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  1.  30
    Stebbing, Moore (and Wittgenstein) on Common Sense and Metaphysical Analysis.Annalisa Coliva - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):914-934.
    Susan Stebbing is often portrayed as indebted to G. E. Moore for her ideas concerning the relationship between common sense and philosophy and about analysis. By focusing mostly on her article “The...
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    Race, Gender, and the History of Early Analytic Philosophy: By Matt LaVine, London, Rowman and Littlefield, 2020, Pp. Xv + 229, £81.00 (Hb), ISBN: 978-1-4985-9555-1.Sophia M. Connell - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):964-967.
    This thought-provoking book sets out to restructure philosophical enterprise in the analytic tradition. The aim is to disprove the following statements: Soames 2003a, xiv: “In general, philosophy d...
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    Constant’s Liberal Theory of Popular Sovereignty.George Duke - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):848-870.
    In Principes de Politique, Benjamin Constant offers a blueprint for later liberal attempts to retain a commitment to popular sovereignty, while moderating its absolutist tendencies and assoc...
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    Berkeley on Meaning, Truth, and Assent.Keota Fields - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):824-847.
    An interpretation of Berkeley’s theory of meaning must account for operative utility as well as Berkeley’s commitment to the truth of Christian scriptures. I argue that formalist and use-theoretic...
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    Essence and Definition in Aristotle’s Parts of Animals.Devin Henry - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):763-783.
    In this paper, I argue that the Parts of Animals [PA] should be seen as continuing in the tradition of those earlier natural scientists who “investigated the material principle of things and that s...
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  6. Is This Me?A Story About Personal Identity From the Mahāprajñāpāramitopadeśa / Dà Zhìdù Lùn.Jing Huang & Jonardon Ganeri - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):739-762.
    ABSTRACT In a Buddhist treatise from around the fourth century CE there is a very remarkable story which serves as a thought experiment calling us to question the nature of self and the identity of persons. Lost in Sanskrit, the passage is fortunately preserved in a Chinese translation, the Dà zhìdù lùn. We here present the first reliable translation directly from the Classical Chinese, and discuss the philosophical significance of the story in its historical and literary context. We emphasise the (...)
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    The Actual and the Rational: Hegel and Objective Spirit: By Jean-François Kervégan, Translated by Daniela Ginsburg and Martin Shuster, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2018, Pp. Xxxiii + 384, $55.00 (Hb), ISBN: 9780226023809.Nicolas Garcia Mills - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):955-958.
    Jean-François Kervégan’s The Actual and the Rational is a detailed study of the bulk of Hegel’s social and political philosophy, as we find it in the published text of the Philosophy of Right, the...
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    John Locke’s Christianity: By Diego Lucci, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021, Pp. 260, £75.00 (Hb), ISBN: 978-1-108-83691-3.Francesco Quatrini - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):967-970.
    Over the past two decades, scholarly attention to Enlightenment studies and especially to the roots of Enlightenment ideas in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries has increased. Against claims t...
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  9. Psychological Disease and Action-Guiding Impressions in Early Stoicism.Simon Shogry - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):784-805.
    The early Stoics diagnose vicious agents with various psychological diseases, e.g. love of money and love of wine. Such diseases are characterized as false evaluative opinions that lead the agent t...
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    Reconsidering Causal Powers: Historical and Conceptual Perspectives: Edited by Benjamin Hill, Henrik Lagerlund, and Stathis Psillos, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2021, Pp. 306, £65.00 (Hb), ISBN: 9780198869528.William M. R. Simpson - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):958-960.
    The concept of ‘causal powers’ as principles of necessary change, once derided by mainstream philosophers in the thrall of David Hume, has made a dramatic comeback and seems to be here to stay. The...
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    Review: Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information by Gilbert Simondon: Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information, by Gilbert Simondon and Translated by Taylor Adkins, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2020, Pp. Xxviii + 398, $27.50 (Pb), ISBN: 978-0-8166-8002-3; Individuation in Light of Notions of Form and Information, Volume II: Supplemental Texts, by Gilbert Simondon and Translated by Taylor Adkins, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2020, Pp. 336, $27.50 (Pb), ISBN: 978-1-5179-0952-9. [REVIEW]Jacob Vangeest - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (5):961-963.
    Given his influence on a broad cohort of prominent theorists in the latter half of the twentieth century – among them Gilles Deleuze, Bernard Stiegler, François Laruelle, Gilles Châtelet, Albert To...
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    Ernst Cassirer on Historical Thought and the Demarcation Problem of Epistemology.Francesca Biagioli - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (4):652-670.
    Cassirer’s neo-Kantian epistemology has become a classical reference in contemporary history and philosophy of science. However, the historical aspects of his thought are sometimes seen to be in so...
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    Neo-Kantianism, Darwinism, and the Limits of Historical Explanation.Evan Clarke - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (4):590-613.
    This paper looks at the neo-Kantian response to Darwinism as a historical science. I distinguish four responses to this aspect of Darwin’s thought from within the neo-Kantian tradition. The first l...
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    Law and Structure in Dilthey’s Philosophy of History.Nabeel Hamid - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (4):633-651.
    This paper interprets Dilthey’s treatment of history and historical science through his engagement with Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy. It focuses on Dilthey’s account of the possibility of objectivity in the Geisteswissenschaften. It finds in Dilthey a view of history as a law-governed, dynamical structure expressing the totality of human life, cast in a reworked Hegelian notion of objective spirit. The aim of historical thought is to understand the unity of this structure to the greatest extent possible, and thereby to understand (...)
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    The Gold of Knowledge – Nicolai Hartmann and Historiography of Philosophy.Gerald Hartung - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (4):718-737.
    Around 1900, historiography of philosophy faced the challenge of opening itself to scientific, social, and cultural history, without giving up what is unique to philosophy: its exclusive claim to i...
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    Historical Thought in German Neo-Kantianism.Katherina Kinzel - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (4):579-589.
    Two books inaugurated the revival of Kantianism in German universities in the second half of the nineteenth century. Both works were exercises in the history of philosophy. And both took to the his...
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    History of Physics and the Platonic Legacy: A Problem in Marburg Neo-Kantianism.Paolo Pecere - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (4):671-693.
    In this article, I argue that the interpretation of Kant's a priori in Marburg neo-Kantianism involved a historiographical problem concerning the Platonic interpretation of the history of exact sci...
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    Reason’s Genuine Historicity: The Establishment of a History of Philosophy as a Philosophical Sub-Discipline in Marburg Neo-Kantianism.Ursula Renz - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (4):694-717.
    . Reason’s genuine historicity: the establishment of a history of philosophy as a philosophical sub-discipline in Marburg Neo-Kantianism. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 29, Special Issue: Historical Thought in German Neo-Kantianism, Guest Editors: Katherina Kinzel and Lydia Patton, pp. 694-717.
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    Spinoza: Then and Now.Dan Taylor - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (3):565-568.
    Scribbled into the margins of Lev Vygotsky's personal copy of Spinoza's Ethics, we find this extraordinary note: “From the great creations of Spinoza, as from distant stars, light reaches us after...
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    Spinoza: Then and Now: By Antonio Negri and Translated by Ed Emery, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2020, Pp. 243 + Xiii, £17.99 (Pb), ISBN: 9781509503513. [REVIEW]Dan Taylor - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (3):565-568.
    Scribbled into the margins of Lev Vygotsky's personal copy of Spinoza's Ethics, we find this extraordinary note: “From the great creations of Spinoza, as from distant stars, light reaches us after...
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  21. Why Did Frege Reject the Theory of Types?Wim Vanrie - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (3):517-536.
    I investigate why Frege rejected the theory of types, as Russell presented it to him in their correspondence. Frege claims that it commits one to violations of the law of excluded middle, but this complaint seems to rest on a dogmatic refusal to take Russell’s proposal seriously on its own terms. What is at stake is not so much the truth of a law of logic, but the structure of the hierarchy of the logical categories, something Frege seems to neglect. (...)
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    Mary Shepherd and the Meaning of ‘Life’.Deborah Boyle - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):208-225.
    In the final chapters of her 1824 Essay upon the Relation of Cause and Effect, Lady Mary Shepherd considers what it means for an organism to be alive. The physician William Lawrence had...
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    Race and the ‘Right to Growth’: Embodiment and Education in the Work of Anna Julia Cooper.Kevin Cedeño-Pacheco - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):358-371.
    One of the distinctive features of Anna Julia Cooper’s political philosophy and philosophy of education is the frequency with which she uses corporeal and organicist imagery to support her analyses...
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    The Fragility of Rationality: George Eliot on Akrasia and the Law of Consequences.Patrick Fessenbecker - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):275-291.
    George Eliot often uses the language of determinism in her novels, but we do not understand her view very well by treating such phrasing as addressing debates about the freedom of will directly. In...
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    “Friendly to All Beings”: Annie Besant as Ethicist.Kurt Leland - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):308-326.
    Annie Besant has rarely been identified as a philosopher. Her work as an ethicist has been obscured by the reaction of critics to her abandonment of Anglican Christianity for serial eng...
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    “Political … Civil and Domestic Slavery”: Harriet Taylor Mill and Anna Doyle Wheeler on Marriage, Servitude, and Socialism.Helen McCabe - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):226-243.
    Harriet Taylor Mill and Anna Wheeler are two nineteenth-century British feminists generally over-shadowed by the fame of the men with whom they co-authored. Yet both made important and interesting...
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    E. E. Constance Jones on the Dualism of Practical Reason.Gary Ostertag & Amanda Favia - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):327-342.
    E. E. Constance Jones, a regular contributor to Mind and the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, and the author of several textbooks and a monograph, worked in both philosophical l...
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    Marietta Kies on Idealism and Good Governance.Dorothy Rogers - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):343-357.
    This paper explores the political philosophy of Marietta Kies, a progressive-era thinker who gained recognition as both a professional academic philosopher and a public intellectual. Ki...
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    “Count It All Joy”: Black Women’s Interventions in the Abolitionist Tradition.Lindsey Stewart - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):292-307.
    ABSTRACT In her introduction to Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Angela Davis notes that the abolitionist tradition often harboured a “gendered framework” that defined “black freedom” in terms of the “suppression of black womanhood”. As such, Davis charges us with the task of “develop[ing] a framework that foregrounds both the complexities of gendered violence under slavery and possible gendered strategies for freedom”. In this paper, I engage in this task in two ways. First, I analyse key gendered aspects (...)
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    Introduction to Nineteenth-Century British and American Women Philosophers.Alison Stone & Charlotte Alderwick - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):193-207.
    Since the 1980s, an immense wave of scholarship has recovered the voices of the many women who contributed to early modern philosophy, transforming our picture of the period. It is now typical for...
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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott: Radical ‘Co-Adjutors’ in the American Women’s Rights Movement.Lisa Pace Vetter - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (2):244-258.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton is widely considered to be the founder of the early women’s rights movement in America. She convened the first convention dedicated specifically to women’s rights in America,...
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    The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment, 2nd Ed.: Edited by Alexander Broadie and Craig Smith, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019, Pp. Xvi + 375, £18.00 (Pb), ISBN: 9781108430784.Deborah Boyle - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):188-191.
    The second edition of The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment has the same goal as the first edition : to describe “the historical circumstances”, the “leading idea...
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    Aristotle’s Anthropology: Edited by Geert Keil and Nora Kreft, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019, Pp. Ix + 295, £75.00 (Hb), ISBN: 978-1107192690.Sophia M. Connell - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):181-184.
    This volume collects research essays varying in style and quality. Some are broad-ranging while others are focused on specific interpretative issues. Despite what one might expect given the title,...
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    Aristotle on the Voluntariness of Self-Control and the Lack of Self-Control.Giulio Di Basilio - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):4-23.
    I argue that in Eudemian Ethics II 8 Aristotle provides us with a general definition of force applicable to all natural phenomena. This definition points us to an important, though rarely not...
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    The Unity of Substance and Attribute in Spinoza.R. Kyle Driggers - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):45-63.
    Spinoza argues that there is one substance, God, with at least two distinct attributes. On Objective Interpretations, the “attributes” are what God conceives of God’s own essence. Because God truly...
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  36. Inferentialism and Semantic Externalism: A Neglected Debate Between Sellars and Putnam.Takaaki Matsui - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):126-145.
    In his 1975 paper “The Meaning of ‘Meaning’”, Hilary Putnam famously argued for semantic externalism. Little attention has been paid, however, to the fact that already in 1973, Putnam had presented the idea of the linguistic division of labor and the Twin Earth thought experiment in his comment on Wilfrid Sellars’s “Meaning as Functional Classification” at a conference, and Sellars had replied to Putnam from a broadly inferentialist perspective. The first half of this paper aims to trace the development of (...)
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    The Postulate of Private Right and Kant’s Semi-Historical Principles of Property.J. P. Messina - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):64-83.
    Whereas several commentators have held that Kant’s argument for the postulate of private right fails insofar as it begs the question, I argue here that this criticism misses the mark. Critics have...
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    Salomon Maimon, “On the First Grounds of Natural Right”.Michael Nance & Jason Yonover - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):157-172.
    In an essay, I have established a new formula of the moral principle, different from the Kantian, and more convenient to use. It grounds itself in a new deduction,...
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    Understanding Historical Life in its Own Terms: Dilthey on Ethics, Worldviews, and Religious Experience.Robert C. Scharff - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):173-180.
    With the publication of Ethical and World-View Philosophy [EWP], the complete six-volume edition of Dilthey’s Selected Writings has now appeared. Four decades in the making, the collection testifie...
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    Pragmatism at Cambridge, England Before 1900.Lukas M. Verburgt - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):84-105.
    This paper responds to the new story about the history of pragmatism and early analytic philosophy presented in Cheryl Misak's Cambridge Pragmatism. One of the new story's key claims is that pragma...
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    Bergson on Number.Robert Watt - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (1):106-125.
    This article reconstructs Henri Bergson’s argument at the beginning of the second chapter of his Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience for his view that every idea of number involves sp...
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