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  1.  9
    Hanne Appelqvist (forthcoming). On Wittgenstein's Kantian Solution of the Problem of Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-23.
    ABSTRACTIn 1931 Wittgenstein wrote: ‘the limit of language manifests itself in the impossibility of describing the fact that corresponds to a sentence without simply repeating the sentence’. Here, Wittgenstein claims, ‘we are involved … with the Kantian solution of the problem of philosophy’. This paper shows how this remark fits with Wittgenstein's early account of the substance of the world, his account of logic, and ultimately his view of philosophy. By contrast to the currently influential resolute reading of the Tractatus, (...)
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    John J. Callanan (forthcoming). The Poverty of Conceptual Truth: Kant’s Analytic/Synthetic Distinction and the Limits of Metaphysics. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    Corey W. Dyck (forthcoming). Materialism in the Mainstream of Early German Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-20.
    Discussions of the reception of materialist thought in Germany in the first half of the 18th century tend to focus, naturally enough, upon the homegrown freethinkers who advanced the cause of Lucretius, Hobbes, and Spinoza in clandestine publications and frequently courted the ire of the state for doing so. If the philosophers belonging to the mainstream of German intellectual life in that period are accorded a place in the story, it is only insofar as they actively set themselves against the (...)
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    Lynda Gaudemard (forthcoming). Rico Vitz, Reforming the Art of Living: Nature, Virtue and Religion in Descartes's Epistemology. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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    Nabeel Hamid (forthcoming). Dilthey on the Unity of Science. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    ABSTRACTThis paper elaborates a conception of the unity of science that emerges in the context of Dilthey’s well-known treatment of the distinction between the Naturwissenschaften and the Geisteswissenschaften. Dilthey’s account of the epistemological foundations of the Geisteswissenschaften presupposes, this paper argues, their continuity with the natural sciences. The unity of the two domains has both a psychological and a biological basis. Whereas the psychological functions at work in scientific thinking, the articulation of which is the task of Dilthey’s proposed science (...)
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    Andrew Stephenson (forthcoming). Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and His Realism. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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    Catherine Wilson (forthcoming). Hume and Vital Materialism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-20.
    ABSTRACTHume was not a philosopher famed for what are sometimes called ‘ontological commitments'. Nevertheless, few contemporary scholars doubt that Hume was an atheist, and the present essay tenders the view that Hume was favourably disposed to the 'vital materialism' of post-Newtonian natural philosophers in England, Scotland and France. Both internalist arguments, collating passages from a range of Hume's works, and externalist arguments, reviewing the likely sources of his knowledge of ancient materialism and his association with his materialistic contemporaries are employed.
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    Charlotte Alderwick (forthcoming). Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    Charlotte Alderwick (forthcoming). The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-2.
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    Hanne Appelqvist (forthcoming). Representation and Reality in Wittgenstein's. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    Matthew Barnard (forthcoming). Freedom to Fail: Heidegger’s Anarchy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    David Batho (forthcoming). Heidegger and Hallucination. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    ABSTRACTCan Heidegger account for hallucination? I argue that while Heidegger does not develop an account of hallucination, he gives us all the resources we need to develop such an account. I first discuss a prominent argument against the very possibility of such an account. I argue that this argument is mistaken. I then discuss Heidegger's brief remarks on hallucination. In analysing a particular case study, Heidegger claims that the subject hallucinates for two reasons. First, he fails to realize the distinction (...)
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    Joshua Black (forthcoming). Peirce. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-5.
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  14. 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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    Stephen R. L. Clark (forthcoming). Aesthetic Themes in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism From Plotinus to Gregory of Nyssa. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    William C. Davis (forthcoming). Thomas Reid on Mind, Knowledge, and Value. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    Mehmet Metin Erginel (forthcoming). Akrasia and Conflict in the Nicomachean Ethics. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-21.
    ABSTRACTIn Nicomachean Ethics VII, Aristotle offers an account of akrasia that purports to salvage the kernel of truth in the Socratic paradox that people act against what is best only through ignorance. Despite Aristotle’s apparent confidence in having identified the sense in which Socrates was right about akrasia, we are left puzzling over Aristotle’s own account, and the extent to which he agrees with Socrates. The most fundamental interpretive question concerns the sense in which Aristotle takes the akratic to be (...)
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    Christophe Erismann (forthcoming). Venerating Likeness: Byzantine Iconophile Thinkers on Aristotelian Relatives and Their Simultaneity. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-21.
    The question of the simultaneity of relatives is one of the most debated aspects of Aristotle’s theory of relational properties. Are they exceptions to the rules of co-introduction and co-suppression for a pair of relatives? The present article studies a particular chapter of the long history of this problem, the contribution of three Byzantine thinkers of the ninth century. Their discussion is embedded in the complex phenomenon of the Iconoclast crisis. For reinvigorating their discourse on icons, these iconophiles thinkers deployed (...)
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    Gail Fine (forthcoming). The ‘Two Worlds’ Theory in the Phaedo. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-16.
    ABSTRACTAt least in some dialogues, Plato has been thought to hold the so-called Two Worlds Theory, according to which there can be belief but not knowledge about sensibles, and knowledge but not belief about forms. The Phaedo is one such dialogue. In this paper, I explore some key passages that might be thought to support TW, and ask whether they in fact do so. I also consider the related issue of whether the Phaedo argues that, if knowledge is possible at (...)
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    Lynda Gaudemard (forthcoming). Reforming the Art of Living: Nature, Virtue, and Religion in Descartes's Epistemology. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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    Tom Giesbers (forthcoming). Briefwechsel – Nachlaß – Dokumente. Briefwechsel. Reihe I: Text. Band 10: Briefwechsel Juni 1792 Bis September 1794. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-5.
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    Heine Hansen (forthcoming). On the Road From Athens to Thebes Again: Some Thirteenth-Century Thinkers on Converse Relations. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    If Sophroniscus is the father of Socrates, then Socrates is the son of Sophroniscus. If Socrates is similar to Plato, then Plato is similar to Socrates. But how many relations does Sophroniscus and Socrates being so related involve? How many does Plato and Socrates being thus related? Is there a difference between the two cases? These are questions that have featured prominently in discussions of relations in recent years, but they are by no means new. Focusing on a text by (...)
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    Owen Hulatt (forthcoming). Hegel, Danto, Adorno, and the End and After of Art. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    ABSTRACTIn this paper, I consider Adorno's claim that art is at, or is coming to, an ‘end’. I consider Adorno's account in relation to the work of Arthur Danto and G. W. F. Hegel. I employ Danto's account, together with two distinct interpretive glosses of Hegel's account, as heuristic devices in order to clarify both Adorno's own arguments, and the context within which they are being advanced. I argue that while Danto and Hegel see art as coming to an end (...)
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    Naoya Iwata (forthcoming). Clitophon's Challenge: Dialectic in Plato's Meno, Phaedo, and Republic. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    Timo Kaitaro (forthcoming). Eighteenth-Century French Materialism Clockwise and Anticlockwise. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-13.
    ABSTRACTBecause of their reliance on mechanistic metaphors and analogies referring to machines, the eighteenth-century materialists La Mettrie and Diderot have sometimes been described as ‘mechanistic materialists’. However, if one pays close attention to the ways in which mechanical analogies and metaphors were used in eighteenth-century French materialism, one sees that the recourse to these metaphors and comparisons in no way implies mechanism in the sense of physicalist reductionism. Instead, early instances of these comparisons appear in arguments pointing out that technological (...)
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    David Kaspar (forthcoming). Ross’s Place in the History of Analytic Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-18.
    ABSTRACTWith the recent revival of moral intuitionism, the work of W. D. Ross has grown in stature. But if we look at some recent well-regarded histories, anthologies and companions of analytic philosophy, Ross is noticeably absent. This discrepancy of assessments raises the question of Ross’s place in the history of analytic philosophy. Hans-Johann Glock has recently claimed that Ross is not an analytic philosopher at all, but is instead a ‘traditional philosopher’. In this article, I will identify several undeniable features (...)
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    George Klosko (forthcoming). The Pseudo-Platonic Seventh Letter. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-5.
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    Antonia LoLordo (forthcoming). Locke’s Touchy Subjects: Materialism and Immortality. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    Christopher J. Martin (forthcoming). The Invention of Relations: Early Twelfth-Century Discussions of Aristotle's Account of Relatives. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-21.
    Aristotle's discussion of relatives in the Categories presented its eleventh- and twelfth-century readers with many puzzles. Their attempt to solve these puzzles and to develop a coherent account of the category led around the beginning of the twelfth century to the invention of relations as items which stand to relatives as qualities stand to qualified substances. In this paper, I first discuss the details of Aristotle's accounts of relatives and the related category of ‘situation’ and Boethius' commentary on them. I (...)
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    John McHugh (forthcoming). Ways of Desiring Mutual Sympathy in Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-21.
    ABSTRACTIn this paper, I address the question of what we are really after when we seek Smithian mutual sympathy; I also show how the answer I propose can be used to illuminate a crucial feature of Smith's moral philosophy. The first section develops a Smithian response to egoistic interpretations of the desire for mutual sympathy. The second section identifies a number of different self- and other-relevant ways in which one could desire mutual sympathy. Some of these different ways of desiring (...)
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    Thomas McNally (forthcoming). More Than a Feeling: Wittgenstein and William James on Love and Other Emotions. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    ABSTRACTOne of the most significant features of Wittgenstein's Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology is his reflections on emotions. Wittgenstein's treatment of this topic was developed in direct response to his reading of William James’s chapter on emotions in his 1890 masterpiece, The Principles of Psychology. This paper examines the competing views of emotions that emerge in these works, both of which attempt to overcome the Cartesian dualist conception in different ways. The main point of disagreement concerns the relation between (...)
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    Steven Nadler (forthcoming). Spinoza Ou L’« Athée Vertueux ». British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    Paloma Pérez-Ilzarbe (forthcoming). The Place of Relations in Hieronymus Pardo's Semantics of Propositions. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-20.
    I examine a sixteenth-century development of the anti-realist propositional semantics which is based on the notion of ‘mode’. Pardo uses this notion to offer a personal interpretation of the Buridanian criticism of complexe significabilia. He develops a middle way between the reduction of the significate of propositions to particular things and the postulation of non-standard entities which are only complexly signifiable. The key to this middle way is Pardo's understanding of the notion of ‘mode’ as connoting a relation between individual (...)
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    Kristopher G. Phillips (forthcoming). Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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  35. Giorgio Pini (forthcoming). Duns Scotus on Material Substances and Cognition: A Discussion of Two Recent Books. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-11.
    ABSTRACTIn a recent book, Thomas Ward advances an original interpretation of Duns Scotus’s hylomorphism, which stresses the ability of the parts of certain kinds of composites to exist independently from each other and from the composite to which they belong. Ward argues that the notion of essential order plays a key role in accounting for the unity of those parts in a composite. In another book, Richard Cross gives a comprehensive treatment of Duns Scotus’s theory of cognition, which proposes an (...)
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    Sheldon Richmond (forthcoming). Spinoza’s Critique of Religion and its Heirs: Marx, Benjamin, and Adorno. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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    Aurélien Robert (forthcoming). John of Jandun on Relations and Cambridge Changes. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    The paradigmatic examples of what we call nowadays ‘mere Cambridge changes’ are relational properties. If someone is on the left of a table at t − 1 and on the right of this table at t, the table does not undergo a physical change, but it has nonetheless new relational properties. What kind of relation lies behind this kind of change? Should we abandon the definition of identity as a set of permanent properties through time? This concern with identity and (...)
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    Marleen Rozemond (forthcoming). Descartes, Malebranche and Leibniz: Conceptions of Substance in Arguments for the Immateriality of the Soul. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-22.
    ABSTRACTThe most prominent early modern argument against materialism is to be found in Descartes. Previously I had argued that this argument relies crucially on a robust conception of substance, according to which it has a single principal attribute of which all its other intrinsic qualities are modes. In the present paper I return to this claim. In Section 2, I address a question that is often raised about that conception of substance: its commitment to the idea that a substance has (...)
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    Andrea Sangiacomo (forthcoming). The Young Spinoza: A Metaphysician in the Making. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-3.
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    Justin B. Shaddock (forthcoming). Recent Work on Kant's Transcendental Deduction. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-10.
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    Riccardo Strobino (forthcoming). Avicenna on Knowledge , Certainty , Cause and the Relative. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-21.
    In his Kitāb al-Burhān, Avicenna discusses a theoretical framework broadly inspired by Aristotle's Posterior Analytics which brings together logic, epistemology and metaphysics. One of the central questions explored in the book is the problem of the relation between knowledge, certainty and causal explanation. Burhān 1.8, in particular, is devoted to the analysis of how certainty comes about in causal as opposed to non-causal contexts. The distinction is understood in Avicenna's system as one between cases in which the conclusion of an (...)
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    David Sullivan (forthcoming). Frege's ‘On the Concept of Number’ – an Unnoticed Publication. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-5.
    ABSTRACTA short piece by Frege, heretofore overlooked, containing a précis of his views on the concept of number, is presented, after some very brief questions about Frege's possible involvement in the wider intellectual milieu.
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  43. 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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    Charles T. Wolfe (forthcoming). Materialism and ‘the Soft Substance of the Brain’: Diderot and Plasticity. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-20.
    ABSTRACTMaterialism is the view that everything that is real is material or is the product of material processes. It tends to take either a ‘cosmological’ form, as a claim about the ultimate nature of the world, or a more specific ‘psychological’ form, detailing how mental processes are brain processes. I focus on the second, psychological or cerebral form of materialism. In the mid-to-late eighteenth century, the French materialist philosopher Denis Diderot was one of the first to notice that any self-respecting (...)
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    Joshua M. Wood (forthcoming). On Grounding Superadded Properties in Locke. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-19.
    ABSTRACTScholars have employed three interpretive strategies to explain how Locke understands the metaphysical relationship between a superadded property and the material body to which it is affixed. The first is the mechanist strategy advanced by Michael Ayers and Edwin McCann. It argues that the mechanical affections of a given body are causally responsible for the operation of superadded powers. The second is the extrinsic strategy found in Mathew Stuart. It argues that Locke, who rejects mechanism, does not intend to ground (...)
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    Falk Wunderlich (forthcoming). Materialism in Late Enlightenment Germany: A Neglected Tradition Reconsidered. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-23.
    ABSTRACTLate Enlightenment German materialism has hardly attracted any scholarly attention in the past, in spite of the fact that there were quite a few exponents of it. In this paper, I identify the philosophically most important ones and examine to what extent they were connected with each other. In fact, there are local concentrations of materialists at universities and academic circles in Göttingen, Halle, and Gießen. I then discuss the spectrum of materialist positions held by them, from empiricist naturalism in (...)
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    Johannes Zachhuber (forthcoming). The Rise of the World Soul Theory in Modern German Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-9.
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