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  1. Raffaele Carbone & Koen Vermeir (forthcoming). Malebranche Et les Pouvoirs de L'Imagination. Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia.
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  2. Sorana Corneanu & Koen Vermeir (2012). Idols of the Imagination: Francis Bacon on the Imagination and the Medicine of the Mind. Perspectives on Science 20 (2):183-206.
  3. Koen Vermeir (2009). A Family of Sciences. From a Wittgensteinian to a Procedural Analysis of the Demarcation Problem. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 71 (1):119-145.
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  4. Koen Vermeir (2009). De familie der wetenschappen. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 71 (1):119-145.
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  5. Koen Vermeir (2008). Imagination Between Physick and Philosophy. Intellectual History Review 18 (1):119-137.
    I argue that the imagination plays a central role in the thought of the Cambridge Platonist Henry More. First, physiological descriptions of melancholy and imagination were at the heart of his attack against enthusiasm and atheism. Second, in order to defend his metaphysical dualism, he had to respond to traditional accounts of the imagination as a mediating faculty between body and soul. Third, More also opposed the traditional view that the imagination was a material faculty, because in the context of (...)
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  6. Koen Vermeir (2007). Athanasius Kircher's Magical Instruments: An Essay on 'Science', 'Religion' and Applied Metaphysics. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (2):363-400.
    In this paper I endeavour to bridge the gap between the history of material culture and the history of ideas. I do this by focussing on the intersection between metaphysics and technology - what I call 'applied metaphysics' - in the oeuvre of the Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher. By scrutinising the interplay between texts, objects and images in Kircher's work, it becomes possible to describe the multiplicity of meanings related to his artefacts. I unearth as yet overlooked metaphysical and religious (...)
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  7. Koen Vermeir (2005). The 'Physical Prophet' and the Powers of the Imagination. Part II: A Case-Study on Dowsing and the Naturalisation of the Moral, 1685–1710. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 36 (1):1-24.
    In the first paper of this pair, I argued the importance of theories of the imagination in debates on divination [Vermeir, K. . The ‘physical prophet’ and the powers of the imagination. Part I: A case-study on prophecy, vapours and the imagination . Studies in History and Philosophy of Science C, 35, 561–591]. In the present article, I will rely on these results in order to unearth the role of the imagination in a discussion on dowsing. References to the imagination (...)
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  8. Koen Vermeir (2004). The 'Physical Prophet' and the Powers of the Imagination. Part I: A Case-Study on Prophecy, Vapours and the Imagination (1685–1710). [REVIEW] Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 35 (4):561-591.
    I argue that the imagination was a crucial concept for the understanding of marvellous phenomena, divination and magic in general. Exploring a debate on prophecy at the turn of the seventeenth century, I show that four explanatory categories were consistently evoked and I elucidate the role of the imagination in each of them. I introduce the term ‘floating concept’ to conceptualise the different ways in which the imagination and the related ‘animal spirits’ were understood in diverse discourses. My argument is (...)
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  9. Thomas Reydon & Koen Vermeir (2001). De moeizame verhouding van filosofie en ICT: een verslag van de 22e Nederlands-Vlaamse filosofiedag Leiden, 28 oktober 2000. [REVIEW] Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 93 (2):146-149.
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