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  1. Maria Rosa Antognazza (forthcoming). The Benefit to Philosophy of the Study of its History. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (1):1-24.
    This paper advances the view that the history of philosophy is both a kind of history and a kind of philosophy. Through a discussion of some examples from epistemology, metaphysics, and the historiography of philosophy, it explores the benefit to philosophy of a deep and broad engagement with its history. It comes to the conclusion that doing history of philosophy is a way to think outside the box of the current philosophical orthodoxies. Somewhat paradoxically, far from imprisoning its students in (...)
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  2. Gloria Frost (forthcoming). Peter Olivi's Rejection of God's Concurrence with Created Causes. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-25.
    The relationship between divine and created causality was widely discussed in medieval and early modern philosophy. Contemporary scholars of these discussions typically stake out three possible positions: occasionalism, concurrentism, and mere-conservationism. It is regularly claimed that virtually no medieval thinker adopted the final view which denies that God is an immediate active cause of creaturely actions. The main aim of this paper is to further understanding of the medieval causality debate, and particularly the mere-conservationist position, by analysing Peter John Olivi's (...)
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  3. Yoram Hazony (forthcoming). Imagined Causes: Hume's Conception of Objects. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-5.
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  4. Wolfgang Huemer (forthcoming). Themes From Brentano. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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  5. C. S. Meyns (forthcoming). The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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  6. Paul Redding (forthcoming). An Hegelian Solution to a Tangle of Problems Facing Brandom's Analytic Pragmatism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy.
    In his program of analytic pragmatism, Robert Brandom has presented a thoroughgoing reinterpretation of the place of analytic philosophy in the history of philosophy by linking his own non-representational “inferentialist” approach to semantics to the rationalist–idealist tradition, and in particular, to Hegel. Brandom, however, has not been without his critics in regard to both his approach to semantics and his interpretation of Hegel. -/- Here I single out four interlinked problematic areas facing Brandom’s inferentialist semantics—his approach of perceptual content, to (...)
     
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  7. Severin Schroeder (forthcoming). The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-12.
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  8. Lionel Shapiro (forthcoming). Sellars on the Function of Semantic Vocabulary. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-20.
    This paper examines two explanations Sellars gives, at successive stages of his career, of how semantic vocabulary (paradigmatically ‘means that ... ’ and ‘is true if and only if ... ’) lets us relate linguistic expressions to extra-linguistic reality. Despite their differences, both explanations reveal a distinctive pragmatist approach. According to Sellars, we do not use semantic vocabulary to describe language- world relations. Rather, our taking language to relate to the world is implicit in the moves (inferential or non-inferential) licensed (...)
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  9. Steven Tester (forthcoming). Kant and Rational Psychology. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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  10. Joshua M. Wood (forthcoming). Review of Nicholas Jolley's Causality and Mind: Essays on Early Modern Philosophy (2013). [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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  11. Charlotte Alderwick (forthcoming). Atemporal Essence and Existential Freedom in Schelling. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-23.
    Although it is clear in Schelling's Freiheitsschrift that he takes an agent's atemporal choice between good and evil to be central to understanding human freedom, there is no consensus in the literature and no adequate account of how to understand this choice. Further, the literature fails to render intelligible how existential freedom is possible in the light of this atemporal choice. I demonstrate that, despite their differences, the dominant accounts in the literature are all guilty of these failings and argue (...)
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  12. Benjamin Berger (forthcoming). Schelling's Theory of Symbolic Language: Forming the System of Identity. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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  13. Jean-Philippe Deranty (forthcoming). Feuerbach and the Philosophy of Critical Theory. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-26.
    It is a hallmark of the Frankfurt School tradition of critical theory that it has consistently made philosophical reflection a central component of its overall project. Indeed, the core identity that this tradition has been able to maintain arguably stems from the fact that a number of key philosophical assumptions have been shared by the generations of thinkers involved in it. These assumptions form a basic ?philosophical matrix?, whose main aim is to allow for a ?critique of reason?, the heart (...)
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  14. Jeremy William Dunham (forthcoming). On Habit. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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  15. Ludmila Guenova (forthcoming). Kant's Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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  16. Markus Kohl (forthcoming). Kant on the Inapplicability of the Categories to Things in Themselves. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-25.
    This paper addresses the question of what we can legitimately say about things in themselves in Kant's critical doctrine. Many Kant scholars believe that Kant allows that things in themselves can be characterized through the unschematized or ?pure? concepts of our understanding such as ?substance? or ?causality?. However, I show that on Kant's view things in themselves do not conform to the unschematized categories (given their standard discursive meaning): the pure categories, like space and time, are merely subjective forms of (...)
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  17. Mogens Laerke (forthcoming). L'Art du Portrait Conceptuel. Deleuze Et l'Histoire de la Philosophie. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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  18. Roberto Lo Presti (forthcoming). Informing Matter and Enmattered Forms: Aristotle and Galen on the 'Power' of the Seed. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    In this paper, I consider points of intersection between the Aristotelian and the Galenic notions of ?power of the seed? and some of the key issues and key concepts developed within the power-structuralism paradigm and try to understand whether, and to what extent, the conceptual lens provided by the power-structuralism hypothesis may help us (1) to shed fresh light on aspects of both the Aristotelian and the Galenic theory of the seed, which are still unclear or highly controversial, like the (...)
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  19. Ohad Nachtomy (forthcoming). Philosophical Religions From Plato to Spinoza: Reason, Religion, and Autonomy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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  20. Brian O'Connor (forthcoming). Play, Idleness and the Problem of Necessity in Schiller and Marcuse. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-23.
    The central concern of this paper is to explore the efforts of Schiller's post-Kantian idealism and Marcuse's critical theory to develop a new conception of free human experience. That conception is built on the notion of play. Play is said to combine the human capacities for physical pleasure and reason, capacities which the modern world has dualized. Analysis of their respective accounts of play reveals its ambivalent form in the work of both philosophers. Play supports the ideal of ?freedom from (...)
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  21. G. A. J. Rogers (forthcoming). Locke's Metaphysics. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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  22. Kenneth Seeskin (forthcoming). Maimonides: Life and Thought. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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  23. Joseph Shaw (forthcoming). Moral Dilemma in Medieval Thought: From Gratian to Aquinas. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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  24. José Filipe Silva (forthcoming). Potentially Human? Aquinas on Aristotle on Human Generation. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-19.
    Thomas Aquinas (1225?74) describes embryological development as a succession of vital principles, souls, or substantial forms of which the last places the developing being in its own species. In the case of human beings this form is the rational soul. Aquinas' well-known commitment to the view that there is only one substantial form for each composite (unicity thesis [UT]) and that a substantial form directly informs prime matter (diPM) leads to the conclusion that the succession of soul kinds is non-cumulative. (...)
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  25. Sanem Soyarslan (forthcoming). The Susceptibility of Intuitive Knowledge to Akrasia in Spinoza's Ethical Thought. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-23.
    Spinoza unequivocally states in the Ethics that intuitive knowledge is more powerful than reason. Nonetheless, it is not clear what exactly this greater power promises in the face of the passions. Does this mean that intuitive knowledge is not liable to akrasia? Ronald Sandler offers what, to my knowledge, is the only explicit answer to this question in recent Spinoza scholarship. According to Sandler, intuitive knowledge, unlike reason, is not susceptible to akrasia. This is because, intuitive knowledge enables the knower (...)
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  26. Alison Stone (forthcoming). Adorno, Hegel, and Dialectic. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-24.
    This article explores critical theory's relations to German idealism by clarifying how Adorno's thought relates to Hegel's. Adorno's apparently mixed responses to Hegel centre on the dialectic and actually form a coherent whole. In his Logic, Hegel outlines the dialectical process by which categories ? fundamental forms of thought and reality ? necessarily follow one another in three stages: abstraction, dialectic proper, and the speculative (famously simplified as ?thesis, antithesis, synthesis?). Adorno's allegiance to Hegel's dialectic emerges when he traces the (...)
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  27. Agnes Judit Vashegyi MacDonald (forthcoming). The Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Lukács, and the Frankfurt School. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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  28. Daniel Watts (forthcoming). Recent Work on Kierkegaard. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-8.
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  29. James Wilberding (forthcoming). Teratology in Neoplatonism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    Teratogenesis poses a real problem for all those who wish to see the natural world as a success story, and this includes the Neoplatonists. On their view even ordinary biological reproduction is governed by principles ultimately derived from intelligible Forms. Thus, the generation of terata would seem to call into question the very efficacy of these intelligible principles in the sensible world, since these would seem to be cases in which matter has gotten the upper hand over the intelligible. Although (...)
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  30. Leo Catana (forthcoming). Review: Models of the History of Philosophy. Volume II: From Cartesian Age to Brucker, Ed. By Gregorio Piaia and Giovanni Santinello,(International Archives of the History of Ideas, 204). [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy.
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  31. R. L. Weed (forthcoming). The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Book Review). British Journal for the History of Philosophy.
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