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  1. Stephen Buckle (2013). Gaita's Moral Philosophy and the Rational Soul. Philosophical Investigations 36 (4):285-302.
    Raimond Gaita's moral philosophy has a Platonic emphasis on “goodness beyond virtue.” But it also displays an anti-rationalist tendency, subordinating reason to the immediate responsiveness of human beings to each other. However, Gaita's account of the lucidity on which moral life depends fits ill with this subordination. Some Wittgensteinian remarks that have influenced Gaita are deployed to show that a Platonic rationalist psychology better serves his purposes than does his own, implicitly empiricist, psychology. The conclusion notes that Gaita's more recent (...)
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  2. Stephen Buckle (2013). Hume's Preference for the Enquiry: A Reply to Miller. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (6):1219-1229.
    Jon Charles Miller argues that the ‘New Humeans’ stress the primacy of An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding over A Treatise of Human Nature, and that this is indefensible because it relies on omitting and distorting negative aspects surrounding Hume's statements of this preference. Miller's argument is not successful: first, the battle lines between ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Humeans are not reducible to the primacy of either text; nor are his specific objections to the letters convincing. Moreover, the Enquiry is not, as (...)
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  3. Stephen Buckle (ed.) (2012). Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: And Other Writings. Cambridge University Press.
    David Hume's An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, first published in 1748, is a concise statement of Hume's central philosophical positions. It develops an account of human mental functioning which emphasizes the limits of human knowledge and the extent of our reliance on mental habits. It then applies that account to questions of free will and religious knowledge before closing with a defence of moderate scepticism. This volume, which presents a modified version of the definitive 1772 edition of the work, offers (...)
     
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  4. Stephen Buckle (2012). Hume and Smith on Justice. In Gerald F. Gaus & Fred D'Agostino (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy. Routledge 92.
  5. Stephen Buckle (2012). Hume on the Passions. Philosophy 87 (02):189-213.
    Hume's account of the passions is largely neglected because the author's purposes tend to be missed. The passions were accepted by early modern philosophers, of whatever persuasion, as the mental effects of bodily processes. The dualist and the materialist differed over whether reason is a higher power able to judge and control them: thus Descartes affirms, whereas Hobbes denies, this possibility.Hume's account lines up firmly behind Hobbes. Although he shies away from Hobbes's dogmatic physiological claims, he affirms all the key (...)
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  6. Stephen Buckle (2011). Assessing Peter Singer's Argument for Utilitarianism: Drawing a Lesson From Rousseau and Kant. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 45 (2):215-227.
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  7. Stephen Buckle (2008). Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy. [REVIEW] Hume Studies 34 (1):163-165.
  8. Stephen Buckle (2007). Descartes, Plato and the Cave. Philosophy 82 (2):301-337.
    It has been a commonplace, embodied in philosophy curricula the world over, to think of Descartes' philosophy as he seems to present it: as a radical break with the past, as inaugurating a new philosophical problematic centred on epistemology and on a radical dualism of mind and body. In several ways, however, recent scholarship has undermined the simplicity of this picture. It has, for example, shown the considerable degree of literary artifice in Descartes' central works, and thereby brought out the (...)
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  9. Stephen Buckle (2007). Hume's Sceptical Materialism. Philosophy 82 (4):553-578.
    The paper argues that Hume's philosophy is best described as sceptical materialism. It is argued that the conjunction is not self-contradictory as long as 'scepticism' is understood in its ancient sense, as the denial of knowledge of the essences of things. It is further argued that scepticism (thus understood) and materialism are natural bedfellows, since a thoroughgoing materialism denies any special status to human rational powers. The content of the "Treatise of Human Nature" is then shown to conform to this (...)
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  11. Stephen Buckle (2006). Consequentialism and Utilitarianism: Form and Content in Recent Moral Theory. Ethics Education 12 (2).
     
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  12. Stephen Buckle (2005). Peter Singer's Argument for Utilitarianism. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 26 (3):175-194.
    The paper begins by situating Singer within the British meta-ethical tradition. It sets out the main steps in his argument for utilitarianism as the ‘default setting’ of ethical thought. It argues that Singer’s argument depends on a hierarchy of reasons, such that the ethical viewpoint is understood to be an adaptation – an extension – of a fundamental self-interest. It concludes that the argument fails because it is impossible to get from this starting-point in self-interest to his conception of the (...)
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  13. Larry Arnhart, Carla Bagnoli, Christopher Berry, Deborah Boyle, Janet Broughton, Stephen Buckle, Dario Castiglione, Kenneth Clatterbaugh, Phillip D. Cummins & Daniel Flage (2004). Hume Studies Referees, 2003-2004. Hume Studies 30 (2):443-445.
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  14. Stephen Buckle (2004). Analytic Philosophy and Continental Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (1):111 – 150.
  15. Stephen Buckle (2004). Analytic Philosophy and Continental Philosophy The Campbell Thesis Revised. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (1):111-150.
  16. Kate Abramson, Donald Ainslie, Donald L. M. Baxter, Tom L. Beauchamp, Martin Bell, Richard Bett, John Bricke, Philip Bricker, Justin Broackes & Stephen Buckle (2003). Hume Studies Referees, 2002–2003. Hume Studies 29 (2):403-404.
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  17. Tom L. Beauchamp, Philip Bricker, Stephen Buckle, Michael J. Costa, Philip Cummins, Paul Draper, Daniel Flage, Beryl Logan, Peter Lopston & Alison McIntyre (2003). Hume Studies Referees, 2002-2003. Hume Studies 29 (2):403-404.
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  18. Stephen Buckle (2002). Aristotle's Republic or, Why Aristotle's Ethics is Not Virtue Ethics. Philosophy 77 (4):565-595.
    Modern virtue ethics is commonly presented as an alternative to Kantian and utilitarian views—to ethics focused on action and obligations—and it invokes Aristotle as a predecessor. This paper argues that the Nichomachean Ethics does not represent virtue ethics thus conceived, because the discussion of the virtues of character there serves a quasi-Platonic psychology: it is an account of how to tame the unruly (non-rational) elements of the human soul so that they can be ruled by reason and the laws it (...)
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  19. Stephen Buckle (2002). The Scottish Enlightenment: Essays in Reinterpretation (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (3):404-405.
    Stephen Buckle - The Scottish Enlightenment: Essays in Reinterpretation - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40:3 Journal of the History of Philosophy 40.3 404-405 Book Review The Scottish Enlightenment: Essays in Reinterpretation Paul Wood, editor. The Scottish Enlightenment: Essays in Reinterpretation. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2000. Pp. xi + 399. Cloth, $75.00. This significant new collection of essays divides into three categories. The first, comprising essays by John Robertson, Charles Withers, and Richard Sher, addresses the continuing controversy over (...)
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  20. Stephen Buckle (2001). Hume's Enlightenment Tract: The Unity and Purpose of an Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Oxford University Press.
    Hume's Enlightenment Tract is the first full study for forty years of David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. The Enquiry has, contrary to its author's expressed wishes, long lived in the shadow of its predecessor, A Treatise of Human Nature. Stephen Buckle presents the Enquiry in a fresh light, and aims to raise it to its rightful position in Hume's work and in the history of philosophy.
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  21. Stephen Buckle (2001). Tully, Locke and America. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (2):245 – 281.
  22. Stephen Buckle, Miracles Marvels, Mundane Order, Temporal Solipsism, Robert Kirk, Nonreductive Physicalism, Strict Implication, Donald Mertz Individuation, Instance Ontology & Dale E. Miller (2001). Index of Volume 79, 2001. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (4):594-596.
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  23. Stephen Buckle (1999). British Sceptical Realism: A Fresh Look at the British Tradition. European Journal of Philosophy 7 (1):1–29.
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  24. Stephen Buckle (1999). Hume's Biography and Hume's Philosophy. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 77 (1):1 – 25.
    Hume's passing remark that his "ruling passion" was his "love of literary fame" has too easily encouraged the view that he gave up serious philosophizing after writing the _Treatise<D>. The most prominent casualty of this outlook is the first _Enquiry<D>. The article shows "the love of literary fame" to be an entirely appropriate motive for the serious intellectual writer, not an admission of frivolousness. Some further obstacles to taking the _Enquiry<D> seriously are considered, before a short sketch of the _Enquiry<D>'s (...)
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  25. Stephen Buckle (1996). A Progress of Sentiments: Reflections on Hume's Treatise. [REVIEW] History of European Ideas 22 (2):171-173.
  26. Stephen Buckle (1996). Moral Prejudices: Essays on Ethics. History of European Ideas 22 (2):171-171.
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  27. Robert Baker & Stephen Buckle (1995). The Codification of Medical Morality, Volume One: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in the Eighteenth Century. Bioethics 9 (2):180-180.
     
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  28. Stephen Buckle (1994). Universalism and Individualism. Criminal Justice Ethics 13 (2):15-19.
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  29. Peter Singer, Helga Kuhse, Stephen Buckle, Karen Dawson & Pascal Kasimba (eds.) (1992). Embryo Experimentation. Cambridge University Press.
    New developments in reproductive technology have made headlines since the birth of the world's first in vitro fertilization baby in 1978. But is embryo experimentation ethically acceptable? What is the moral status of the early human embryo? And how should a democratic society deal with so controversial an issue, where conflicting views are based on differing religious and philosophical positions? These controversial questions are the subject of this book, which, as a current compendium of ideas and arguments on the subject, (...)
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  30. Stephen Buckle (1991). Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume. Oxford University Press.
    In this book, Buckle provides a historical perspective on the political philosophies of Locke and Hume, arguing that there are continuities in the development of seventeenth and eighteenth-century political theory which have often gone unrecognized. He begins with a detailed exposition of Grotius's and Pufendorf's modern natural law theory, focussing on their accounts of the nature of natural law, human sociability, the development of forms of property, and the question of slavery. He then shows that Locke's political theory takes up (...)
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  31. Stephen Buckle, Karen Dawson & Peter Singer (1989). The Syngamy Debate: When Precisely Does a Human Life Begin? Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 17 (2):174-181.
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  32. Stephen Buckle (1988). Arguing From Potential. Bioethics 2 (3):227–253.
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  33. Stephen Buckle & Karen Dawson (1988). Individuals and Syngamy. Bioethics News 7 (3):15-30.
     
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