Karen Detlefsen University of Pennsylvania
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  1. Karen Detlefsen (forthcoming). Custom Freedom and Equality: Mary Astell on Marriage and Women's Education. Penn State University Press.
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    Karen Detlefsen (2015). Eric Watkins, Ed.The Divine Order, the Human Order, and the Order of Nature: Historical Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. 272. $74.00. [REVIEW] Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 5 (1):187-190.
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  3. Karen Detlefsen (2014). Biology and Theology in Malebranche's Theory of Organic Generation. In Ohad Nachtomy & Justin E. H. Smith (eds.), The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press 137-156.
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  4. Karen Detlefsen (ed.) (2014). Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
    Descartes' Meditations, one of the most influential works in western philosophy, continues to provoke discussion and debate. This volume of original essays by leading established and emerging early modern scholars ranges over all six of the Meditations and explores issues such as scepticism, judgement, causation, the nature of meditation and the meditator's relation to God, the nature of personhood, Descartes' theory of sense perception and his ideas on the nature of substance. The contributors bring new insights to both central and (...)
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    Karen Detlefsen (ed.) (2013). Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
    Descartes' Meditations, one of the most influential works in western philosophy, continues to provoke discussion and debate. This volume of original essays by leading established and emerging early modern scholars ranges over all six of the Meditations and explores issues such as scepticism, judgement, causation, the nature of meditation and the meditator's relation to God, the nature of personhood, Descartes' theory of sense perception and his ideas on the nature of substance. The contributors bring new insights to both central and (...)
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    Karen Detlefsen (2013). Emilie du Châtelet Between Leibniz and Newton. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (1):207-209.
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 207-209, January 2013.
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  7. Karen Detlefsen (2013). Teleology and Natures in Descartes' Sixth Meditation. In Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press 153-176.
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  8. Karen Detlefsen (ed.) (2012). Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
    Descartes' Meditations, one of the most influential works in western philosophy, continues to provoke discussion and debate. This volume of original essays by leading established and emerging early modern scholars ranges over all six of the Meditations and explores issues such as scepticism, judgement, causation, the nature of meditation and the meditator's relation to God, the nature of personhood, Descartes' theory of sense perception and his ideas on the nature of substance. The contributors bring new insights to both central and (...)
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  9. Karen Detlefsen (2012). Margaret Cavendish and Thomas Hobbes on Freedom, Education, and Women. In Nancy J. Hirschmann & Joanne H. Wright (eds.), Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes. The Pennsylvania State University Press 149-168.
  10. Karen Detlefsen (2009). Margaret Cavendish on the Relation Between God and World. Philosophy Compass 4 (3):421-438.
    It has often been noted that Margaret Cavendish discusses God in her writings on natural philosophy far more than one might think she ought to given her explicit claim that a study of God belongs to theology which is to be kept strictly separate from studies in natural philosophy. In this article, I examine one way in which God enters substantially into her natural philosophy, namely the role he plays in her particular version of teleology. I conclude that, while Cavendish (...)
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  11. Karen Detlefsen (2007). Reason and Freedom: Margaret Cavendish on the Order and Disorder of Nature. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 89 (2):157-191.
    According to Margaret Cavendish the entire natural world is essentially rational such that everything thinks in some way or another. In this paper, I examine why Cavendish would believe that the natural world is ubiquitously rational, arguing against the usual account, which holds that she does so in order to account for the orderly production of very complex phenomena (e.g. living beings) given the limits of the mechanical philosophy. Rather, I argue, she attributes ubiquitous rationality to the natural world in (...)
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  12. Karen Detlefsen (2006). Atomism, Monism, and Causation in the Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish. Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 3 (199):240.
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    Karen Detlefsen (2006). Descartes's Method of Doubt. Dialogue 45 (2):404-406.
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    Karen Detlefsen (2006). Descartes's Method of Doubt Janet Broughton Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002, Xv + 217 Pp., $16.95 Paper. [REVIEW] Dialogue 45 (2):404.
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  15. Karen Detlefsen (2006). Explanation and Demonstration in the Haller-Wolff Debate. In Justin E. H. Smith (ed.), The Problem of Animal Generation in Early Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press
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    Karen Detlefsen (2006). No Title Available: Dialogue. Dialogue 45 (2):404-406.
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    Karen Detlefsen (2006). Review of Desmond M. Clarke, Descartes: A Biography. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (11).
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    Karen Detlefsen (2005). Review of Sarah Hutton, Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (7).
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    Karen Detlefsen (2004). Critical Notice. Philosophical Inquiry 26 (4):131-138.
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    Karen Detlefsen (2003). Supernaturalism, Occasionalism, and Preformation in Malebranche. Perspectives on Science 11 (4):443-483.
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    Karen Detlefsen (2002). JA Cover and John O'Leary-Hawthorne, Substance and Individuation in Leibniz Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 22 (1):19-21.
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    Karen Detlefsen (2002). Review of Margaret Cavendish, Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (7).
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  23. K. Detlefsen (2000). Readings : Phl 272. Custom Publishing Service, University of Toronto Bookstores.
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    Karen Detlefsen (2000). Susan Bordo, Ed., Feminist Interpretations of René Descartes Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 20 (2):87-89.
  25. Karen Detlefsen (2000). Susan Bordo, Ed., Feminist Interpretations of René Descartes. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 20:87-89.
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    Karen Detlefsen (1998). Diversity and the Individual in Dewey's Philosophy of Democratic Education. Educational Theory 48 (3):309-329.
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    Karen Detlefsen (1998). Helmut Müller-Sievers, Self-Generation: Biology, Philosophy, and Literature Around 1800 Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 18 (4):285-287.
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