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    Douglas Jesseph (2016). Hobbes on ‘Conatus’: A Study in the Foundations of Hobbesian Philosophy. Hobbes Studies 29 (1):66-85.
    _ Source: _Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 66 - 85 This paper will deal with the notion of _conatus_ and the role it plays in Hobbes’s program for natural philosophy. As defined by Hobbes, the _conatus_ of a body is essentially its instantaneous motion, and he sees this as the means to account for a variety of phenomena in both natural philosophy and mathematics. Although I foucs principally on Hobbesian physics, I will also consider the extent to which Hobbes’s account (...)
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (1993). Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics. University of Chicago Press.
    In this first modern, critical assessment of the place of mathematics in Berkeley's philosophy and Berkeley's place in the history of mathematics, Douglas M. Jesseph provides a bold reinterpretation of Berkeley's work.
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (2005). Berkeley's Philosophy of Mathematics. In Kenneth Winkler (ed.), Philosophical Review. Cambridge University Press 126-128.
    The dissertation is a detailed analysis of Berkeley's writings on mathematics, concentrating on the link between his attack on the theory of abstract ideas and his philosophy of mathematics. Although the focus is on Berkeley's works, I also trace the important connections between Berkeley's views and those of Isaac Barrow, John Wallis, John Keill, and Isaac Newton . The basic thesis I defend is that Berkeley's philosophy of mathematics is a natural extension of his views on abstraction. The first chapter (...)
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  4. Douglas M. Jesseph (2005). Berkeley, God, and Explanation. In Christia Mercer (ed.), Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics. Oxford University Press
    This paper analyzes Berkeley's arguments for the existence of God in the Principles of Human Knowledge, Three Dialogues, and Alciphron. Where most scholarship has interpreted Berkeley as offering three quite distinct attempted proofs of God's existence, I argue that these are all variations on the strategy of inference to the best explanation. I also consider how this reading of Berkeley connects his conception of God to his views about causation and explanation.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1999). Squaring the Circle. University of Chicago Press.
    Hobbes and Wallis's "battle of the books" illuminates the intimate relationship between science and crucial seventeenth-century debates over the limits of sovereign power and the existence of God.
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    Douglas Michael Jesseph (1992). Berkeley's Revolution in Vision. Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 (2):306-307.
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    Warren Schmaus, Ullica Segerstrale & Douglas Jesseph (1992). A Manifesto. Social Epistemology 6 (3):243 – 265.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1996). Hobbes and the Method of Natural Science. In Tom Sorell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes. Cambridge University Press 86--107.
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    Douglas Michael Jesseph (2004). Galileo, Hobbes, and the Book of Nature. Perspectives on Science 12 (2):191-211.
    : This paper investigates the influence of Galileo's natural philosophy on the philosophical and methodological doctrines of Thomas Hobbes. In particular, I argue that what Hobbes took away from his encounter with Galileo was the fundamental idea that the world is a mechanical system in which everything can be understood in terms of mathematically-specifiable laws of motion. After tracing the history of Hobbes's encounters with Galilean science (through the "Welbeck group" connected with William Cavendish, earl of Newcastle and the "Mersenne (...)
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    Douglas Michael Jesseph (1998). Leibniz on the Foundations of the Calculus: The Question of the Reality of Infinitesimal Magnitudes. Perspectives on Science 6 (1):6-40.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1993). Of Analytics and Indivisibles: Hobbes on the Methods of Modem Mathematics. Revue d'Histoire des Sciences 46 (2):153-193.
  12. Douglas Jesseph (2006). Hobbesian Mechanics. In Daniel Garber & Steven M. Nadler (eds.), Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press 3--119.
     
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (2002). Hobbes's Atheism. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):(2002), 140–166.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1990). Berkeley's Philosophy of Geometry. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 72 (3):301-332.
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    Douglas Jesseph (2014). Les Cartésiens Face À Newton: Philosophie, Science Et Religion Dans la Première Moitié du XVIIIe Siècle. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 105 (1):217-217.
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  16. George Berkeley & Douglas Michael Jesseph (1992). De Motu ; and, the Analyst.
     
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    Douglas Michael Jesseph (2007). Descartes, Pascal, and the Epistemology of Mathematics: The Case of the Cycloid. Perspectives on Science 15 (4):410-433.
    This paper deals with the very different attitudes that Descartes and Pascal had to the cycloid—the curve traced by the motion of a point on the periphery of a circle as the circle rolls across a right line. Descartes insisted that such a curve was merely mechanical and not truly geometric, and so was of no real mathematical interest. He nevertheless responded to enquiries from Mersenne, who posed the problems of determining its area and constructing its tangent. Pascal, in contrast, (...)
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (2013). Logic and Demonstrative Knowledge. In Peter R. Anstey (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century. Oxford University Press 373--90.
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (1989). Philosophical Theory and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (2):215-244.
    It is argued that, contrary to the standard accounts of the development of infinitesimal mathematics, the leading mathematicians of the seventeenth century were deeply concerned with the rigor of their methods. examples are taken from the work of cavalieri and leibniz, with further material drawn from guldin, barrow, and wallis.
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    Douglas Jesseph (2010). Machines, Mechanism, and the Development of Mechanics: Contemporary Understandings. Perspectives on Science 18 (1):pp. 98-112.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1990). Rigorous Proof and the History of Mathematics: Comments on Crowe. Synthese 83 (3):449 - 453.
    Duhem's portrayal of the history of mathematics as manifesting calm and regular development is traced to his conception of mathematical rigor as an essentially static concept. This account is undermined by citing controversies over rigorous demonstration from the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.
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    Warren Schmaus, Ullica Segerstrale & Douglas Jesseph (1992). Words of Welcome to Our New Allies. Social Epistemology 6 (3):315 – 320.
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (2011). Stephen Gaukroger.The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1210–1685. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Pp. 572. $85.00 ; $45.00 .Stephen Gaukroger.The Collapse of Mechanism and the Rise of Sensibility: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1680–1760. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. 464. $65.00. [REVIEW] Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 1 (2):317-328.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1998). Philosophy of Mathematics and Mathematical Practice in the Seventeenth Century. Philosophical Review 107 (1):146-148.
    The seventeenth century saw dramatic advances in mathematical theory and practice. With the recovery of many of the classical Greek mathematical texts, new techniques were introduced, and within 100 years, the rules of analytic geometry, geometry of indivisibles, arithmetic of infinites, and calculus were developed. Although many technical studies have been devoted to these innovations, Mancosu provides the first comprehensive account of the relationship between mathematical advances of the seventeenth century and the philosophy of mathematics of the period. Starting with (...)
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  25. Douglas M. Jesseph (1993). Hobbes and Mathematical Method. Perspectives on Science 1 (1993):306-341.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1998). Mechanismus Und Subjektivitat in der Philosophie von Thomas Hobbes by Michael Esfeld. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 89:338-339.
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (2014). Hobbes, the Scriblerians and the History of Philosophy by Conal Condren. Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (3):614-615.
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    Janet Folina, Douglas Jesseph, Dirk Schlimm, Emily Grosholz, Kenneth Manders, Sun-Joo Shin, Saul Kripke & William Ewald (2009). The Marriott Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania December 27–30, 2008. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 15 (2).
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    Douglas Jesseph (2010). Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography. Intellectual History Review 20 (2):281-284.
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (2009). Review of Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter (Eds.), Philosophy of Mathematics: Set Theory, Measuring Theories, and Nominalism. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (4).
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    Douglas Jesseph (2004). (Michael Ayers) of The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy (1998). Together with Steven Nadler, He Edits the Oxford Studies in Early-Modern Philosophy. Domenico Bertoloni Meli Teaches the History of Science at Indiana Uni-Versity, Bloomington. He is the Author of Equivalence and Priority: Newton. [REVIEW] Perspectives on Science 12 (2).
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    Douglas M. Jesseph (1999). The Decline and Fall of Hobbesian Geometry. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 30 (3):425-453.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1995). Common Sense, Science, and Scepticism: A Historical Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge by Alan Musgrave. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 86:147-147.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1996). Elements de la Geometrie de l'Infini by Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 87:549-550.
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    Douglas Jesseph (2001). La Contre-Réforme Mathématique: Constitution Et Diffusion d'Une Culture Mathématique Jésuite À la Renaissance by Antonella Romano. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 92:386-387.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1995). Les Raisons de L'Infini: Du Monde Clos a l'Univers Mathematique by Michel Blay. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 86:325-326.
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    Douglas Jesseph (1992). Book Review:The Development of Newtonian Calculus in Britain 1700-1800 Noccolo Guicciardini. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 59 (4):700-.
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  38. Roger Ariew, Dennis Des Chene, Douglas M. Jesseph, Tad M. Schmaltz & Theo Verbeek (2003). Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy. Scarecrow Press.
    This is a dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian philosophy, primarily covering philosophy in the 17th century, with a chronology and biography of Descartes's life and times and a bibliography of primary and secondary works related to Descartes and to Cartesians.
     
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  39. Roger Ariew, Dennis Des Chene, Douglas M. Jesseph, Tad M. Schmaltz & Theo Verbeek (2015). Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on various concepts in Descartes’ philosophy, science, and mathematics, as well as biographical entries about the intellectual setting for Descartes’ philosophy and its reception, both with Cartesians and anti-Cartesians. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Descartes.
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  40. Roger Ariew, Dennis Des Chene, Douglas M. Jesseph, Tad M. Schmaltz & Theo Verbeek (2010). The a to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy. Scarecrow Press.
    The A to Z of Descartes and Cartesian Philosophy includes a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and cross-reference dictionary entries Descartes's writings, concepts, and findings, as well as entries on those who supported him, those who criticized him, those who corrected him, and those who together formed one of the major movements in philosophy, Cartesianism.
     
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  41. Janet Folina, Douglas Jesseph, Dirk Schlimm, Emily Grosholz, Kenneth Manders, Sun-Joo Shin, Saul Kripke & William Ewald (2009). Of the Association for Symbolic Logic. Bulletin of Symbolic Logic 15 (2):229.
     
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  42. Douglas Jesseph (2008). Faith and Fluxions : Berkeley on Theology and Mathematics. In Stephen H. Daniel (ed.), New Interpretations of Berkeley's Thought. Humanity Books
  43. Douglas M. Jesseph (ed.) (2015). G.W. Leibniz, Interrelations Between Mathematics and Philosophy. Springer Netherlands.
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  44. Douglas Jesseph (1992). Hobbes Oggi by Andrea Napoli; Thomas Hobbes: Philosophie Premiere, Theorie de la Science Et Politique by Yves Charles Zarka; Jean Bernhardt. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 83:320-322.
  45. Douglas M. Jesseph (2015). Leibniz on The Elimination of Infinitesimals. In David Rabouin, Philip Beeley & Norma B. Goethe (eds.), G.W. Leibniz, Interrelations Between Mathematics and Philosophy. Springer Netherlands
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  46. Douglas Michael Jesseph (1999). Squaring the Circle the War Between Hobbes and Wallis. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).