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  1. added 2019-02-17
    Autonomy, Allostasic Mechanisms, and AI: A Biomimetic Perspective.Ioan Muntean & Cory Wright - 2007 - Pragmatics and Cognition 15 (3):489–513.
    We argue that the concepts of mechanism and autonomy appear to be antagonistic when autonomy is conflated with agency. Once these concepts are disentangled, it becomes clearer how autonomy emerges from complex forms of control. Subsequently, current biomimetic strategies tend to focus on homeostatic regulatory systems; we propose that research in AI and robotics would do well to incorporate biomimetic strategies that instead invoke models of allostatic mechanisms as a way of understanding how to enhance autonomy in artificial systems.
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    Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers. [REVIEW]Patrick J. Connolly - 2019 - Locke Studies 19.
  3. added 2018-09-27
    Gonzalo Serrano: La querella en torno al silogismo 1605-1704. Conocimiento versus forma lógica. Bogota: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2006, 271 pp. [REVIEW]José Luis Cárdenas - 2007 - Areté. Revista de Filosofía 19 (1):159-163.
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  4. added 2018-08-13
    Strings, Physies and Hogs Bristles: Names, Species and Classification in Locke.Allison Kuklok - 2018 - Locke Studies 18:1-27.
    It is often claimed that classification, on Locke’s view, proceeds by attending to similarities between things, and it is widely argued that nothing about the sensible similarities between things determines how we are to sort them, in which case sorting substances at the phenomenal level must be arbitrary. However, acquaintance with the “internal” or hidden qualities of substances might yet reveal objective boundaries. Citing what I refer to as the Watch passage in Locke’s Essay(henceforth Watches), many commentators claim that classification (...)
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  5. added 2018-03-08
    Thinking Matter in Locke's Proof of God's Existence.Patrick J. Connolly - forthcoming - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy.
    Commentators almost universally agree that Locke denies the possibility of thinking matter in Book IV Chapter 10 of the Essay. Further, they argue that Locke must do this in order for his proof of God’s existence in the chapter to be successful. This paper disputes these claims and develops an interpretation according to which Locke allows for the possibility that a system of matter could think (even prior to any act of superaddition on God’s part). In addition, the paper argues (...)
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  6. added 2017-02-27
    Locke's Image of the World.Michael Jacovides - 2017 - Oxford University Press.
    Michael Jacovides provides an engaging account of how the scientific revolution influenced one of the foremost figures of early modern philosophy, John Locke. By placing Locke's thought in its scientific, religious, and anti-scholastic contexts, Jacovides explains not only what Locke believes but also why he believes it.
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  7. added 2015-09-08
    John Locke & Natural Philosophy (Review).Antonia LoLordo - 2012 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2):296-297.
  8. added 2015-05-01
    Locke, A Mechanical Philosopher?H. Duncan - 1994 - Locke Studies 25:11.
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  9. added 2015-03-24
    The “Corpuscular” Philosophy.Robert Boyle - 2009 - In Timothy J. McGrew, Marc Alspector-Kelly & Fritz Allhoff (eds.), The Philosophy of Science: An Historical Anthology. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 157.
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  10. added 2015-03-06
    Lockean Superaddition and Lockean Humility.Patrick J. Connolly - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 51:53-61.
    This paper offers a new approach to an old debate about superaddition in Locke. Did Locke claim that some objects have powers that are unrelated to their natures or real essences? The question has split commentators. Some (Wilson, Stuart, Langton) claim the answer is yes and others (Ayers, Downing, Ott) claim the answer is no. This paper argues that both of these positions may be mistaken. I show that Locke embraced a robust epistemic humility. This epistemic humility includes ignorance of (...)
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  11. added 2014-03-29
    The Status of Mechanism in Locke's Essay.Lisa Downing - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):381-414.
    The prominent place 0f corpuscularizm mechanism in L0ckc`s Essay is nowadays universally acknowledged} Certainly, L0ckc’s discussions 0f the primary/secondary quality distinction and 0f real essences cannot be understood without reference to the corpuscularizm science 0f his day, which held that all macroscopic bodily phenomena should bc explained in terms 0f the motions and impacts 0f submicroscopic particles, 0r corpuscles, each of which can bc fully characterized in terms of 21 strictly limited range 0f (primary) properties: size, shape, motion (or mobility), (...)
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  12. added 2014-03-29
    Locke on Superaddition and Mechanism.Matthew Stuart - 1998 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 6 (3):351 – 379.
  13. added 2014-03-25
    Locke, Medicine and the Mechanical Philosophy.J. R. Milton - 2001 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (2):221 – 243.
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  14. added 2014-03-22
    The Development of Locke’s Mechanism in the Drafts of the Essay.Jonathan Walmsley - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (3):417 – 449.
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  15. added 2014-03-21
    Peach Trees, Gravity and God: Mechanism in Locke.Marleen Rozemond & Gideon Yaffe - 2004 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (3):387 – 412.
    Locke claimed that God superadded various powers to matter, including motion, the perfections of peach trees and elephants, gravity, and that he could superadd thought. Various interpreters have discussed the question whether Locke's claims about superaddition are in tension with his commitment to mechanistic explanation. This literature assumes that for Locke mechanistic explanation involves deducibility. We argue that this is an inaccurate interpretation and that mechanistic explanation involves a different type of intelligibility for Locke.
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  16. added 2014-03-21
    Locke's Account of Cohesion and its Philosophical Significance.James Hill - 2004 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (4):611 – 630.
  17. added 2014-03-18
    Locke, Mechanism and Draft B: A Correction.J. C. Walmsley - 2006 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (2):331 – 335.
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  18. added 2014-03-16
    Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity.Catherine Wilson - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    This landmark study examines the role played by the rediscovery of the writings of the ancient atomists, Epicurus and Lucretius, in the articulation of the major philosophical systems of the seventeenth century, and, more broadly, their influence on the evolution of natural science and moral and political philosophy. The target of sustained and trenchant philosophical criticism by Cicero, and of opprobrium by the Christian Fathers of the early Church, for its unflinching commitment to the absence of divine supervision and the (...)
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  19. added 2014-03-12
    Mechanism, Resemblance and Secondary Qualities: From Descartes to Locke.Keith Allen - 2008 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (2):273 – 291.
    Locke’s argument for the primary-secondary quality distinction is compared with Descartes’s argument (in the Principles of Philosophy) for the distinction between mechanical modifications and sensible qualities. I argue that following Descartes, Locke’s argument for the primary-secondary quality distinction is an essentially a priori argument, based on our conception of substance, and the constraints on intelligible bodily interaction that this conception of substance sets.
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  20. added 2014-03-09
    Primary Qualities, Secondary Qualities and Locke's Impulse Principle.James Hill - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1):85 – 98.
    In this paper I shall focus attention on a principle which lies at the heart of Locke's distinction between primary and secondary qualities. It is to be found explicitly or implicitly stated at many places in the Essay , but its clearest expression is at E.II.viii.11, where Locke writes that ' Impulse [is] the only way which we can conceive Bodies operate in'. Let us call it 'the impulse principle'. The first task is to describe what exactly the term impulse (...)
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  21. added 2014-01-20
    Linking Mechanism and Subjectivity in Locke's Essay.Laura Keating - 2002 - Locke Studies 2:53-79.
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  22. added 2013-09-13
    The Epistemology Under Lockes Corpuscularianism.Michael Jacovides - 2002 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 84 (2):161-189.
    The intelligibility of our artifacts suggests to many seventeenth century thinkers that nature works along analogous lines, that the same principles that explain the operations of artifacts explain the operations of natural bodies.1 We may call this belief ‘corpuscularianism’ when conjoined with the premise that the details of the analogy depend upon the sub-microscopic textures of ordinary bodies and upon the rapidly moving, imperceptibly tiny corpuscles that surround these bodies.2 Locke’s sympathy for corpuscularianism comes out clearly where he describes the (...)
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  23. added 2013-08-13
    The Uses of Mechanism: Corpuscularianism in Drafts a and B of Locke's Essay.Lisa Downing - 2001 - In William Newman, John Murdoch & Cristoph Lüthy (eds.), Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscularian Matter Theory. E.J. Brill. pp. 515-534.
    That corpuscularianism played a critical role in Locke’s philosophical thought has perhaps now attained the status of a truism. In particular, it is universally acknowledged that the primary/secondary quality distinction and the conception of real essence found in the Essay Concerning Human Understanding cannot be understood apart from the corpuscularian science of Locke’s time.1 When Locke provides lists of the primary qualities of bodies,2 the qualities that “are really in them whether we perceive them or no,” those lists show strong (...)
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    Ideas, Qualities, and Corpuscules: Locke and Boyle on the External World Peter Alexander Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 336 P. $44.50. [REVIEW]François Duchesneau - 1987 - Dialogue 26 (3):579.
  25. added 2013-08-13
    Locke, Berkeley, and Corpuscular Scepticism.Daniel Garber - 1982 - In Colin Murray Turbayne (ed.), Berkeley: Critical and Interpretive Essays. University of Minnesota Press.
  26. added 2013-08-13
    Locke, Boyle, and the Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Qualities.E. M. Curley - 1972 - Philosophical Review 81 (4):438-464.
  27. added 2013-08-12
    God and Matter in Locke: An Exposition of Essay 4.10.Jonathan Bennett - 2005 - In Mercer & O'Neill (ed.), Early Modern Philosophy: Mind Matter Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
    Although we never made time to talk it out thoroughly, Margaret Wilson and I shared an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the tenth chapter in Locke’s Essay IV, entitled ‘Of Our Knowledge of the Existence of a GOD.’ In the present paper, written in sad tribute to her work and her person, I shall expound that deep, subtle, intricate, flawed chapter. While I shall evaluate its arguments as I go, I chiefly aim just to make clear what happens in those (...)
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    Locke, Leibniz, and the Logic of Mechanism.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1998 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (2):189-213.
    Locke, Leibniz, and the Logic of Mechanism MARTHA BRANDT BOLTON l~ EARLY MECHANIST PHILOSOPHERS demanded a new standard of perspicuity in the natural sciences. They accused others of "explaining" phenomena in terms of obscurely defined, unconfirmed, and uninformative causes. These complaints were leveled, not just at the real qualities and forms of Scholastics, but also against the sympathetic attractions of Hermetics and the sophic prin- ciples of the Spagyrites. These competitors to mecha- nism could at best demonstrate that a certain (...)
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    Corpuscles, Mechanism, and Essentialism in Berkeley and Locke.Margaret Atherton - 1991 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (1):47-67.
  30. added 2013-08-12
    Mechanism, Superaddition, and the Proof of God's Existence in Locke's Essay.M. R. Ayers - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (2):210-251.
  31. added 2013-08-12
    Superadded Properties: The Limits of Mechanism in Locke.Margaret D. Wilson - 1979 - American Philosophical Quarterly 16 (2):143 - 150.