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  1. Sarah Patterson (2013). Descartes on Nature, Habit and the Corporeal World. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 87 (1):235-258.
    Descartes says that the Meditations contains the foundations of his physics. But how does the work advance his geometrical view of the corporeal world? His argument for this view of matter is often taken to be concluded with the proof of the existence of bodies in the Sixth Meditation. This paper focuses on the work that follows the proof, where Descartes pursues the question of what we should think about qualities such as light, sound and pain, as well as the (...)
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  2. Sarah Patterson (2012). Doubt and Human Nature in Descartes's Meditations. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 70:189-217.
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  3. Sarah Patterson, Descartes's Appeal to Divine Veracity.
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  4. Sarah Patterson, Nature and Habit: The Case for Mechanism in Descartes's Meditations.
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  5. Sarah-Jane Patterson (2010). David Pantalony. Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig's Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris. Spontaneous Generations 4 (1):289-291.
    In Altered Sensations: Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris, David Pantalony achieves the difficult goal of balancing technical detail and historical narrative in his account of Rudolph Koenig and the nineteenth-century Parisian scientific instrument trade. The Parisian instrument making trade, particularly that of acoustical instruments, was at a high point in the mid-nineteenth century. Chief among scientific instrument makers was Rudolph Koenig (1832-1901), whose atelier at 30 Hautefeuille was at once an artisanal studio, a laboratory, a workshop and a (...)
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  6. Sarah Patterson, Withdrawal From the Senses and Cartesian Physics in the "Meditations".
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  7. Shaun Baker, Eileen Carroll Sweeney, Sarah Patterson, Roger Ariew, George S. Pappas, Dudley Knowles & Gideon Makin (2005). History of Philosophy. Philosophical Books 46 (2):138-151.
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  8. Sarah Patterson (2005). Epiphenomenalism and Occasionalism: Problems of Mental Causation, Old and New. History of Philosophy Quarterly 22 (3):239-257.
  9. Tim Crane & Sarah Patterson (eds.) (2000). History of the Mind-Body Problem. New York: Routledge.
    This collection of new essays put the debates on the mind-body problem into historical context.
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  10. Sarah Patterson (1998). Competence and the Classical Cascade: A Reply to Franks. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 49 (4):625-636.
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  11. Samuel Guttenplan & Sarah Patterson (1996). Forum. Mind and Language 11 (1):68-69.
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  12. Sarah Patterson (1996). Success-Orientation and Individualism in the Theory of Vision. In Kathleen Akins (ed.), Perception. Oxford University Press. 5--248.
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  13. Sarah Patterson (1996). The Anomalism of Psychology. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 96:37-52.
    According to Davidson, his Principle of the Anomalism of the Mental, which states that there are no strict laws on the basis of which mental events can be predicted or explained, supports the claim that psychology is anomalous among the sciences. The paper argues that this latter claim is based on a conception of psychological explanation as the subsumption of behavioral events under laws, and presents an alternative conception of psychological explanation as the analysis of cognitive capacities.
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  14. Sarah Patterson (1991). Individualism and Semantic Development. Philosophy of Science 58 (March):15-35.
    This paper takes issue with Tyler Burge's claim that intentional states are nonindividualistically individuated in cognitive psychology. A discussion of current models of children's acquisition of semantic knowledge is used to motivate a thought-experiment which shows that psychologists working in this area are not committed to describing the concepts children attach to words in terms of the concepts standardly attached to those words in the child's community. The content of the child's representational states are thus not individuated with reference to (...)
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  15. Sarah Patterson (1990). The Explanatory Role of Belief Ascriptions. Philosophical Studies 59 (3):313-32.