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  1. Julia Jorati (forthcoming). Three Types of Spontaneity and Teleology in Leibniz. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    Leibniz holds that all substances are spontaneous, that is, that all states of a given substance originate within it. Several commentators distinguish two kinds of spontaneity. This paper sharpens and expands this distinction by arguing that we need to distinguish not just two, but three types of spontaneity. This in turn sheds light on Leibniz’s otherwise puzzling views on teleology. The paper argues that there is an intimate connection between spontaneity and teleology and that a type of teleology corresponds to (...)
     
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  2. Michelle Kosch (forthcoming). Fichtean Kantianism in Nineteenth Century Ethics. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
  3. Colin Marshall (forthcoming). Does Kant Demand Explanations for All Synthetic a Priori Claims? Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    Most of Kant's readers have assumed that he demanded explanations for all synthetic a priori claims. I argue that this is not the case, and that Kant accepted some synthetic a priori claims as basic. I further argue that he took himself to be justified in making such claims on the basis of a certain sort of robust reflection. In essence, Kant's method is more like that of the phenomenologists than that of 20th century analytic philosophers.
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  4. Colin McLear (forthcoming). Two Kinds of Unity in the Critique of Pure Reason. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    I argue that Kant’s distinction between the cognitive roles of sensibility and understanding raises a question concerning the conditions necessary for objective representation. I distinguish two opposing interpretive positions—viz. Intellectualism and Sensibilism. According to Intellectualism all objective representation depends, at least in part, on the unifying synthetic activity of the mind. In contrast, Sensibilism argues that at least some forms of objective representation, specifically intuitions, do not require synthesis. I argue that there are deep reasons for thinking that Intellectualism is (...)
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  5. Owen Ware (forthcoming). Kant on Moral Sensibility and Moral Motivation. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    Despite Kant's lasting influence on philosophical accounts of moral motivation, many details of his own position remain elusive. In the Critique of Practical Reason, for example, Kant argues that our recognition of the moral law’s authority must elicit both painful and pleasurable feelings in us. On reflection, however, it is unclear how these effects could motivate us to act from duty. As a result, Kant’s theory of moral sensibility comes under a skeptical threat: the possibility of a morally motivating feeling (...)
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  6. Joshua Wilburn (forthcoming). The Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato's Timaeus. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    In this paper I offer an account of how the reasoning part of the soul communicates its “commands,” “threats,” and “exhortations” to the spirited part of the soul in Plato’s Timaeus. I consider and reject two recent approaches and defend an alternative, “imagistic” account, according to which the various “messages” that reason issues affect the lower parts of the soul, including spirit, in the form of mental “images.” The spirited part, moreover, is not only responsible for supporting and carrying out (...)
     
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  7. Jenny Pelletier (forthcoming). Review of Categories, and What is Beyond (Forthcoming). [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy.
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  8. J. H. Weed (forthcoming). Aquinas on Friendship. Oxford-New York: Oxford University Press. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
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