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  1.  15
    Charles T. Wolfe & Christoffer Basse Eriksen (2016). Review of S. Gaukroger, The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility. [REVIEW] Intellectual History Review 27.
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  2. Christian Maurer (2016). Doctrinal Issues Concerning Human Nature and Self-Love, and the Case of Archibald Campbell's Enquiry. Intellectual History Review 26 (3):355-369.
    This essay explores doctrinal issues in the philosophical and theological debates on human nature and self-love in the early 18th century. It focuses on the arguments between the Scottish philosopher and theologian Archibald Campbell and the Committee for Purity of Doctrine concerning Campbell’s Enquiry into the Original of Moral Virtue (1733). These centre in particular on Campbell’s supposedly unorthodox account of self-love as a virtuous principle and the connected more general view of human nature as tending towards virtue. A comparison (...)
     
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    Joseph Zepeda (2016). Exclusion in Descartes's Rules for the Direction of the Mind: The Emergence of the Real Distinction. Intellectual History Review 26 (2):203-219.
    The distinction between the mental operations of abstraction and exclusion is recognized as playing an important role in many of Descartes’ metaphysical arguments, at least after 1640. In this paper I first show that Descartes describes the distinction between abstraction and exclusion in the early Rules for the Direction of the Mind, in substantially the same way he does in the 1640s. Second, I show that Descartes makes the test for exclusion a major component of the method proposed in the (...)
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