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  1. Loving the Body, Loving the Soul: Conway’s Vitalist Critique of Cartesian and Morean Dualism.Julia Borcherding - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 9.
    In this paper, I examine Anne Conway’s ‘argument from love’ in her Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy. This argument, supported by a further argument, the ‘argument from pain’, undermines the dualist dichotomy between mind and matter by appealing to a vitalist similarity principle. My goal is two-fold: first, to contribute to a close systematic reconstruction and analysis of Conway’s arguments, which so far is largely lacking in the literature; second, to show that these arguments are richer and (...)
     
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  2. Leibniz on Human Finitude, Progress, and Eternal Recurrence: The Argument of the ‘Apokatastasis’ Essay Drafts and Related Texts.David Forman - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:225-270.
    The ancient doctrine of the eternal return of the same embodies a thoroughgoing rejection of the hope that the future world will be better than the present. For this reason, it might seem surprising that Leibniz constructs an argument for a version of the doctrine. He concludes in one text that in the far distant future he himself ‘would be living in a city called Hannover located on the Leine river, occupied with the history of Brunswick, and writing letters to (...)
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    Kant, Wolff and the Method of Philosophy.Gabriele Gava - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:271-303.
    Both in his pre-critical writings and in his critical works, Kant criticizes the Wolffian tradition for its use of the mathematical method in philosophy. The chapter argues that the apparent unambiguousness of this opposition between Kant and Wolff notwithstanding, the problem of ascertaining the relationship between Kant’s and Wolff’s methods in philosophy cannot be dismissed so quickly. Only a close consideration of Kant’s different remarks on Wolff’s approach and a comparison of the methods that Wolff and Kant actually used in (...)
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  4. Spinoza on Turning the Other Cheek.Keith Green - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:96-133.
     
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  5. Hobbes on the Authority of Scripture.Thomas Holden - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:68-95.
     
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    Imitation and ‘Infinite’ Will: Descartes on the Imago Dei.Marie Jayasekera - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:1-38.
    This paper investigates Descartes’s understanding of the imago Dei, that it is above all in virtue of the will that we bear the image and likeness of God. I challenge the key assumption of arguments that hold that Descartes’s comparison between the human will and the divine will is problematic—that in his conception of the imago Dei Descartes is alluding to Scholastic conceptions of analogy available to him at the time, which would place particular constraints on the legitimacy of the (...)
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    Leibniz's Ontology of Force.Julia Jorati - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:189–224.
    Leibniz portrays the most fundamental entities in his mature ontology in at least three different ways. In some places, he describes them as mind-like, immaterial substances that perceive and strive. Elsewhere, he presents them as hylomorphic compounds. In yet other passages, he characterizes them in terms of primitive and derivative forces. Interpreters often assume that the first description is the most accurate. In contrast, I will argue that the third characterization is more accurate than the other two. If that is (...)
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  8. Descartes on the Ethical Reliability of the Passions: A Morean Reading.Matthew Kisner - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:39-67.
     
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  9. On Living Mirrors and Mites: Leibniz's Encounter with Pascal on Infinity and Living Things Circa 1696.Ohad Natchomy - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:159-188.
     
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  10. Locke's Succeeding Ideas.Matthew Stuart - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy 8:134-158.
     
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