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    Locke, Arnauld, and Abstract Ideas.Kenneth L. Pearce - manuscript
    A great deal of the criticism directed at Locke's theory of abstract ideas, assumes that a Lockean abstract idea is a special kind of idea which by its very nature either represents many diverse particulars or represents separately things that cannot exist in separation. This interpretation of Locke has been challenged by scholars such as Kenneth Winkler and Michael Ayers who regard it as uncharitable in light of the obvious problems faced by this theory of abstraction. Winkler (...)
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  2. Innate Ideas Without Abstract Ideas: An Essay on Berkeley's Platonism.John Russell Roberts - manuscript
    Draft. Berkeley denied the existence of abstract ideas and any faculty of abstraction. At the same time, however, he embraced innate ideas and a faculty of pure intellect. This paper attempts to reconcile the tension between these commitments by offering an interpretation of Berkeley's Platonism.
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  3. Hume and Cognitive Science: The Current Status of the Controversy Over Abstract Ideas.Mark Collier - 2005 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (2):197-207.
    In Book I, Part I, Section VII of the Treatise, Hume sets out to settle, once and for all, the early modern controversy over abstract ideas. In order to do so, he tries to accomplish two tasks: (1) he attempts to defend an exemplar-based theory of general language and thought, and (2) he sets out to refute the rival abstraction-based account. This paper examines the successes and failures of these two projects. I argue that Hume manages to articulate (...)
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    Wenz on Abstract Ideas and Christian Neo-Platonism.Robert McKim - 1982 - Journal of the History of Ideas 43 (4):665.
    I argue that peter wenz's claim, That berkeley's view is that abstract ideas are impossible for us but not for god, Is untenable. But the impossibility of God having abstract ideas does not, Contrary to wenz, Entail that there is no room for the divine archetypes in berkeley's system.
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    'Abstract Ideas' and Immaterialism.Howard M. Robinson - 1986 - History of European Ideas 7 (6):617-622.
    Berkeley confidently asserts the connection between his attack on abstract ideas and immaterialism, But how the connection works has puzzled modern commentators. I construct an argument resting on the imagist theory of thought which connects anti-ionism and immaterialism and try to show that it is berkeleian. I then suggest that, Without the mistaken imagist theory, A similar and still interesting argument can be constructed to the weaker conclusion that matter is essentially unknowable.
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    Reid's Answer to Abstract Ideas.Susan V. Castagnetto - 1992 - Journal of Philosophical Research 17:39-60.
    The doctrine of abstract ideas contains Locke’s views on the nature of generality and how we think in general terms-the nature of universals, of general concepts, and how we classify. While Reid rejects abstract ideas, he accepts Locke’s insight that we have an ability to abstract. In this paper, I show how Reid preserves Locke’s insight, while providing a more versatile and forward-looking account of universals and concepts than Locke was able to give.Reid replaces (...) ideas with what he calls “general conceptions.” But general conceptions are really three different things. First, they are universals---non-mental intrinsically general objects of acts of abstraction and conception. I show how Reid is able to make the claim that there are universals without being committed to holding that universals really exist. This claim, together with his type/token distinction, enables Reid to better explain how we have knowledge of attributes and use general terms meaningfully. The general features of our experience are not ideas and are not produced by the faculty of abstraction---but that faculty enables us to distinguish them.In the second sense, a general conception is an act of mind which takes universals as objects. Thinking in general tenns is not the manipulation of abstract ideas---it is engaging in acts of conceiving. Such acts are made possible by general conceptions in the third sense, namely, general concepts. While Reid does not distinguish this sense explicitly, I argue that he takes general concepts to be dispositions or abilities to distinguish general features of objects and to use the general terms of language as other users do. So rather than producing mental entities---abstract ideas---that act as standards to help us classify, abstraction makes possible the development of abilities to use general terms and classify objects. (shrink)
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    Berkeley on Abstract Ideas.Kenneth P. Winkler - 1983 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 65 (1):63-80.
    There are three propositions that this author demonstrates in his argument: the contention that berkeley 's attack on abstract ideas is not made wholly compatible with his atomic sensationalism, that berkeley does not provide or employ a single definition or criterion for determining the limit of abstraction and that the doctrine of abstract ideas furnishes no real support to berkeley 's argument against the existence of material substance independent of perception.
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    Berkeley's Theory of Abstract Ideas.C. C. W. Taylor - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (111):97-115.
    While claiming to refute locke's theory of abstract ideas, Berkeley himself accepts a form of abstractionism. Locke's account of abstraction is indeterminate between two doctrines: 1) abstract ideas are representations of paradigm instances of kinds, 2) abstract ideas are schematic representations of the defining features of kinds. Berkeley's arguments are directed exclusively against 2, And refute only a specific version of it, Which there is no reason to ascribe to locke; berkeley himself accepts (...) ideas of the former type. Locke's theory suffers from circularity and redundancy, Berkeley's from conflation of thought with imagination. (shrink)
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    Abstract Ideas and the New Theory of Vision.George S. Pappas - 2002 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 10 (1):55 – 69.
    In the _New Theory of Vision, Berkeley defends the heterogeneity thesis, i.e., the view that the ideas of sight and touch are numerically and specifically distinct. In sections 121-122 of that work, he suggests that the thesis of abstract ideas is somehow closely connected to the heterogeneity thesis, though he does not there fully explain just what the connection is supposed to be. In this paper an interpretation of this connection is proposed and defended. Berkeley needs to (...)
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  10. Dismantling the Straw Man: An Analysis of the Arguments of Hume and Berkeley Against Locke's Doctrine of Abstract Ideas.Rhys Mckinnon - 2005 - Sorites 16:38-45.
    Many believe that George Berkeley and, subsequently, David Hume offer devastating arguments against John Locke's theory of abstract ideas. It is the purpose of this paper to clarify the attacks given a close reading of Locke. It will be shown that many of the arguments of Berkeley and Hume are of a straw man nature and, moreover, that some of their conclusions are actually in accord with Locke.
     
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    Berkeley, Lee and Abstract Ideas.Hans Peter Benschop - 1997 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 5 (1):55 – 66.
  12. Representations of Abstract Ideas in the Antioch Mosaics.Glanville Downey - 1940 - Journal of the History of Ideas 1 (1):112.
  13. Husserlian Critique of Berkeley Abstract Ideas.M. Malherbe - 1986 - History of European Ideas 7 (6):623-631.
     
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  14. Wenz on Abstract Ideas and Christian Neo-Platonism in Berkeley.Robert McKim - 1982 - Journal of the History of Ideas 43 (4):665.
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    On the Genesis of Abstract Ideas.M. I. Posner & S. W. Keele - 1968 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 77 (2p1):353-363.
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    On the Genesis of Abstract Ideas.Michael I. Posner & Steven W. Keele - 1968 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 77 (3, Pt.1):353-363.
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  17. Berkeley's Attack on Abstract Ideas.E. J. Craig - 1968 - Philosophical Review 77 (4):425-437.
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  18. Berkeley on "Abstract Ideas".Monroe C. Beardsley - 1943 - Mind 52 (206):157-170.
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  19. Hume, Hegel, And General Abstract Ideas.Kenneth Westphal - 2005 - Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 51:28-56.
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    Berkeley's Argument Against Abstract Ideas.Willis Doney - 1983 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 8 (1):295-308.
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    Are Locke's Abstract Ideas Fictions?Sally Ferguson - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (1):129 - 140.
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    Locke's Abstract Ideas.Willis Doney - 1955 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 16 (3):406-409.
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    Locke's Abstract Ideas.John Linnell - 1955 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 16 (3):400-405.
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    Hume's Attack on Abstract Ideas: Real and Imagined.Gerald Vision - 1979 - Dialogue 18 (4):528-537.
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    Abstract Ideas and Meaning in Berkeley and Hume.Donald Gotterbarn - 1975 - Proceedings of the XVth World Congress of Philosophy 5:701-705.
  26. Berkeley's Objection to Abstract Ideas and Unconceived Objects.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1987 - In Ernest Sosa (ed.), Essays on the Philosophy of George Berkeley. D. Reidel.
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    Symposium: Abstract Ideas and Images.E. J. Furlong, C. A. Mace & D. J. O'Connor - 1953 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 27 (1):121 - 158.
  28. I Think Something That You Do Not Think, and That is Red. John Locke and George Berkeley Over Abstract Ideas and Kant's Logical Abstractionism.Alexander Aichele - 2012 - Kant-Studien 103 (1).
  29. Berkeley on Abstraction and Abstract Ideas.Willis Doney (ed.) - 1989 - Garland.
     
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  30. Abstract Ideas and Images.E. J. Furlong, C. A. Mace & D. J. O'connor - 1953 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 27:121-158.
  31. Symposium: Abstract Ideas and Images.E. J. Furlong, C. A. Mace & D. J. O'connor - 1953 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 27:121-158.
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  32. WHITAKER, THOMAS.-The Theory of Abstract Ideas[REVIEW]John Laird - 1916 - Mind 25:276.
  33. Berkeley's Criticism of Abstract Ideas.John S. Linnell - 1954 - Dissertation, University of Minnesota
     
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  34. Berkeley's Theory of Abstract Ideas.C. C. W. Taylor - 1978 - University of St. Andrew's].
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  35. 1. Abstract Ideas and Other Linguistic Rules in Hume.Fred Wilson - 2008 - In The External World and Our Knowledge of It: Hume's Critical Realism, an Exposition and a Defence. University of Toronto Press. pp. 21-130.
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    Abstract General Ideas in Hume.George S. Pappas - 1989 - Hume Studies 15 (2):339-352.
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    Abstract: The Paths of Music: Nocturne Ideas.Claudio Rozzoni - 2006 - Chiasmi International 8:270-271.
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    Hume and Abstract General Ideas.George S. Pappas - 1977 - Hume Studies 3 (1):17-31.
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    Berkeley on Abstract General Ideas.Robert Anderson Imlay - 1971 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 9 (3):321-328.
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    The Mythical Time of Ideas (Abstract).Mauro Carbone - 1999 - Chiasmi International 1:231-231.
  41. Abstract General Ideas and Kant's Schematism.Steven M. Bayne - 2008 - In Valerio Hrsg V. Rohden, Ricardo Terra & Guido Almeida (eds.), Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants. pp. vol. 2, 97-105.
  42. Reid on Abstract General Ideas.Phillip D. Cummins - 1976 - In Stephen Francis Barker & Tom L. Beauchamp (eds.), Thomas Reid: Critical Interpretations. University City Science Center. pp. 3-62.
     
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  43. Chemical StructureBasic Ideas of Abstract MathematicsThermal Physic.B. E. Dawson, A. M. Hodgson, M. Fyfe, D. Woodrow & A. G. E. Blake - 1971 - British Journal of Educational Studies 19 (2):232.
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  44. Abstract General Ideas and Kant’s Schematism.Margit Ruffing, Guido A. De Almeida, Ricardo R. Terra & Valerio Rohden - 2008 - In Margit Ruffing, Guido A. De Almeida, Ricardo R. Terra & Valerio Rohden (eds.), Recht Und Frieden in der Philosophie Kantslaw and Peace in Kant’s Philosophy: Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Walter de Gruyter.
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  45. Are Locke¿s Simple Ideas Abstract?Kathy Squadrito - 1996 - Dialogos 31:155-164.
     
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    A crítica à abstração e à representação no imaterialismo de Berkeley.Maria Adriana Camargo Cappello - 2005 - Doispontos 1 (2).
    O presente texto tem por objetivo examinar as relações existentes entre a crítica às idéias abstratas, apresentada por Berkeley na “Introdução” ao Tratado sobre os princípios do entendimento humano, e a argumentação desenvolvida nos primeiros parágrafos da Parte I do mesmo texto, em que o autor propõe seu imaterialismo. A hipótese levantada a partir de tal exame defende uma relação direta entre o nominalismo de Berkeley e o caráter inaceitável, para o autor, da distinção entre o ser e o aparecer (...)
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    Hume on Spatial Properties.Jani Hakkarainen - 2015 - In Guigon Ghislain & Rodriguez-Pereyra Gonzalo (eds.), Nominalism about Properties. Routledge. pp. 79-94.
    I defend a reading of David Hume’s nominalism that he comes close to Keith Campbell's contemporary trope theory in the specific case of spatial properties. I argue that Hume's view should be construed as classifying spatial properties as Campbellian tropes (particular properties): abstract, particular, determinate and qualitatively simple properties. This has implications for reconstructing Hume's answer to the problem of universals. I argue that Hume’s account of objects resembling each other in respect of spatial properties is grounded in the (...)
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    Meaning(Fullness) Without Metaphysics: Another Look at Hume's “Meaning Empiricism”.William Edward Morris - 2009 - Philosophia 37 (3):441-454.
    Although Hume has no developed semantic theory, in the heyday of analytic philosophy he was criticized for his “meaning empiricism,” which supposedly committed him to a private world of ideas, led him to champion a genetic account of meaning instead of an analytic one, and confused “impressions” with “perceptions of an objective realm.” But another look at Hume’s “meaning empiricism” reveals that his criterion for cognitive content, the cornerstone both of his resolutely anti-metaphysical stance and his naturalistic “science of (...)
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    On the Difference Between a Pupil and a Historian of Ideas.Jeffrey Edward Green - 2012 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (1):84-110.
    Abstract This essay takes up the fundamental question of the proper place of history in the study of political thought through critical engagement with Mark Bevir's seminal work, The Logic of the History of Ideas . While I accept the claim of Bevir, as well as of other exponents of the so-called “Cambridge School,“ that there is a conceptual difference between historical and non-historical modes of reading past works of political philosophy, I resist the suggestion that this conceptual (...)
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    A Puzzle About Fictions in the Treatise.Jonathan Cottrell - 2016 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 54 (1):47-73.
    in the treatise, hume claims to identify many “fictions of the imagination” among both “vulgar” and philosophical beliefs. To name just a few, these include the fiction of one aggregate composed of many parts,1 the fiction of a material object’s identity through change, and the fiction of a human mind’s identity through change and interruption in its existence. Hume claims that these fictions and others like them are somehow defective: in his words, they are “improper,” “inexact,” or not “strict”. I (...)
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