Robert Callergård Stockholm University
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  • PhD, Stockholm University, 2006.

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  1. Ryan Nichols & Robert Callergård (2011). Thomas Reid on Reidian Religious Belief Forming Faculties. Modern Schoolman 88 (3):317-335.
    The role of epistemology in philosophy of religion has transformed the discipline by diverting questions away from traditional metaphysical issues and toward concerns about justification and warrant. Leaders responsible for these changes, including Plantinga, Alston and Draper, use methods and arguments fromScottish Enlightenment figures. In general theists use and cite techniques pioneered by Reid and non-theists use and cite techniques pioneered by Hume, a split reduplicated among cognitive scientists of religion, with Justin Barrett and Scott Atran respectively framing their results (...)
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  2. Robert Callergård (2010). Thomas Reid's Newtonian Theism: His Differences with the Classical Arguments of Richard Bentley and William Whiston. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 41 (2):109-119.
    Reid was a Newtonian and a Theist, but did he found his Theism on Newton’s physics? In opposition to commonplace assumptions about the role of Theism in Reid’s philosophy, my answer is no. Reid prefers to found his Theism on a priori reasons, rather than on physics. Reid’s understanding of physics as an empirical science stops it from contributing in any clear and efficient way to issues of natural theology. In addition, Reid is highly sceptical of our ability to discover (...)
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  3. Robert Callergård (2008). A Treatise of Human Nature – a Critical Edition – by David Hume. [REVIEW] Theoria 74 (4):367-368.
  4. Robert Callergård (2005). Reid and the Newtonian Forces of Attraction. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 3 (2):139-155.
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  5. Robert Callergård (2004). Recension av Joakim Molanders Vetenskapsteoretiska grunder. [REVIEW] Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 3.
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  6. Robert Callergård (1999). The Hypothesis of Ether and Reid's Interpretation of Newton's First Rule of Philosophizing. Synthese 120 (1):19-26.
    My object is to question a recurrent claim made to the point that Thomas Reid (1710–1796) was hostile to ether theories and that this hostility had its source in his distinctive interpretation of the first of Newton's regulæ philosophandi. Against this view I will argue that Reid did not have any quarrel at all with unobservable or theoretical entities as such, and that his objections against actual theories concerning ether were scientific rather than philosophical, even when based on Newton's first (...)
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