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  1.  34
    “The ‘Physiology of the Understanding’ and the ‘Mechanics of the Soul’: Reflections on Some Phantom Philosophical Projects”.Charles T. Wolfe - 2016 - Quaestio 16:3-25.
    In reflecting on the relation between early empiricist conceptions of the mind and more experimentally motivated materialist philosophies of mind in the mid-eighteenth century, I suggest that we take seriously the existence of what I shall call ‘phantom philosophical projects’. A canonical empiricist like Locke goes out of his way to state that their project to investigate and articulate the ‘logic of ideas’ is not a scientific project: “I shall not at present meddle with the Physical consideration of the Mind” (...)
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    Christian Wolff’s Philosophy of Medicine: An Early Functional Analysis of Health and Disease.Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero - 2016 - Quaestio 16:75-94.
    In the late 1720s and early 1730s, Christian Wolff writes a series of short treatises on general medical concepts such as health, disease, cause of disease, symptom, etc. The paper makes the claim that these texts should be considered as a pioneering attempt at developing a systematic philosophy of medicine based on metaphysical and epistemological investigations on medical concepts, doctrines, and practices. The main focus is on Wolff’s analysis of the concepts of health and disease in functional terms and its (...)
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    Il Commento alle Sentenze di Durando di S. Porziano.Sara Ciancioso - 2016 - Quaestio 16:273-279.
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    Pluralità nella continuità. La storia della metafisica rivisitata.Giancarlo Colacicco - 2016 - Quaestio 16:257-264.
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    Giovanni Duns Scoto Ed Edith Stein.Federica D’Ercole - 2016 - Quaestio 16:282-286.
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    Realism Behind the Reduction in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus.Giambattista Formica - 2016 - Quaestio 16:225-243.
    The paper deals with the controversial issue of realism in Wittgenstein’s Tractatus. Most of the problems are grounded in the logical-linguistic foundation of important ontological notions given within the text. This has led some scholars to think that there is no conception of the world in the Tractatus that is independent of language and that in his work Wittgenstein is simply engaged in a logical investigation of what it is essential for any language to represent reality. Therefore, no conclusions about (...)
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    A Materialistic Rationalist? Urban Gottfried Bucher’s Defense of Innate Ideas and Mechanism, Added by His Denial of Free Will.Ursula Goldenbaum - 2016 - Quaestio 16:47-73.
    Urban Gottfried Bucher is one of the most surprising authors in early German enlightenment and has been rightly celebrated as a materialist and therefore radical thinker. But he did not teach the same kind of materialism as his contemporary Andreas Rüdiger who leaned toward Locke’s empiricism. Bucher is much closer to Hobbes’ mechanical materialism, to Spinoza’s criticism of free will, and to Tschirnhaus’ extending of the mathematical method to natural science. His explanation of the working of the human soul, while (...)
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    The Possibilities and Limits of the Pragmatist Philosophy of Gesture.Anthony Graybosch - 2016 - Quaestio 16:279-282.
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    I ‘pagani’ come problema filosofico: un modello di ‘sintesi storica’.Mario Loconsole - 2016 - Quaestio 16:247-257.
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    Nuove prospettive sul Convivio dantesco.Mario Loconsole - 2016 - Quaestio 16:267-273.
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    Alles Begann MIT Tschirnhaus.Enrico Pasini - 2016 - Quaestio 16:27-45.
    Did it all begin with Tschirnhaus? This paper discusses the exemplary role that Tschirnhaus could play in the reconstruction of an empirically oriented, scientific, somewhat radical and variously unorthodox current in 18th-century German philosophy, starting from 18th-century characterizations of his intellectual image.
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    Monadology, Materialism and Newtonian Forces: The Turn in Kant’s Theory of Matter.Paolo Pecere - 2016 - Quaestio 16:167-189.
    Kant elaborated his dynamical theory of matter in two quite different systematic accounts, the first in the Monadologia physica, the second in the Dynamics chapter of the Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft. In this paper I investigate the transition from the monadological to the “continuum” dynamical theory of matter, whose exact timing and motives are not explicitly clarified in Kant’s writings. I locate Kant’s turn around the middle 1760s, presenting Kant’s abandonment of his own physical monadology as a way out of (...)
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    La totalité peut-elle être un attribut divin? Les questions De totalitate Dei d’Henri de Gand.Pasquale Porro - 2016 - Quaestio 16:209-223.
    Rather unusually, Henry of Ghent includes ‘totality’ in the list of divine attributes discussed in his Summa quaestionum ordinariarum. Availing himself of the different philosophical definitions of totality given by Boethius and Avicenna, Henry concludes that God cannot be considered a totum universale, a totum numerale and a totum virtuale or potestativum, but concedes that He may be considered a totality insofar as His being comprehends the exemplary perfections of all created beings.
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    Les deux totalités. Naissance et éclipse d’un concept dans le Commentaire des Sentences d’Albert le Grand.Maud Pouradier - 2016 - Quaestio 16:193-208.
    The first occurrence of the Latin word ‘totalitas’ can be dated back to the 12th century. ‘Totalitas’ is not quite synonymous with the Aristotelian signification of whole’s quiddity. In fact, in his Commentary on the Sentences, Albert the Great hesitates between a pseudo-Augustinian definition of totalitas and a Peripatetic one. According to the first definition, totalitas is beyond the classical relationship between a whole and its parts; on the contrary, it refers to the capacity of the soul to be present (...)
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    In Wolff’s Footsteps. The Early German Reception of La Mettrie’s L’Homme Machine.Paola Rumore - 2016 - Quaestio 16:95-118.
    The paper retraces the early reception of La Mettrie’s work L’Homme machine in Germany. It focuses in particular on the role played by Wolff and by Manteuffel’s “Society of Alethiophiles” in promoting a scandalous image of La Mettrie’s work by reducing it to the old formula of mechanistic materialism à la Hobbes. By defending Wolff’s interpretation, Manteuffel contributed discretely but actively to the capillary dissemination of such an image, which was to become very soon the dominant one. By means of (...)
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    Zwischen System und Experiment. Johann Gottlob Krügers Versuch einer Experimental-Seelenlehre.Gideon Stiening - 2016 - Quaestio 16:119-145.
    Johann Gottlob Krüger’s Experimental psychology is commonly considered as one of the first empirical anthropologies in the German-speaking space. On closer examination, however, the foundations of his psychology appear to be both Wolffian rationalism and an epistemological empiricism of Lockean origins. His methodical conception of experimentalism, thus, expands Wolffian empirical psychology. On this basis, Krüger also supplies a quite precarious defence of materialism, and a view of experiments on humans that conflicts radically with present standards.
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    The “Subtle” Materialism of August Wilhelm Hupel.Falk Wunderlich - 2016 - Quaestio 16:147-165.
    The paper deals with the first book-length materialist treatise published in Germany in the 1770s, August Wilhelm Hupel’s Anmerkungen und Zweifel über die gewöhnlichen Lehrsätze vom Wesen der menschlichen und der thierischen Seele. Based on a “great chain of being” conception, he maintains that his materialist doctrine provides stronger grounds for belief in the immortality of the soul than those substance dualism has offered. He seeks to defend that the soul is a composite being, i.e. that it is material, but (...)
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    L’intertextualité scolastique dans les écrits d’Henri de Gand et de Gilles de Rome.Irene Zavattero - 2016 - Quaestio 16:264-267.
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