Ronald L. Hall - Publications


Word and Spirit: A Kierkegaardian Critique of the Modern Age(Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1993)

The Human Embrace: The Love of Philosophy and the Philosophy of Love: Kierkegaard, Cavell, Nussbaum(University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999)

LogicWorks: The Next Generation(With Rob R. Brady)(Electronic Logic Course) Philosophical Information Center, 2003)


"Responsibility and Intention: Reflections on the Problem of God's Will and Human Suffering," Perspectives in Religious Studies, Vol. VI, No. 2, (Summer, 1979) 142-15.

"Wittgenstein and Polanyi: The Problem of Privileged Self-Knowledge," Philosophy Today, Vol. 23, 3&4, (Fall, 1979) 267-278, [Discussed in Post-Critical Epistemology: A Reconsideration of Some Aspects of Tacit Knowing by Andy F. Sanders, (Amsterdam, 1988)].

"The Ontological Context of God's Omniscience and Man's Freedom," Perspectives in Religious Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 1, (Spring, 1981) 25-39.

"The Origin of Alienation: Some Kierkegaardian Reflections on Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of the Body," International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. XII, No. 2, (Summer, 1981) 111-122.

"Michael Polanyi on Art and Religion: Some Critical Reflections on Meaning," Zygon, Vol. 17, No.1, (March, 1982) 9-18. [For an extensive discussion of this paper, see Michael Polanyi: A Critical Exposition by Harry Prosch, (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1986),261ff. Also see "Questioning Polanyi's Meaning: A Response to Ronald Hall" by Bruce Haddox, Zygon op. cit.19-24] This article and the response were translated into Hungarian and republished the Fall of 1997 in Polanyiana: A Polanyi Mihaly Szabadelvu Filozofiai Tarsasag Folyoirat, 12-21.

"The Role of Commitment in Scientific Inquiry: Polanyi or Popper?" Human Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, (January-March, 1982) 45-60.

"Be Ye Therefore Perfect," NICM Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2&3, (Spring and Summer, 1983),106-114. [This Journal is published by the National Institute For Campus Ministries and has henceforth changed its name to Religion and Intellectual Life].

"Dualism and Christianity: A Reconsideration," Centre Journal, Vol. I, No. 4, (Fall 1982), 43-55. (A reply to this paper was written by Theodore A. Young and appeared in CJ in 1984).

"The Analogy Between Ethics and Science," Zygon, Vol. 19, No. 1, (March, 1984) 83-85.

"In the Shadow of the Enlightenment: The Plight of the Humanities in an Age of Scientific Objectivism" Tradition and Discovery, Vol. XIII, No. 1, (Fall, 1985) 19-25.

"Language and Freedom: An Analysis of the Demonic in Kierkegaard's Concept of Anxiety," International Kierkegaard Commentary, Vol. 2, edited by Robert L. Perkins, (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1985) 153-166

"The Living Word: An Auditory Interpretation of Scripture," Listening, Vol. 21, No. 1, (Winter, 1986) 25-42.

"The Irony of Modern Thought: An Analysis via Kierkegaard's Concept of Irony," Soundings, Vol. LXXI, No. 4, (Winter, 1988) 601-618.

"Are We Losing Our Minds?" Mind, Value and Culture: Essays in Honor of E. Maynard Adams, edited by David Weissbord, (Atascadero, CA: Ridgeview Publishing Company, 1989) 191-206.

"Hell, Is This Really Necessary?" The International Journal For The Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 25, (1989) 109-116.

"Critical and Post-Critical Objectivity," The Personalist Forum, Vol. 9, No. 2, (Fall, 1993) 67-80.

"A Critical Note on Edward F. Mooney's Reading of Fear and Trembling," Soren KierkegaardNewsletter, No. 29, (April, 1994) 5-8.

"Pursuits of Knowledge and Happiness: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Stanley Cavell," Soundings, Vol. LXXVII, No.1&2, (Spring/Summer, 1994) 145-161.

"Transcending the Human: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Martha Nussbaum" International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXXIV, No. 135, (September, 1994) 361-373.

"Kierkegaard and the Paradoxical Logic of Worldly Faith," Faith and Philosophy, Vol. 12, No. 1, (January, 1995) 40-53.

"Spirit and Presence: A Kierkegaardian Analysis," International Kierkegaard Commentary, Vol. 3, edited by Robert L. Perkins, (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1995) 271-285.

"An Apology for the Second Edition," A Reply to Walter Gulick's review essay on my book Word and Spirit, Tradition and Discovery, Vol. XXII, No. 3, (1995-96).

"Margaret's Home," A Eulogy for Margaret Nygard, Eno River Magazine, (Spring, 1996).

"Freedom: Merleau-Ponty's Critique of Sartre," The Debate Between Sartre and Merleau-Ponty edited by Jon Stewart (Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1998) 187-196; [First published in Philosophy Research Archives, Vol. VI, No. 4, (Winter, 1980)].

"The Primacy of the Explicit: On Keeping Romanticism at Bay," Tradition and Discovery, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, (Winter, 1998),29-39.

"Remembering Bill Poteat" Tradition and Discovery 27:3 (2000-2001): 11-15.

"Jerry Gill on Polanyi, Modern and Postmodern Thought: A Review Essay". Tradition and Discovery 27:3 (2000-2001): 30-34; in the same issue see: Gill, Jerry H. "Reply to Ron Hall's Review."

"Moving Places: A Comment on the Traveling Vietnam Memorial" Philosophy and Geography Vol. 4, No. 2, (Fall, 2001) 219-224.

"The Irony of Irony," International Kierkegaard Commentary edited by Robert L. Perkins (Macon GA: Mercer University Press, 2001) 317-345.

"Our National Tragedy: Some Philosophical Reflection" Florida Philosophical Review (Vol. II, Issue 2, Winter, 2002).

"I Think, Therefore I May Not Exist" Philosophical Investigations (Vol. 26 No. 2, April 2003) 149-166.

"What's a Philosopher of Religion To Do?" (Philosophy of Religion for a New Century: Essays in Honor of Eugene Thomas Long, Ed. by Jerald T. Wallulis and Jeremiah Hackett, Kluwer, forthcoming).

Book Reviews

Mark Taylor, Deconstructing Theology, International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 15, (Spring, 1984), 107-108.

Leroy S. Rouner (ed.) Meaning, Truth and God, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. LII, No. II, (June, 1984) 21-422.

William H. Poteat, Polanyian Meditations: In Search of a Post-Critical Logic (Duke), Phenomenological Inquiry, Vol. 10, (October, 1986), 148-151.

Stephen Dunning, Kierkegaard's Dialectic of Inwardness: A Structural Analysis of the Stages (Princeton), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 21, (Spring, 1987) 57-60.

William H. Poteat, Philosophical Daybook: Post-Critical Investigations (Missouri), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 33, (Spring, 1993) 61-62.

Anthony Rudd, Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical (Oxford), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 37, (1995) 57-59.

Anthony C. Thieselton, Interpreting God and the Postmodern Self: On Meaning, Manipulation and Promise, (Eerdmans), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, (Fall, 1997) 121-123.

Wendy Farley, Eros for the Other: Retaining Truth in a Pluralistic World, (Penn State), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 43 (1998) 65-68.

Arnold B. Come, Kierkegaard As Theologian: Recovering My Self(McGill-Queen), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion Vol. 47, Issue 2 (2000) 121-124

James Edwards, The Plain Sense of Things: The Fate of Religion in an Age of Normal Nihilism (Penn State Press), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion Vol. 51, Issue 3 (2002) 219-221.

Jamie Lorentzen, Kierkegaard's Metaphors (Mercer University Press), International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion (2002)

Reviews of Word and Spirit

  • Personalist Forum, by James Edwards, Furman University, Vol. 9, No. 2, (Fall, 1993).
  • Review of Metaphysics, by Roy Martinez, Spelman College, (March, 1994).
  • Philosophy and Literature, by Eric J. Ziolkowski, Lafayette College, Vol.18, No.1 (April, 1994)
  • Literature and Theology, by George Pattison, King's College, Cambridge, Vol. 8, No. 3, (Sept., 1994),
  • Theological Studies, by Martin Matustik, Purdue University, (Sept., 1994)
  • Soren Kierkegaard Newsletter, by Stephen M. Emmanuel, Virginia Wesleyan, No. 30, (Nov., 1994)
  • International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, by William Power, University of Georgia, Vol. 36, (1994)
  • Kierkegaardiana, by Jens Glebe-Moller, (Spring, 1995).
  • Tradition and Discovery, by Walter Gulick, Vol. XXII, No. 3, (1995-96), pp. 28-32, (My response: same issue.)

Reviews of The Human Embrace

  • International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, by James Edwards, Furman University
  • Philosophical Investigations, by Jamie Ferreira, University of Virginia
  • Philosophy in Review, by Stephen R. Palmquist, Hong Kong Baptist University