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  1. Deborah Brown (2013). Understanding Interaction Revisited. In Stewart Duncan & Antonia LoLordo (eds.), Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses. Routledge. 54.
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  2. Deborah Brown (2012). Agency and Attention in Malebranche's Theory of Cognition. In Martin Pickavé & Lisa Shapiro (eds.), Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press. 217.
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  3. Deborah J. Brown (2012). Cartesian Functional Analysis. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 90 (1):75 - 92.
    Despite eschewing the utility of ends or purposes in natural philosophy, Descartes frequently engages in functional explanation, which many have assumed is an essentially teleological form of explanation. This article considers the consistency of Descartes's appeal to natural functions, advancing the idea that he is utilizing a non-normative, non-teleological form of functional explanation. It will be argued that Cartesian functional analysis resembles modern causal functional analysis, and yet, by emphasizing the interdependency of parts of biological systems, is able to avoid (...)
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  4. Deborah J. Brown (2011). The Duck's Leg: Descartes's Intermediate Distinction. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 35 (1):26-45.
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  5. Deborah Brown (2010). Descartes's Peepshow. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (3):485-508.
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  6. Deborah J. Brown (2010). Cartesian Reflections: Essays on Descartes's Philosophy. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (4):731-734.
    HOME . ABOUT US . CONTACT US HELP . PUBLISH WITH US . LIBRARIANS Search in or Explore Browse Publications A-Z Browse Subjects A-Z Advanced Search University of Cambridge SIGN IN Register | Why Register? | Sign Out | Got a Voucher? prev abstract next Two Approaches to Reading the Historical Descartes A Devout Catholic? Knowledge of The Mental Thought and Language Descartes as A Natural Philosopher Substance Dualism Notes Two Approaches to Reading the Historical Descartes Author: Desmond M. Clarke (...)
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  7. Donald Ainslie, Carla Bagnoli, Donald Baxter, Tom Beauchamp, Helen Beebee, Martin Bell, Deborah Boyle, John Bricke, Deborah Brown & Dorothy Coleman (2008). Hume Studies Referees, 2007–2008. Hume Studies 34 (2):323-324.
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  8. Deborah Brown (2008). Gary Steiner. Descartes as a Moral Thinker: Christianity, Technology, Nihilism. JHP Book Series. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2004. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (1):173-175.
    Finding inspiration in Heidegger's lament, "In what soil do the roots of (Descartes's) tree of philosophy find their support?" (and not allowing that the tree might be hydroponic), Steiner proceeds to ground the "concrete content and absolute authority" of Descartes's moral principles in his Christian faith (13). Caught between the two, Descartes's thinking is pulled in opposing directions, towards the "earthly ethos" and its twin ideals of technological mastery over nature and the autonomy of reason, and the "angelic ideal"-a transcendent (...)
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  9. Deborah Jean Brown (2008). Descartes as a Moral Thinker: Christianity, Technology, Nihilism (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (1):173-175.
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  10. Deborah Brown (2007). Augustine and Descartes on the Function of Attention in Perceptual Awareness. Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind 4:153-175.
  11. Deborah Brown (2007). Descartes Reinvented ‐ by Tom Sorell. [REVIEW] Philosophical Books 48 (4):357-359.
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  12. Deborah J. Brown (2006). Descartes and the Passionate Mind. Cambridge University Press.
    Descartes is often accused of having fragmented the human being into two independent substances, mind and body, with no clear strategy for explaining the apparent unity of human experience. Deborah Brown argues that, contrary to this view, Descartes did in fact have a conception of a single, integrated human being, and that in his view this conception is crucial to the success of human beings as rational and moral agents and as practitioners of science. The passions are pivotal in this, (...)
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  13. Deborah Brown (2005). What Part of 'Know' Don't You Understand? The Monist 88 (1):11 - 35.
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  14. Deborah Brown (2002). The Rationality of Cartesian Passions. In. In Henrik Lagerlund & Mikko Yrjonsuri (eds.), Emotions and Choice From Boethius to Descartes. Kluwer. 259--278.
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  15. Deborah J. Brown (2002). Thomas Aquinas, Saint and Private Investigator. Dialogue 41 (03):461-.
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  16. Deborah Brown (2000). Immanence and Individuation: Brentano and the Scholastics on Knowledge of Singulars. The Monist 83 (1):22-46.
  17. Deborah Brown (1997). Analyticity: An Ockhamist Approach. American Philosophical Quarterly 34 (4):441 - 455.
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  18. Deborah Brown (1997). About Love: Reinventing Romance for Our Times Robert Solomon Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994, 349 Pp. $14.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 36 (02):430-.
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  19. Deborah J. Brown (1996). A Furry Tile About Mental Representation. Philosophical Quarterly 46 (185):448-66.
  20. Deborah J. Brown (1996). The Puzzle of Names in Ockham's Theory of Mental Language. Review of Metaphysics 50 (1):79 - 99.
    There is a tension within Ockham's theory of mental language between its claim to being a semantics for conventional languages and its claim to being a model of concept acquisition and thought. In particular, the commitment to a redundancy-free mental language which serves to explain important semantic relations such as synonymy and ambiguity conflicts, _prima facie, with the possibility of opaque belief contexts. I argue that it is preferable to treat the theory of mental language as an idealized theory of (...)
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  21. Deborah J. Brown (1993). Swampman of la Mancha. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):327-48.
  22. Deborah Brown (1986). The Apollo Belvedere and the Garden of Giuliano Della Rovere at SS. Apostoli. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 49:235-238.
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