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    Seventeenth-Century Moral Philosophy: Self Help, Self-Knowledge, and the Devil's Mountain.Aaron Garrett - 2013 - In Roger Crisp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics. Oxford University Press. pp. 229.
    This chapter focuses on the ethical theories of the early modern philosophers Thomas Hobbes, Justus Lipsius, Descartes, Spinoza, Benjamin Whichcote, Lord Shaftesbury, and Samuel Clarke. The discussions include aspects of Hobbes' moral philosophy that posed a challenge for many philosophers of the second half of the seventeenth century who were committed to philosophy as a form of self-help; Lipsius and Descartes' appropriation of ancient and Hellenistic moral philosophy in connection with changing ideas about control of the passions and the happiest (...)
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  2. Francis Hutcheson and the Origin of Animal Rights.Aaron Garrett - 2007 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (2):243-265.
    "Animal right" is an important political and philosophical concept that has its roots in the work of Francis Hutcheson. Developing ideas derived from his natural-law predecessors, Hutcheson stressed the category of acquired or adventitious right to explain how animals might gain rights through becoming members of a community guided by a moral sense. This theoretical innovation had consequences not just for animals, but for making sense of how all of the formerly rightless might gain rights. Examining Hutcheson's development of an (...)
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    Introduction.Aaron Garrett & James A. Harris - 2015 - In Aaron Garrett & James A. Harris (eds.), Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion. Oxford University Press.
    This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in the present volume. It highlights the interdisciplinary approach taken in the choice of contributors to the volume which it is hoped will result in new perspectives on the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. The chapter notes that the contributors approach Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, and Reid from new points of view, and other important figures and philosophical themes are discussed in terms of their contributions to a distinctively Scottish philosophical (...)
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    Knowing the Essence of the State in Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico‐Politicus.Aaron Garrett - 2012 - European Journal of Philosophy 20 (1):50-73.
    This paper argues that Spinoza's main political writings are concerned, in part, with knowledge of essences as detailed in the Ethics. It is further argued that knowledge of the essences of states, and essential properties that belong to states, may be an example of the elusive scientia intuitiva or third kind of knowledge. The paper concludes by considering Spinoza's goals in his political writings and the importance of metaphysics and the theory of knowledge more broadly for early modern political philosophers.
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    Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes.Aaron Garrett & Quentin Skinner - 1999 - Philosophical Review 108 (2):288.
    In this important new book, Quentin Skinner shows us, with rare precision and eloquence, a world with which we are undoubtedly far less familiar than he, that of humanist rhetoric, and uses his deep knowledge of it to illuminate the recesses of a thinker with whom we feel we are all too familiar. In so doing he opens our eyes to different ways of thinking about early modern political philosophy and provides us with a Hobbes quite different from the one (...)
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    Meaning in Spinoza’s Method.Aaron V. Garrett - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    Readers of Spinoza's philosophy have often been daunted, and sometimes been enchanted, by the geometrical method which he employs in his philosophical masterpiece the Ethics. In Meaning in Spinoza's Method Aaron Garrett examines this method and suggests that its purpose, in Spinoza's view, was not just to present claims and propositions but also in some sense to change the readers and allow them to look at themselves and the world in a different way. His discussion draws not only on Spinoza's (...)
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    Mind and Matter.Aaron Garrett - 2013 - In James A. Harris (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford University Press. pp. 171.
    This chapter explores several episodes in the eighteenth-century discussion of the metaphysics of mind. It begins with Locke’s suggestion that it would not be impossible for God to “superadd” the power of thought to matter. It then describes the debate about Locke’s suggestion between Samuel Clarke and Anthony Collins, and considers Hume’s discussion of the immateriality of the soul in relation to that debate. Next it presents Berkeley’s philosophy of immaterialism as a way of protecting the mental from reduction to (...)
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    Hume’s Revised Racism Revisited.Aaron Garrett - 2000 - Hume Studies 26 (1):171-177.
    John Immerwahr’s brief note “Hume’s Revised Racism” is doubtless one of the most intriguing recent discussions of Hume and racism. Immerwahr presents a thesis as to why Hume revised a footnote originally added to his essay “Of National Characters” in 1753. In this note I will examine and dispute Immerwahr’s thesis, which I believe can be shown to be seriously flawed. It is important to do so, as Immerwahr’s note has been quoted a number of times in books and articles (...)
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    Adam Smith.Aaron Garrett & Ryan Hanley - 2015 - In Aaron Garrett & James A. Harris (eds.), Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter provides an overview of the philosophy of Adam Smith by examining the place of history and the role of impartiality in his philosophy. A brief introduction to Smith and his writings is followed by discussions of impartiality and Smith’s engagement with the philosophical role of history and the historian. The section that follows focuses on Smith’s discussion of rights as providing a connection between his moral theory and history via the role of the impartial spectator. The chapter concludes (...)
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    In Defense of Elephants: Priestley on Reid on How to Be a Newtonian of the Mind.Aaron Garrett - 2004 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 2 (2):137-153.
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    The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study.Aaron Garrett - 2014 - Philosophical Review 123 (4):533-541.
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    Leviathan. [REVIEW]Aaron V. Garrett - 1995 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 18 (1):277-282.
    Edwin Curley opens the “Introduction” of his new edition of Leviathan with the following assertion: “Hobbes has suffered a fate shared by many classic authors. His greatest work is more often quoted then carefully and thoroughly read.” Hobbes, it seems, has suffered additional indignities that many classic authors have not. A critical edition is underway which will be published by Clarendon Press at Oxford. So far, the Latin and English versions of De Cive have appeared. Before this undertaking, the last (...)
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    The Library of Scottish Philosophy: Volumes 1 – 6, Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2004 James Otteson, Ed.Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings, 247pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 184540-001-1 James Harris, Ed.James Beattie: Selected Philosophical Writings, 204pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-711 David Boucher, Ed.The Scottish Idealists: Selected Philosophical Writings, 201pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-72X Jonathan Friday, Ed.Art and Enlightenment: Scottish Aesthetics in the 18thcentury, 212pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-762 Gordon Graham, Ed.Scottish Philosophy: Selected Writings 1690–1960, 253pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-746 Esther McIntosh, Ed.John Macmurray: Selected Philosophical Writings, 198pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-738. [REVIEW]Aaron Garrett - 2005 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 3 (2):181-186.
    The Library of Scottish Philosophy: Volumes 1 – 6, Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2004 James Otteson , ed. Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings, 247pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 184540-001-1 James Harris , ed. James Beattie: Selected Philosophical Writings, 204pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-711 David Boucher , ed. The Scottish Idealists: Selected Philosophical Writings, 201pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-72X Jonathan Friday , ed. Art and Enlightenment: Scottish Aesthetics in the 18th century, 212pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-762 Gordon Graham , ed. Scottish Philosophy: Selected (...)
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    Leviathan.Aaron V. Garrett - 1995 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 18 (1):277-282.
    Edwin Curley opens the “Introduction” of his new edition of Leviathan with the following assertion: “Hobbes has suffered a fate shared by many classic authors. His greatest work is more often quoted then carefully and thoroughly read.” Hobbes, it seems, has suffered additional indignities that many classic authors have not. A critical edition is underway which will be published by Clarendon Press at Oxford. So far, the Latin and English versions of De Cive have appeared. Before this undertaking, the last (...)
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    Review of : The Library of Scottish Philosophy_; Review of James Otteson: _Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings_; Review of James Harris: _James Beattie: Selected Philosophical Writings_; Review of David Boucher: _The Scottish Idealists: Selected Philosophical Writings_; Review of Jonathan Friday: _Art and Enlightenment: Scottish Aesthetics in the 18th Century_; Review of Gordon Graham: _Scottish Philosophy: Selected Writings 1690–1960_; Review of Esther McIntosh: _John Macmurray: Selected Philosophical Writings[REVIEW]Aaron Garrett - 2005 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 3 (2):181-186.
    The Library of Scottish Philosophy: Volumes 1 – 6, Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2004 James Otteson , ed. Adam Smith: Selected Philosophical Writings, 247pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 184540-001-1 James Harris , ed. James Beattie: Selected Philosophical Writings, 204pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-711 David Boucher , ed. The Scottish Idealists: Selected Philosophical Writings, 201pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-72X Jonathan Friday , ed. Art and Enlightenment: Scottish Aesthetics in the 18th century, 212pp. Paperback £12.95. ISBN 0907845-762 Gordon Graham , ed. Scottish Philosophy: Selected (...)
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    Book Notes. [REVIEW]Christian Barry, Michael Davis, Peter K. Dews, Aaron V. Garrett, Yusuf Has, Bill E. Lawson, Val Plumwood, Joshua W. B. Preiss, Jennifer C. Rubenstein & Avital Simhony - 2003 - Ethics 113 (3):734-741.
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    Animal Rights and Souls in the Eighteenth Century.Aaron Garrett, Richard Dean, Humphrey Primatt, John Oswald & Thomas Young (eds.) - 1713 - Thoemmes Press.
    The publication of 'Animal Rights and Souls in the 18th Century' will be welcomed by everyone interested in the development of the modern animal liberation movement, as well as by those who simply want to savour the work of enlightenment thinkers pushing back the boundaries of both science and ethics. At last these long out-of-print texts are again available to be read and enjoyed - and what texts they are! Gems like Bougeant's witty reductio of the Christian view of animals (...)
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    Forum: The Idea of the Self.Aaron Garrett - 2006 - Modern Intellectual History 3 (2):299-304.
    The following comments and response were presented at a symposium on Jerrold Seigel's TheIdeaoftheSelf:ThoughtandExperienceinWesternEuropesincetheSeventeenthCentury (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), held at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, on 14 October 2005. The symposium was organized by David Armitage, Peter Gordon and Judith Surkis and was sponsored by the CES's Colloquia in Intellectual and Cultural History.
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    The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle I.Aaron Vladeck Garrett - 1994 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 17 (1-2):377-391.
    In the opening paragraph of his “Corollary on Time,” Simplicius makes an assertion that those with only a second-hand familiarity with the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle might find surprising.
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    Introduction.Aaron Garrett - 2016 - History of European Ideas 42 (2):167-169.
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    Moral Philosophy.Aaron Garrett & Colin Heydt - 2015 - In Aaron Garrett & James A. Harris (eds.), Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter presents a general account of the speculative and practical moral philosophy of eighteenth-century Scotland. It gives particular attention to three topics: the Scottish insistence that moral philosophy is an empirical, or ‘experimental’, science, grounded in what might now be called a phenomenology of the moral life, and intimately connected with the other elements of the ‘science of man’; the project of combining Hutchesonian moral sense theory with a Butlerian faculty of conscience; and the attempt to combine an empirical (...)
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  22. Anthropology: The 'Original'of Human Nature.Aaron Garrett - 2003 - In Alexander Broadie (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment. Cambridge University Press. pp. 79--83.
     
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  23. Reasoning About Morals From Butler to Hume.Aaron Garrett - 2012 - In Ruth Savage (ed.), Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies. Oxford University Press.
  24. Ratio Faciens: Method, Act, and Cause in Spinoza's "Ethics".Aaron V. Garrett - 1997 - Dissertation, New School for Social Research
    This dissertation sets out to discuss some features of Spinoza's concepts of conatus and causation, through a discussion of the overall structure of the Ethics. ;The major portion of the dissertation is devoted to Spinoza's method, as employed in the Ethics, the notorious geometric method. I argue against the traditional reading of the method as a simple geometric device, and for a position which emphasizes how the method itself leads the reader to come to the highest kinds of knowledge. This (...)
     
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  25. Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion.Aaron Garrett & James A. Harris (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press.
    This new history of Scottish philosophy will include two volumes that focus on the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume a team of leading experts explore the ideas, intellectual context, and influence of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and many other thinkers, frame old issues in fresh ways, and introduce new topics and questions into debates about the philosophy of this remarkable period. The contributors explore the distinctively Scottish context of this philosophical flourishing, and juxtapose the work of canonical philosophers with contemporaries (...)
     
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  26. Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century: Volume I: Moral and Political Thought.Aaron Garrett & James A. Harris (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This new history of Scottish philosophy will include two volumes that focus on the Scottish Enlightenment. In this volume a team of leading experts explore the ideas, intellectual context, and influence of Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Reid, and many other thinkers, frame old issues in fresh ways, and introduce new topics and questions into debates about the philosophy of this remarkable period. The contributors explore the distinctively Scottish context of this philosophical flourishing, and juxtapose the work of canonical philosophers with contemporaries (...)
     
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  27. The Lives of the Philosophers.Aaron Garrett - 2004 - Jahrbuch für Recht Und Ethik 12:41-56.
    A consideration of the role that the idealized lives of the founders of philosophical schools play in moral philosophy and of changes that the roles underwent in the 17th century.
     
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  28. The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy.Aaron Garrett (ed.) - 2014 - Routledge.
    The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, and social and political change on a vast scale. In spite of this, there are few single volume overviews of the philosophy of the period as a whole. _The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy _is an authoritative survey and assessment of this momentous period, covering major thinkers, topics and movements in Eighteenth century philosophy. Beginning with a substantial introduction by Aaron (...)
     
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