Newman Studies Journal

Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring 2016

Daniel J. Pratt Morris-Chapman
Pages 55-67

Newman and the “Problem of the Criterion” Revisited

Several Newman commentators consider that his work has been ignored by philosophers. This essay re-examines Newman’s work in relation to the particularist approach to the “problem of the criterion” in order to see whether or not Marty Maddox’s methodist depiction of Newman’s Grammar of Assent has actually obscured Newman’s relevance to this contemporary philosophical position.