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  1. Blake McAllister (forthcoming). Re-Evaluating Reid's Response to Skepticism. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 15 (1).
    I argue that some of the most prominent interpretations of Reid ’s response to skepticism marginalize a crucial aspect of his thought: namely, that our common sense beliefs meet whatever normative standards of rationality the skeptic might fairly demand of them. This should to be seen as supplementary to reliabilist or proper functionalist interpretations of Reid. My point is that half the story isn’t being adequately emphasized. I also show how Reid defends the rationality of believing first principles by appealing (...)
     
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  2. Patrick J. Connolly (forthcoming). Maclaurin on Occasionalism: A Reply to Ablondi. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 14 (1).
    In a recent article Fred Ablondi compares the different approaches to occasionalism put forward by two eighteenth century Newtonians, Colin Maclaurin and Andrew Baxter. The goal of this short essay is to respond to Ablondi by clarifying some key features of Maclaurin’s views on occasionalism and the cause of gravitational attraction. In particular, I explore Maclaurin’s matter theory, his views on the explanatory limits of mechanism, and his appeals to the authority of Newton. This leads to a clearer picture of (...)
     
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  3. Manuel Barrantes & Juan M. Durán (forthcoming). Reid on Causation and Scientific Explanation. Journal of Scottish Philosophy.
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