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  1. John Stephenson Spink (1960/1969). French Free-Thought From Gassendi to Voltaire. New York, Greenwood Press.score: 102.0
  2. Carveth Read (1907). Book Review:A Short History of Free Thought. John M. Robertson. [REVIEW] Ethics 17 (4):513-.score: 87.0
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  3. J. M. Kuukkanen (2009). Towards a Philosophy of the History of Thought? Journal of the Philosophy of History 3 (1):25-54.score: 75.0
    There are a large number of disciplines that are interested in the theoretical aspects of the history of thought. Their perspectives and subjects may vary, but fundamentally they have a common research interest: the history of human thinking and its products. Despite this, they are studied in relative isolation. I argue that having different subjects as specific objects of research, such as political or scientific thinking, is not a valid justification for the separation. I propose the formation (...)
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  4. Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen (2009). Towards a Philosophy of the History of Thought? Journal of the Philosophy of History 3 (1):25-54.score: 75.0
    There are a large number of disciplines that are interested in the theoretical aspects of the history of thought. Their perspectives and subjects may vary, but fundamentally they have a common research interest: the history of human thinking and its products. Despite this, they are studied in relative isolation. I argue that having different subjects as specific objects of research, such as political or scientific thinking, is not a valid justification for the separation. I propose the formation (...)
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  5. Geoff Kennedy (2011). Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought From Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Historical Materialism 19 (1):304-318.score: 64.0
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  6. Manuel Vargas (2010). The Revisionist Turn: A Brief History of Recent Work on Free Will. In Jesus Aguilar, Andrei Buckareff & Keith Frankish (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Action. Palgrave.score: 63.0
    I’ve been told that in the good old days of the 1970s, when Quine’s desert landscapes were regarded as ideal real estate and David Lewis and John Rawls had not yet left a legion of influential students rewriting the terrain of metaphysics and ethics respectively, compatibilism was still compatibilism about free will. And, of course, incompatibilism was still incompatibilism about free will. That is, compatibilism was the view that free will was compatible with determinism. Incompatibilism was the (...)
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  7. Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Michael A. Rosenthal (eds.) (2010). Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise': A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.score: 60.0
    Machine generated contents note: List of contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction Yitzhak Y. Melamed and Michael Rosenthal; Spinoza's exchange with Albert Burgh Edwin Curley; The text of Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus Piet Steenbakkers; Spinoza on Ibn Ezra's Secret of the Twelve Warren Zev Harvey; Reflections of the medieval Jewish-Christian debate in the Theological-Political Treatise and the Epistles Daniel J. Lasker; The early Dutch and German reaction to the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus: foreshadowing the Enlightenment's more general Spinoza reception? Jonathan Israel; G. W. (...)
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  8. Reginald Lane Poole (1920/1963). Illustrations of the History of Medieval Thought and Learning. Frankfurt A. M.,Minerva-Verlag.score: 60.0
    Not much of this work was done at Leip ig.
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  9. Roger N. Shepard (2008). The Step to Rationality: The Efficacy of Thought Experiments in Science, Ethics, and Free Will. Cognitive Science 32 (1):3-35.score: 60.0
  10. J. Davis (2008). 'Epics Years': The English Revolution and J.G.A. Pocock's Approach to the History of Political Thought. History of Political Thought 29 (3):519-542.score: 60.0
    J.G.A. Pocock has been a dominant force in the history of political thought since his first major work, The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law, was published in 1957. This article is focused on the contribution he has made to the study of the revolutions of seventeenth-century England and the extraordinary body of political discourse to which they gave rise. It begins with an examination of the ways in which ideas about continuity, innovation, institutions and historiography have shaped (...)
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  11. Maria De Cillis (2014). Free Will and Predestination in Iislamic Thought: Theoretical Compromises in the Works of Avicenna, Ghazali and Ibn Arabi. Routledge.score: 60.0
  12. Robin Douglass (2010). Free Will and the Problem of Evil: Reconciling Rousseau's Divided Thought. History of Political Thought 31 (4):639-655.score: 60.0
    This article aims to resolve the apparent contradiction in Rousseau's oeuvre concerning the origin of man's evil. In the Second Discourse a naturalistic explanation for the development of evil is given, whereas in Emile the Savoyard Vicar propounds a deontological account. The two can be reconciled, however, through a precise understanding of the nature and bearing of Rousseau's conception of free will. The analysis challenges O'Hagan's interpretation and suggests that the irreducible tensions within Rousseau's thought can be resolved (...)
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  13. A. C. Fox (1990). Faith and Philosophy: Spinoza on Religion. University of Western Australia Press.score: 60.0
     
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  14. John Walbridge (2006). The Caliphate of Reason. Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University.score: 58.0
  15. Chaim Wirszubski, Y. L. Barukh, Benedictus de Spinoza & Salomon Maimon (eds.) (2009). Aḥerim: Barukh Shpinozah, Shelomoh Maimon. Miśkal.score: 58.0
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  16. Susanne Bobzien (2012). A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2):292-293.score: 57.0
    Much of chapters 2 to 6 is in agreement with publications from the last twenty years (including those of the reviewer); so for example Frede’s points that neither Aristotle nor the Stoics had a notion of free-will; that in Epictetus (for the first time) the notions of freedom and will were combined; that an indeterminist notion of free-will occurs first in Alexander. The achievement of these chapters lies in the way Frede carefully joins them together and uses them (...)
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  17. Jens Bartelson (2007). Philosophy and History in the Study of Political Thought. Journal of the Philosophy of History 1 (1):101-124.score: 57.0
    This article analyzes how the relationship between philosophy and history has been conceived within the study of political thought, and how different ways of conceiving this relationship in turn have affected the definition of the subject matter as well as the choice of methods within this field. My main argument is that the ways in which we conceive this relationship is dependent on the assumptions we make about the ontological status of concepts and their meaning. I start by (...)
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  18. Benedictus de Spinoza (2007). Theological-Political Treatise. Cambridge University Press.score: 55.0
    Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (1670) is one of the most important philosophical works of the early modern period. In it Spinoza discusses at length the historical circumstances of the composition and transmission of the Bible, demonstrating the fallibility of both its authors and its interpreters. He argues that free enquiry is not only consistent with the security and prosperity of a state but actually essential to them, and that such freedom flourishes best in a democratic and republican state in which (...)
     
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  19. Pietro Gori (2012). Boscovich’s “Philosophical Meditations” in the History of Contemporary Thought. Memorie Della Societa' Astronomica Italiana Supplementi 75:282-292.score: 54.0
    The content of Boscovich’s Theoria philosophiae naturalis was well-known to his contemporaries, but both scientists and philosophers chiefly discussed it during the 19th century. The observations that Boscovich presented in this text, and that he himself defined as “philosophicas metitationes”, soon showed their being a good programme for the forthcoming atomic physics, and contributed to get rid of the mechanistic paradigm in science. In this paper I’ll go back to some meaningful moments of the history of Boscovich’s reception in (...)
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  20. Gunnar Skirbekk (2001). A History of Western Thought: From Ancient Greece to the Twentieth Century. Routledge.score: 54.0
    History of Western Thought is a comprehensive introduction to the history of Western philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to Twentieth Century thought. In addition to all the key figures, the book covers figures whose contributions have so far been overlooked such as Vico, Montesquieu, Durkheim and Weber.
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  21. J. H. Burns (ed.) (1988). The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C. 350-C. 1450. Cambridge University Press.score: 54.0
    This volume offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than one thousand years. A work of both synthesis and assessment, The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought presents the results of several decades of critical scholarship in the field, and reflects in its breadth of enquiry precisely that diversity of focus that characterized the medieval sense of the "political," preoccupied with universality at (...)
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  22. Francis Oakley (1999). Politics and Eternity: Studies in the History of Medieval and Early-Modern Political Thought. Brill.score: 54.0
    This book is composed of a series of studies in the history of political thought from late antiquity to the early-eighteenth century.
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  23. Fernanda Henriques (2013). The Need for an Alternative Narrative to the History of Ideas or To Pay a Debt to Women: A Feminist Approach to Ricœur's Thought. Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 4 (1):7-20.score: 54.0
    This paper explores the thought of Paul Ricœur from a feminist point of view. My goal is to show that it is necessary to narrate differently the history of our culture – in particular, the history of philosophy – in order for wommen to attain a self-representation that is equal to that of men. I seek to show that Ricoeur’s philosophy – especially his approach to the topics of memory and history, on the one hand, and (...)
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  24. John Theodore Merz (1904/1965). A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century. New York, Dover Publications.score: 54.0
    A HISTORY OF EUROPEAN THOUGHT IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. INTRODUCTION. Behind the panorama of external events and changes. which history unfolds before our ...
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  25. M. Lane Bruner (2006). Rationality, Reason and the History of Thought. Argumentation 20 (2):185-208.score: 54.0
    Philosophers over the course of the last century, including Edmund Husserl, Chaim Perelman, and Jacques Derrida, have attempted to unravel the tangled relationship between the rational and the reasonable in order to understand how the history of thought progresses. Critical political theorists, including Michel Foucault and Ernesto Laclau have also investigated this issue from a range of perspectives, especially as it relates to the relationship between ideational limits and their transgression and the universal and the particular. This essay (...)
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  26. Richard Peter McKeon (1990). Freedom and History and Other Essays: An Introduction to the Thought of Richard Mckeon. University of Chicago Press.score: 54.0
    This volume of essays is an important introduction to the thought of one of the twentieth century's most significant yet underappreciated philosophers, Richard McKeon. The originator of philosophical pluralism, McKeon made extraordinary contributions to philosophy, to international relations, and to theory-formation in the communication arts, aesthetics, the organization of knowledge, and the practical sciences. This collection, which includes a philosophical autobiography as well as the out-of-print title essay "Freedom and History" and a previously unpublished essay on "Philosophic Semantics (...)
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  27. Michelle Kosch (2006). Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard. Oxford University Press.score: 51.0
    Michelle Kosch examines the conceptions of free will and the foundations of ethics in the work of Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard. She seeks to understand the history of German idealism better by looking at it through the lens of these issues, and to understand Kierkegaard better by placing his thought in this context. Kosch argues for a new interpretation of Kierkegaard's theory of agency, that Schelling was a major influence and Kant a major target of criticism, and (...)
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  28. Gary Browning (2010). Agency and Influence in the History of Political Thought: The Agency of Influence and the Influence of Agency. History of Political Thought 31 (2):345-366.score: 51.0
    The use of the category of influence in the history of ideas has been criticized by Skinner for its failure to provide explanatory links between the ideas and theorists it purports to connect and by Condren for its failure to respect the agency of thinkers. Bevir and Collingwood support the notion of influence and argue that it does accommodate the agency of thinkers. The arguments of Condren and Skinner point to significant issues and problems in the practice of the (...)
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  29. Tim De Mey & Erik Weber (2003). Explanation And Thought Experiments In History. History and Theory 42 (1):28-38.score: 51.0
    Although interest in them is clearly growing, most professional historians do not accept thought experiments as appropriate tools. Advocates of the deliberate use of thought experiments in history argue that without counterfactuals, causal attributions in history do not make sense. Whereas such arguments play upon the meaning of causation in history, this article focuses on the reasoning processes by which historians arrive at causal explanations. First, we discuss the roles thought experiments play in arriving (...)
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  30. Ágnes Simon (2012). Intellectual Migration and Economic Thought: Central European Émigré Economists and the History of Modern Economics. History of European Ideas 38 (3):467-482.score: 51.0
    Summary This article examines the life and thought of Thomas Balogh and Nicholas Kaldor, two Hungarian-born British economists, to suggest how the personal background and émigré status of these economists changed their view of the British economy and the economic policy recommendations they put forward as high-profile government advisers in the post-1945 period. This article combines research on inter-war intellectual migration and the history of British economics and economic policy making after the Second World War. It shows how (...)
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  31. Julian Reiss (2009). Counterfactuals, Thought Experiments, and Singular Causal Analysis in History. Philosophy of Science 76 (5):712-723.score: 48.0
    Thought experiments are ubiquitous in science and especially prominent in domains in which experimental and observational evidence is scarce. One such domain is the causal analysis of singular events in history. A long‐standing tradition that goes back to Max Weber addresses the issue by means of ‘what‐if’ counterfactuals. In this paper I give a descriptive account of this widely used method and argue that historians following it examine difference makers rather than causes in the philosopher’s sense. While difference (...)
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  32. D. Howard (2011). Why Study the History of Political Thought? Philosophy and Social Criticism 37 (5):519-531.score: 48.0
    This article explains why its author has spent much of the past decade rediscovering the history of political thought (rather than enter into the fray of political philosophy as it has been practised since Rawls). The article is only an illustration; but its virtue is that it summarizes in a short space the thesis developed in my book The Primacy of the Political: A History of Political Thought from the Greeks to the American and French Revolutions. (...)
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  33. Bregham Dalgliesh, Enlightenment Contra Humanism: Michel Foucault's Critical History of Thought.score: 48.0
    In this dissertation I claim that Michel Foucault is a pro-enlightenment philosopher. I argue that his critical history of thought cultivates a state of being autonomous in thought and action which is indicative of a kantian notion of maturity. In addition, I contend that, because he follows a nietzschean path to enlightenment, Foucault’s elaboration of freedom proceeds from his critique of who we are, which includes a rejection of humanism’s experiential limits. At the same time, and perhaps (...)
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  34. Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee (2003). Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History. OUP Oxford.score: 48.0
    In this unique monograph, based on years of extensive work, Chatterjee presents the historical evolution of statistical thought from the perspective of various approaches to statistical induction. Developments in statistical concepts and theories are discussed alongside philosophical ideas on the ways we learn from experience. -/- Suitable for researchers, lecturers and students in statistics and the history of science this book is aimed at those who have had some exposure to statistical theory. It is also useful to logicians (...)
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  35. Diane Blakemore (2013). Voice and Expressivity in Free Indirect Thought Representations: Imitation and Representation. Mind and Language 28 (5):579-605.score: 48.0
    This article addresses issues in the philosophy of fiction from the perspective of a relevance theoretic approach to communication: first, how should we understand the notion of ‘voice’ as it is used in the analysis of free indirect style narratives; and, second, in what sense can the person responsible for free indirect representations of fictional characters' thoughts be regarded as a communicator? The background to these questions is the debate about the roles of pretence and attribution in (...) indirect style. I argue that the role of expressives in sustaining the illusion that fictional characters speak their inner thoughts suggests that ‘voice’ should be understood in two distinct ways. On the one hand, there are cases in which the use of expressive devices leads to the formation of thoughts which are understood to resemble other (attributed) thoughts. On the other hand, there are other cases in which expressives are used as a means of simulating a fictional character's behaviour or style. At the same time, I argue that in order to accommodate free indirect thought representation in a relevance theoretic model of communication, the responsibility for ensuring that the effort of processing the text will be rewarded by optimal relevance must be decoupled from the point of view that is being represented. While the (constructed) author is responsible for orchestrating our interpretation of free indirect thought representations so that the effort of processing will result in optimal relevance, the reader does not necessarily assume this function is being performed by someone who intends to communicate their own thoughts: the relevance of the act of narration may instead lie in the sense of mutuality achieved between reader and character. (shrink)
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  36. Christian Forstner (2008). The Early History of David Bohm's Quantum Mechanics Through the Perspective of Ludwik Fleck's Thought-Collectives. Minerva 46 (2):215-229.score: 48.0
    This paper analyses the early history of David Bohm’s mechanics from the perspective of Ludwik Fleck’s thought-collectives and shows how the thought-style of the scientific community limits the possible modes of thinking and what new possibilities for the construction of a new theory arise if these limits are removed.
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  37. Herman Paul (2012). The Life and Thought of Herbert Butterfield: History, Science and God. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 26 (2):232-235.score: 48.0
    (2012). The Life and Thought of Herbert Butterfield: History, Science and God. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science: Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 232-235. doi: 10.1080/02698595.2012.703485.
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  38. Antony Black (2008). The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History. OUP Oxford.score: 48.0
    This comparative history of political thought examines what the Western and Islamic approaches to politics had in common and where they diverged. The book considers how various ancient and medieval thought-patterns did or did not lead to modern developments; and how sacred monarchy, the legitimacy of the state, and the role of the people were looked upon in each culture. The author focuses on the period from the rise of Islam to the European Reformation, but his analysis (...)
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  39. P. A. Brunt (1997). Studies in Greek History and Thought. Clarendon Press.score: 48.0
    Peter Brunt was Camden Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford from 1970 to 1982. This book contains a selection of his writings on Greek history and thought. Some were previously published as papers in journals, but about a third of the volume is new. There are essays on Greek political history of the fifth century BC and on historiography, including an introduction to Thucydides designed for the more general reader, to which the author (...)
     
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  40. C. Chignola (2002). History of Political Thought and the History of Political Concepts: Koselleck's Proposal and Italian Research. History of Political Thought 23 (3):517-541.score: 48.0
  41. Janet Coleman (1999). JH Burns and the History of Political Thought: A Celebration. History of Political Thought 20 (1 Spec).score: 48.0
  42. J. Coleman (2000). The History of Political Thought in a Modern University: The First Henry Tudor Memorial Lecture. History of Political Thought 21 (1):152-172.score: 48.0
  43. Bernard Dauenhauer (2012). Luc Ferry, A Brief History of Thought: A Philosophical Guide to Living. Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 20 (1):129-133.score: 48.0
    Review of Luc Ferry, A Brief History of Thought.
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  44. Thomas Duddy (2002). A History of Irish Thought. Routledge.score: 48.0
    The first complete introduction to the subject ever published, A History of Irish Thought presents an inclusive survey of Irish thought and the history of Irish ideas against the backdrop of current political and social change in Ireland. Clearly written and engaging, the survey introduces an array of philosophers, polemicists, ideologists, satirists, scientists, poets and political and social reformers, from the anonymous seventh-century monk, the Irish Augustine, and John Scottus Eriugena, to the twentieth century and W.B. (...)
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  45. Jeremy Jennings (1997). The Return of the Political? New French Journals in the History of Political Thought. History of Political Thought 18 (1):148-156.score: 48.0
  46. A. Lister (2004). Marriage and Misogyny: The Place of Mary Astell in the History of Political Thought. History of Political Thought 25 (1):44-72.score: 48.0
  47. John Morrow (1985). Ancestors, Legacies and Traditions: British Idealism in the History of Political Thought. History of Political Thought 6 (3).score: 48.0
     
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  48. Warren J. Samuels (1998). Murray Rothbard's Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought. Critical Review 12 (1-2):71-76.score: 48.0
    Abstract Murray Rothbard's Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought demonstrates his mastery of the literature. But his interpretation of the development of economics reflects, and is therefore severely limited by, his Austrian?libertarian perspective. Indeed, Rothbard appropriates the history of economic thought principally to advance his perspective, as seen in his neglect of social control, his identification of his desired economic system with the natural order of things, and especially in his denigratory treatment of (...)
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  49. Daniël F. M. Strauss (2002). Understanding in the Humanities: Gadamer's Thought at the Intersection of Rationality, Historicity, and Linguisticality – with Special Reference to the Dialectics of Causality and History. South African Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):291-305.score: 48.0
    Because Gadamer is very sensitive to the role of history, tradition and authority within human life, the overall intention of this article will be to unveil major elements of modern philosophy which exerted an influence upon his thought. In this sense it can be seen as applying his notion of 'Wirkungsgeschichte' to an assessment of certain aspects of his own thought. Particularly in his view on causality and history Gadamer illustrates the intimate connection of his (...) with the dialectics of nature and freedom. S. Afr. J. Philos. Vol.21(4) 2002: 291-305. (shrink)
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  50. James M. Youngdale (1988). Habits of Thought: History as Overlapping Paradigms. Clio Books.score: 48.0
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