):
485-88.