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  1.  43
    Thales – the ‘First Philosopher’? A Troubled Chapter in the Historiography of Philosophy.Lea Cantor - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):727-750.
    It is widely believed that the ancient Greeks thought that Thales was the first philosopher, and that they therefore maintained that philosophy had a Greek origin. This paper challenges these assumptions, arguing that most ancient Greek thinkers who expressed views about the history and development of philosophy rejected both positions. I argue that not even Aristotle presented Thales as the first philosopher, and that doing so would have undermined his philosophical commitments and interests. Beyond Aristotle, the view that Thales was (...)
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    A Time of Novelty: Logic, Emotion, and Intellectual Life in Early Modern India, 1500–1700 C.E.: By Samuel Wright, New York, USA, Oxford University Press, 2021, Pp. 278, £64.00 (Hb), ISBN:9780197568163. [REVIEW]Gary Donnelly - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):905-907.
    In this bold book, Samuel Wright traces a “new history for Sanskrit logic” via a deep and comprehensive study of almost 5,000 little-known Sanskrit manuscripts. His thesis is that the ear...
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    Ørsted, Mach, and the History of ‘Thought Experiment’.Eleanor Helms - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):837-858.
    Until recently, leading work on the philosophy of thought experiments mistakenly credited Mach with coining the term. While Ørsted’s prior use has become more widely acknowledged, there remains a c...
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    Human Becomings: Theorizing Persons for Confucian Role Ethics.Yujia Jia & Huawen Liu - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):901-904.
    Roger Ames in this book tries to further construct an alternative to a foundational individualism by concocting person, individual and personhood into an ethical conceptual regimen, as a substantia...
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  5. Human Becomings: Theorizing Persons for Confucian Role Ethics: By Roger T. Ames, Albany, State University of New York, 2020, Pp. Ix+432, $95.00 (Hb), ISBN: 9781-4384-8079-4, $34.95 (Pb), ISBN: 978-1-4384-8080-0. [REVIEW]Huawen Liu & Yujia Jia - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):901-904.
    Roger Ames in this book tries to further construct an alternative to a foundational individualism by concocting person, individual and personhood into an ethical conceptual regimen, as a substantia...
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    Leopoldo Zea, “Is a Latin American Philosophy Possible?”.Pavel Reichl - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):874-896.
    Leopoldo Zea was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Though in English-language scholarship Zea is known primarily as a historian of ideas, his philosophical producti...
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    Leopoldo Zea, “Is a Latin American Philosophy Possible?”.Translated by Pavel Reichl - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):874-896.
    Leopoldo Zea was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Though in English-language scholarship Zea is known primarily as a historian of ideas, his philosophical producti...
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    A Priori Philosophy of Nature in Hegel and German Rationalism.Lorenzo Sala & Anton Kabeshkin - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):797-817.
    Hegel’s many remarks that seem to imply that philosophy should proceed completely a priori pose a problem for his philosophy of nature since, on this reading, Hegel offers an a priori derivation of...
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    Reparative Agency and Commitment in William James’ Pragmatism.Bonnie Sheehey - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):818-836.
    This paper highlights a central feature of William James’ pragmatism to challenge the conflicting charges that his political and ethical thought amounts to either a Hamlet-like impotence or a Prome...
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    Descartes and His Critics on Passions and Animals.Evan Thomas - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):773-796.
    Descartes’ theory of the passions has important connections to his view that nonhuman animals are automata. In this paper, I show how critics of animal automatism exploited these connections. I int...
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    Review: Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom by Dan Taylor and Spinoza's Religion by Clare Carlisle. [REVIEW]Dimitris Vardoulakis - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):897-901.
    Has there ever been a better time to be a Spinoza scholar? As an undergraduate studying in a large philosophy department in the 1990s, I encountered Spinoza only in a general introductory course wh...
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  12. Review: Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom by Dan Taylor and Spinoza's Religion by Clare Carlisle: Spinoza’s Religion: A New Reading of the Ethics, by Clare Carlisle, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2021, Pp. 288, £25.00(Pb), ISBN: 978-0-691-17659-8Spinoza and the Politics of Freedom, by Dan Taylor, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2021, Pp. 304, £80.00(Hb), ISBN: 978-1-4744-7839-7. [REVIEW]Dimitris Vardoulakis - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):897-901.
    Has there ever been a better time to be a Spinoza scholar? As an undergraduate studying in a large philosophy department in the 1990s, I encountered Spinoza only in a general introductory course wh...
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    The Mouse’s Tale: Al-Jāḥiẓ, Abū Bakr Al-Rāzī, and Fakhr Al-Dīn Al-Rāzī on Animal Thinking.Sarah Virgi - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):751-772.
    The present article explores the views of al-Jāḥiẓ, Abū Bakr al-Rāzī, and Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī - three pre-modern thinkers of the Islamic world outside the Peripatetic tradition - on the question o...
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    L. Susan Stebbing Philosophy and the Physicists (1937): A Re-Appraisal. [REVIEW]Peter West - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):859-873.
    In this re-appraisal of Philosophy and the Physicists, I want to challenge C. D. Broad’s account of what Stebbing accomplishes and show that, alongside a t...
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    Conscience, Conviction, and Moral Autonomy in Fichte’s Ethics.Timothy L. Brownlee - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (4):626-645.
    According to Kant, a certain kind of knowledge is essential to the achievement of moral autonomy. In order for an action to be obligatory, it must be possible for me to know not only what I have a...
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    Introduction.Gabriel Gottlieb & James A. Clarke - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (4):563-565.
    It is, we think, fair to say that scholarship on post-Kantian philosophy1 has traditionally tended to focus on theoretical philosophy rather than on practical philoso...
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    Kant and Rehberg on Political Theory and Practice.Michael L. Gregory - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (4):566-588.
    ABSTRACT This article examines the under-researched figure A.W. Rehberg in his exchange with Kant over the relationship between theory and practice in the philosophy of right. I argue that Rehberg raises, what I call, two problems of political matter which attempt to show that Kant's overly formal approach to political theory cannot justifiably determine political practice. The first problem is the problem of positive determinations of right, rather than merely negative prohibitions. Rehberg takes this to mean that Kant cannot determine (...)
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    Individual Rights in Schleiermacher’s Limited Communitarian State.C. Jeffery Kinlaw - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (4):687-706.
    In his lectures on ethics and on the state Schleiermacher develops a theory of a limited communitarian state, one that purports to balance individual interests and rights with the more general aims...
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    Two Deductions of Right in Early Post-Kantianism.Michael Nance - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (4):589-608.
    This paper uses a distinction drawn from the Kantian legal theorist Paul Johann Anselm Feuerbach to categorize two approaches to analysing the concept of right, each of which is represented by vari...
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    Knowing Well: Goethe, Bildung, and the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge.Dalia Nassar - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (4):646-665.
    This article examines the ideal of Bildung within the philosophy of nature and the natural sciences by investigating the methodological and scientific writings of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It arg...
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    Hegel and Plato on How to Become Good.Andreja Novakovic & Oksana Maksymchuk - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (4):707-726.
    In the Preface to the Philosophy of Right, Hegel draws a favourable comparison between his project and Plato’s Republic, while making a critical comment about an example taken from Plato’s Laws. In...
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    Avicennian Essentialism.Fedor Benevich - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (3):410-433.
    Essentialism can be defined as a metaphysical theory according to which things have essential and accidental properties. In this paper, I will address Avicennian essentialism, that is, essentialism...
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    Schopenhauer on Boredom.Joshua Isaac Fox - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (3):477-495.
    On the dominant interpretation, Schopenhauer possesses a will to will view of boredom: boredom consists in the dissatisfaction of a second-order desire to pursue objects of first-order desire. I ch...
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    Ancestrality and (in-)Dependence – on Heidegger on Being-in-Itself.Markus Gabriel - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (3):535-546.
    Famously, in his seminal After Finitude, Quentin Meillassoux charges Heidegger with what he classifies as strong correlationism. In general,...
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    Heidegger on Deep Time and Being-in-Itself: Introductory Thoughts on “The Argument Against Need”.Tobias Keiling & Ian Alexander Moore - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (3):508-518.
    The article provides an introduction to Heidegger's manuscript “The Argument against Need”. It comments on the nature of the manuscript, the circumstances of its composition, and its major philosop...
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    Martin Heidegger, “Das Argument Gegen den Brauch (Für Das Ansichsein des Seienden)”: Edited by Dietmar Koch and Michael Ruppert, with Emendations and Notes By.Tobias Keiling & Ian Alexander Moore - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (3):1-16.
    Das Argument gegen den Brauch[Brauch: die im Ereignis ereignete Zugehörigkeit des Wesens der Sterblichen in das.]Metaphysisch und das heißt zugleich...
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    Martin Heidegger, “The Argument Against Need (for the Being-in-Itself of Entities)”.Tobias Keiling & Ian Alexander Moore - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (3):519-534.
    The argument against need[Need: the belonging of the essence of mortals to, a belonging which is appropriated in the event.]Metaphysically, and t...
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    The Question of Ontological Dependency.Mark A. Wrathall - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (3):547-559.
    In his early work, Heidegger seems to be committed to a perplexing combination of ontological idealism and ontic realism (i.e. entities do not depend on human b...
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    Lost Voices: On Counteracting Exclusion of Women From Histories of Contemporary Philosophy.Frederique Janssen-Lauret & Sophia M. Connell - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (2):199-210.
    While women philosophers are beginning to be rediscovered in the Early Modern period, they are conspicuously missing from later nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth century histories of philosophy...
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    History of Logic in Latin America: The Case of Ayda Ignez Arruda.Gisele Dalva Secco & Miguel Alvarez Lisboa - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (2):384-408.
    Ayda Ignez Arruda was a key figure in the development of the Brazilian school of Paraconsistent logic and the first person to write a historical survey of the field. Despite her importa...
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    The Fate of Autonomy in Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals.Stefano Bacin - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (1):90-108.
    The idea of autonomy, presented as Kant’s main achievement in the Groundwork and the second Critique, is hardly present in the ethics of the “Doctrine of Virtue”. Against Pauline Kleingeld’s recent interpretation, I argue that this does not amount to a disappearance of the Principle of Autonomy, but to an important development of the notion of autonomy. I first show that Kant still advocated the Principle of Autonomy in the 1790s along with the thought of lawgiving through one’s maxims. I (...)
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    How Good Was Shepherd’s Response to Hume’s Epistemological Challenge?Travis Tanner - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (1):71-89.
    Recent work on Mary Shepherd has largely focused on her metaphysics, especially as a response to Berkeley and Hume. However, relatively little attention has thus far been paid to the epistemological aspects of Shepherd’s program. What little attention Shepherd’s epistemology has received has tended to cast her as providing an unsatisfactory response to the skeptical challenge issued by Hume. For example, Walter Ott and Jeremy Fantl have each suggested that Shepherd cannot avoid Hume’s inductive skepticism even if she is granted (...)
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    From Being to Acting: Kant and Fichte on Intellectual Intuition.G. Anthony Bruno - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 1:1-22.
    Fichte assigns ‘intellectual intuition’ a new meaning after Kant. But in 1799, his doctrine of intellectual intuition is publicly deemed indefensible by Kant and nihilistic by Jacobi. I propose to defend Fichte’s doctrine against these charges, leaving aside whether it captures what he calls the ‘spirit’ of transcendental idealism. I do so by articulating three problems that motivate Fichte’s redirection of intellectual intuition from being to acting: (1) the regress problem, which states that reflecting on empirical facts of consciousness leads (...)
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