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  1. Matthew J. Kisner (2012). Spinoza's Liberalism. Philosophy Compass 7 (11):782-793.
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  2. Matthew J. Kisner (2011). Spinoza on Human Freedom: Reason, Autonomy and the Good Life. Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: Abbreviations and translations; Introduction: beyond therapy; 1. Freedom as rationality; 2. Justifying Spinoza's conception of freedom; 3. Autonomy and responsibility; 4. Freedom and happiness; 5. The good; 6. The natural law; 7. Benevolence; 8. The free man; 9. Rational deliberation; 10. The character of freedom; 11. The freedom of the citizen; Conclusion: 'the true freedom of man'; Bibliography; Index.
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  3. Matthew J. Kisner (2010). Perfection and Desire: Spinoza on the Good. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (1):97-117.
    While Spinoza claims that our good is both what increases our essential power and what helps us to satisfy our desires, he admits that people desire things that do not increase their power. This paper addresses this problem by arguing that Spinoza conceives of desires as expressions of our conatus , so that satisfying our desires necessarily increases our power and vice versa. This reading holds, in opposition to recent work, that Spinoza upholds a desire-satisfaction theory of the good, though (...)
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  4. Matthew J. Kisner (2009). Spinoza's Benevolence: The Rational Basis for Acting to the Benefit of Others. Journal of the History of Philosophy 47 (4):pp. 549-567.
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  5. Matthew J. Kisner (2008). Review of Tammy Nyden-Bullock, Spinoza's Radical Cartesian Mind. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2008 (2).
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  6. Matthew J. Kisner (2008). Spinoza's Virtuous Passions. Review of Metaphysics 61 (4):759-783.
  7. Matthew J. Kisner (2005). Scepticism and the Early Descartes. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (2):207 – 232.
  8. Matthew J. Kisner (2002). Descartes Embodied. International Philosophical Quarterly 42 (3):412-414.
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