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  1. Peter Harrison (2012). Francis Bacon, Natural Philosophy, and the Cultivation of the Mind. Perspectives on Science 20 (2):139-158.
    This paper suggests that Bacon offers an Augustinian (rather than a purely Stoic) model of the “culture of the mind.” He applies this conception to natural philosophy in an original way, and his novel application is informed by two related theological concerns. First, the Fall narrative provides a connection between the cultivation of the mind and the cultivation of the earth, both of which are seen as restorative of an original condition. Second, the fruit of the cultivation of the mind (...)
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  2. Peter Harrison (2011). Adam Smith and the History of the Invisible Hand. Journal of the History of Ideas 72 (1):29-49.
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  3. Peter Harrison (2011). Adam Smith, Natural Theology, and the Natural Sciences. In Paul Oslington (ed.), Adam Smith as Theologian. Routledge.
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  4. Peter Harrison (2011). Experimental Religion and Experimental Science in Early Modern England. Intellectual History Review 21 (4 Article No.623882):413-433.
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  5. Peter Harrison (2010). A Scientific Buddhism? Zygon 45 (4):861-869.
    This essay endorses the argument of Donald Lopez's Buddhism and Science and shows how the general thesis of the book is consonant with other historical work on the “discovery” of Buddhism and on the emergence of Western conceptions of religion. It asks whether one of the key claims of Buddhism and Science—that Buddhism pays a price for its flirtation with the modern sciences—might be applicable to science-and-religion discussions more generally.
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  6. Peter Harrison (2010). The Cultural Authority of Natural History in Early Modern Europe. In Denis Alexander & Ronald L. Numbers (eds.), Biology and Ideology From Descartes to Dawkins. The University of Chicago Press.
     
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  7. Peter Harrison (ed.) (2010). The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion. Cambridge University Press.
    Explores the historical relations between science and religion and discusses contemporary issues with perspectives from cosmology, evolutionary biology and bioethics.
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  8. Peter Harrison (2009). Linnaeus as a Second Adam? Taxonomy and the Religious Vocation. Zygon 44 (4):879-893.
    Swedish naturalist Carl von Linné (1707–1778) became known during his lifetime as a "second Adam" because of his taxonomic endeavors. The significance of this epithet was that in Genesis Adam was reported to have named the beasts—an episode that was usually interpreted to mean that Adam possessed a scientific knowledge of nature and a perfect taxonomy. Linnaeus's soubriquet exemplifies the way in which the Genesis narratives of creation were used in the early modern period to give religious legitimacy to scientific (...)
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  9. Peter Harrison (2009). Voluntarism and the Origins of Modern Science: A Reply to John Henry. History of Science 47 (2):223-231.
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  10. Peter Harrison, A Theory of Legislation From a Systems Perspective.
    In this thesis I outline a view of primary legislation from a systems perspective. I suggest that systems theory and, in particular, autopoietic theory, as modified by field theory, is a mechanism for understanding how society operates. The description of primary legislation that I outline differs markedly from any conventional definition in that I argue that primary legislation is not, and indeed cannot be, either a law or any of the euphemisms that are usually accorded to an enactment by a (...)
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  11. Peter Harrison (2007). Historia's History. Metascience 16 (2):321-325.
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  12. Peter Harrison (2007). Philosophy and the Crisis of Religion. In James Hankins (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 234--249.
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  13. Peter Harrison (2006). Science and Dissent. Minerva 44 (2):223-227.
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  14. Craig Brandist, James G. Buickerood, James E. Crimmins, Jonathan Elukin, Matt Erlin, Matthew R. Goodrum, Paul Guyer, Leor Halevi, Neil Hargraves & Peter Harrison (2002). Andrews, Naomi J.:“La Mère Humanité”: Femininity in the Romantic Socialism of Pierre Leroux and the Abbé A.-L. Constant........... Boyle, Marjorie O'Rourke: Pure of Heart: From Ancient Rites to Renaissance Plato..................................... [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Ideas 63:745-746.
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  15. Peter Harrison (2002). Voluntarism and Early Modern Science. History of Science 40 (1):63-89.
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  16. Peter Harrison (2002). Original Sin and the Problem of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe. Journal of the History of Ideas 63 (2):239-259.
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  17. Peter Harrison, Curiosity, Forbidden Knowledge, and the Reformation of Natural Philosophy in Early-Modern England.
    [Introduction]: Curiosity is now widely regarded, with some justification, as a vital ingredient of the inquiring mind and, more particularly, as a crucial virtue for the practitioner of the pure sciences. We have become accustomed to associate curiosity with innocence and, in its more mature manifestations, with the pursuit of truth for its own sake. It was not always so. The sentiments expressed in Sir John Davies's poem, published on the eve of the seventeenth century, paint a somewhat different picture. (...)
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  18. Peter Harrison (2001). Hume's Abject Failure: The Argument Against Miracles (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4):592-594.
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  19. Peter Harrison (1999). Prophecy, Early Modern Apologetics, and Hume's Argument Against Miracles. Journal of the History of Ideas 60 (2):241 - 256.
    Hume’s "Of Miracles" concludes with the claim that prophecies, too, are miracles, and as such are susceptible to the same arguments which apply to miracles. However, both Hume and his commentators have overlooked the distinctive features of prophecy. Hume’s chief objection to miracles--that one is never justified in crediting second-hand testimony to miraculous events--does not necessarily apply to the argument from fulfilled prophecies as it was understood in the eighteenth century. Neither was prophecy necessarily thought to entail any breach of (...)
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  20. Peter Harrison (1998). The Virtues of Animals in Seventeenth-Century Thought. Journal of the History of Ideas 59 (3):463-484.
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  21. Peter Harrison (1996). God and Animal Minds A Response to Lynch. Sophia 35 (2):67-78.
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  22. Peter Harrison (1996). God and Animal Minds. Sophia 35 (2):67-78.
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  23. Peter Harrison (1995). Newtonian Science, Miracles, and the Laws of Nature. Journal of the History of Ideas 56 (4):531 - 553.
    Newton, along with a number of other seventeenth-century scientists, is frequently charged with having held an inconsistent view of nature and its operations, believing on the one hand in immutable laws of nature, and on the other in divine interventions into the natural order. In this paper I argue that Newton, William Whiston, and Samuel Clarke, came to understand miracles, not as violations of laws of nature, but rather as beneficent coincidences which were remarkable either because they were unusual, or (...)
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  24. Peter Harrison (1993). Animal Souls, Metempsychosis, and Theodicy in Seventeenth-Century English Thought. Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (4):519-544.
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  25. Peter Harrison (1993). The Neo-Cartesian Revival: A Response. Between the Species 9 (2):5.
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  26. Peter Harrison (1993). The Secularization of the European Mind in the 19th Century. History of European Ideas 17 (1):123-124.
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  27. Peter Harrison (1992). Descartes on Animals. Philosophical Quarterly 42 (167):219-227.
    Did Descartes deny that animals can feel? While it has generally been assumed that he did, there has been some confusion over the fact that Descartes concedes to animals both sensations and passions'. John Cottingham, for example, has argued that while Descartes did insist that animals were automata, denying them thought and "self"-consciousness, none of these assertions entail the conclusion that animals do not feel. This paper examines both Cottingham's arguments and the relevant sections of Descartes' writings, concluding that Descartes (...)
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  28. Peter Harrison (1989). Theodicy and Animal Pain. Philosophy 64 (247):79 - 92.
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