Department of Philosophy

Mathematics and Science Center, Room 752
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3390
fax: (248) 370-3157

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

Selected Publications

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

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

“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.

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.

“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.

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

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

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

“Linguistics, Psychology, and the Ontology of Language,” Croatian Journal of Philosophy 9 (2009): 291-301.

“Analytic: Truth,” “Antinomies,” “Brain-in-vat,” “Indeterminacy of Translation,” “Inscrutability of Reference,” “Logic: Informal,” “Quine, W.V.O,” “Semantics,” “Truth value,” “Universals,” in John Lachs and Robert Talisse eds., American Philosophy: An Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge, 2008. 

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.