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  1. Jonathan Cottrell (forthcoming). A Puzzle About Fictions in the 'Treatise'. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    I present a conflict involving Hume’s claim that certain “fictions of the imagination”—like that of an unchangeable, yet enduring object—are “improper,” “inexact” or not “strict.” I argue that this claim is inconsistent with other commitments that Hume has, concerning how the imagination produces fictions and how we form general representations. I consider several ways in which he is likely to respond to this argument, and argue that he cannot consistently accept any of them. I conclude that we face an unsolved (...)
     
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  2. David Forman (forthcoming). Kant’s Moderate Cynicism and the Harmony Between Virtue and Worldly Happiness. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    For Kant, any authentic moral demands are wholly distinct from the demands of prudence. This has led critics to complain that Kantian moral demands are incompatible with our human nature as happiness-seekers. Kant’s defenders have pointed out, correctly, that Kant can and does assert that it is permissible, at least in principle, to pursue our own happiness. But this response does not eliminate the worry that a life organized around the pursuit of virtue might turn out to be one from (...)
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  3. Julia Jorati (forthcoming). Three Types of Spontaneity and Teleology in Leibniz. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    Leibniz holds that all substances are spontaneous, that is, that all states of a given substance originate within it. Several commentators distinguish two kinds of spontaneity. This paper sharpens and expands this distinction by arguing that we need to distinguish not just two, but three types of spontaneity. This in turn sheds light on Leibniz’s otherwise puzzling views on teleology. The paper argues that there is an intimate connection between spontaneity and teleology and that a type of teleology corresponds to (...)
     
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  4. Michelle Kosch (forthcoming). Fichtean Kantianism in Nineteenth Century Ethics. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
  5. Colin McLear (forthcoming). Two Kinds of Unity in the Critique of Pure Reason. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    I argue that Kant’s distinction between the cognitive roles of sensibility and understanding raises a question concerning the conditions necessary for objective representation. I distinguish two opposing interpretive positions—viz. Intellectualism and Sensibilism. According to Intellectualism all objective representation depends, at least in part, on the unifying synthetic activity of the mind. In contrast, Sensibilism argues that at least some forms of objective representation, specifically intuitions, do not require synthesis. I argue that there are deep reasons for thinking that Intellectualism is (...)
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  6. Ian Proops (forthcoming). Russellian Acquaintance Revisited. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    In Bertrand Russell’s writings during the first two decades of the Twentieth Century there occur two rather different distinctions that involve his much-discussed, technical notion of acquaintance. The first is the distinction between knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description; the second, the distinction between knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge of truths. This article examines the nature and philosophical purpose of these two distinctions, while also tracing the evolution of Russell’s notion of acquaintance. It argues that, when he first expressly (...)
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  7. Owen Ware (forthcoming). Kant on Moral Sensibility and Moral Motivation. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    Despite Kant's lasting influence on philosophical accounts of moral motivation, many details of his own position remain elusive. In the Critique of Practical Reason, for example, Kant argues that our recognition of the moral law’s authority must elicit both painful and pleasurable feelings in us. On reflection, however, it is unclear how these effects could motivate us to act from duty. As a result, Kant’s theory of moral sensibility comes under a skeptical threat: the possibility of a morally motivating feeling (...)
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  8. Joshua Wilburn (forthcoming). The Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato's Timaeus. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
    In this paper I offer an account of how the reasoning part of the soul communicates its “commands,” “threats,” and “exhortations” to the spirited part of the soul in Plato’s Timaeus. I consider and reject two recent approaches and defend an alternative, “imagistic” account, according to which the various “messages” that reason issues affect the lower parts of the soul, including spirit, in the form of mental “images.” The spirited part, moreover, is not only responsible for supporting and carrying out (...)
     
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  9. Jenny Pelletier (forthcoming). Review of Categories, and What is Beyond (Forthcoming). [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy.
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  10. J. H. Weed (forthcoming). Aquinas on Friendship. Oxford-New York: Oxford University Press. Journal of the History of Philosophy.
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