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    Louis E. Loeb (2002). Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise. Oxford University Press.
    David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature is famous for its extreme skepticism. Louis Loeb argues that Hume's destructive conclusions have in fact obscured a constructive stage that Hume abandons prematurely. Working within a philosophical tradition that values tranquillity, Hume favors an epistemology that links justification with settled belief. Hume appeals to psychological stability to support his own epistemological assessments, both favorable regarding causal inference, and unfavorable regarding imaginative propensities. The theory's success in explaining Hume's epistemic distinctions gives way to (...)
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  2. Louis E. Loeb (2006). Psychology, Epistemology, and Skepticism in Hume's Argument About Induction. Synthese 152 (3):321 - 338.
    Since the mid-1970s, scholars have recognized that the skeptical interpretation of Hume’s central argument about induction is problematic. The science of human nature presupposes that inductive inference is justified and there are endorsements of induction throughout Treatise Book I. The recent suggestion that I.iii.6 is confined to the psychology of inductive inference cannot account for the epistemic flavor of its claims that neither a genuine demonstration nor a non-question-begging inductive argument can establish the uniformity principle. For Hume, that inductive inference (...)
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  3. Louis E. Loeb (2001). Hume's Explanations of Meaningless Beliefs. Philosophical Quarterly 51 (203):145-164.
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    Louis E. Loeb (2010). Reflection and the Stability of Belief: Essays on Descartes, Hume, and Reid. Oxford University Press.
    This volume will thus appeal to advanced students and scholars not just in the history of early modern philosophy but in epistemology and other core areas of ...
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  5. Louis E. Loeb (1990). The Priority of Reason in Descartes. Philosophical Review 99 (1):3-43.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1998). Sextus, Descartes, Hume, and Peirce: On Securing Settled Doxastic States. Noûs 32 (2):205-230.
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    Louis E. Loeb (2004). Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise, Another Look- A Response to Erin Kelly, Frederick Schmitt, and Michael Williams. Hume Studies 30 (2):339-404.
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    Louis E. Loeb (2001). Integrating Hume's Accounts of Belief and Justification. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (2):279-303.
    Hume’s claim that a state is a belief is often intertwined---though without his remarking on this fact---with epistemic approval of the state. This requires explanation. Beliefs, in Hume’s view, are steady dispositions , nature’s provision for a steady influence on the will and action. Hume’s epistemic distinctions call attention to circumstances in which the presence of conflicting beliefs undermine a belief’s influence and thereby its natural function. On one version of this interpretation, to say that a belief is justified, ceteris (...)
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    Louis E. Loeb (1974). Causal Theories and Causal Overdetermination. Journal of Philosophy 71 (15):525-544.
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    Louis E. Loeb (2009). What is Worth Preserving in the Kemp Smith Interpretation of Hume? British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (4):769-797.
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  11. Michael Williams, Frederick F. Schmitt, Erin I. Kelly & Louis E. Loeb (2004). A Symposium on Louis E. Loeb, Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise. Hume Studies 30 (2):265-404.
     
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    Louis E. Loeb (1977). Hume's Moral Sentiments and the Structure of the Treatise. Journal of the History of Philosophy 15 (4):395.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1994). A Progress of Sentiments, Reflections on Hume's Treatise. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 54 (2):467-474.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1977). Causal Overdetermination and Counterfactuals Revisited. Philosophical Studies 31 (3):211 - 214.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1988). Was Descartes Sincere in His Appeal to the Natural Light? Journal of the History of Philosophy 26 (3):377-406.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1992). Causation, Extrinsic Relations, and Hume's Second Thoughts About Personal Identity. Hume Studies 18 (2):219-231.
    According to "Treatise" I.iv.6, the identity of a mind over time consists in a sequence of perceptions related by causation. In both of Hume's two definitions of cause, causation is an external or extrinsic relation. Hume finds this result tolerable. If causation is an extrinsic relation, and personal identity is analyzed in terms of causation, then personal identity is an extrinsic relation as well. I suggest that, in the Appendix, Hume finds this consequence intolerable, and that his finding it so (...)
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  17. Louis E. Loeb (1981). From Descartes to Hume Continental Metaphysics and the Development of Modern Philosophy. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Louis E. Loeb (1995). Hume on Stability, Justification, and Unphilosophical Probability. Journal of the History of Philosophy 33 (1):101-132.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1991). Stability, Justification, and Hume's Propensity to Ascribe Identity to Related Objects. Philosophical Topics 19 (1):237-270.
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    Louis E. Loeb (2003). Hume's Agent-Centered Sentimentalism. Philosophical Topics 31 (1/2):309-341.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1985). Is There a Problem of Cartesian Interaction? Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (2):227-231.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1976). On a Heady Attempt to Befiend Causal Theories of Knowledge. Philosophical Studies 29 (5):331 - 336.
    In 1967, Alvin Goldman proposed that 'X' knows that 'p' only if the fact that 'p' is causally connected with X's belief that 'p'. Brian Skyrms' alleged counterexample, the case of the fiend who beheads a person already deceased, has been widely accepted (by Robert Ackermann, Gilbert Harman, and Marshall Swain) as such. But it is not a counterexample. To see this, we must attend to two distinctions: between a death and being dead, and between causation and causal overdetermination. The (...)
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  23. Louis E. Loeb (1981). From Descartes to Hume Continental Metaphysics and the Development of Modern Philosophy /Louis E. Loeb. --. --. Cornell University Press, C1981.
     
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    Stephen Darwall & Louis E. Loeb (1995). William Klaas Frankena 1908-1994. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 68 (5):95 - 96.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1995). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] Mind 104 (413):186-193.
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    Louis E. Loeb (1999). Jack W. Meiland, 1934-1998. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 73 (2):124 - 126.
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  27. Louis E. Loeb (2001). Hume's Explanations of Meaningless Beliefs. Philosophical Quarterly 51 (203):145-164.
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  28. Louis E. Loeb (2006). Psychology, Epistemology, and Skepticism in Hume’s Argument About Induction. Synthese 152 (3):321-338.
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  29. Louis E. Loeb (2005). The Mind-Body Union, Interaction, and Subsumption. In Christia Mercer (ed.), Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics. Oxford University Press 65--85.
     
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