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    Cartesian Prejudice: Gender, Education and Authority in Poulain de la Barre.Amy M. Schmitter - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 13 (12):e12553.
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    Leibniz and the Rational Order of Nature.Amy M. Schmitter - 1995 - Mind 110 (438):542-546.
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    17th and 18th Century Theories of Emotions.Amy Morgan Schmitter - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    1. Introduction: 1.1 Difficulties of Approach; 1.2 Philosophical Background. 2. The Context of Early Modern Theories of the Passions: 2.1 Changing Vocabulary; 2.2 Taxonomies; 2.3 Philosophical Issues in Theories of the Emotions. SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Theories of the Emotions; Descartes; Hobbes; Malebranche; Spinoza; Shaftsbury; Hutcheson; Hume.
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    Editors' Introduction for Volume 42.Ann Levey, Karl Schafer & Amy M. Schmitter - 2019 - Hume Studies 42 (1):3-7.
    The new editorial team, Ann Levey, Karl Schafer and Amy Schmitter, are very pleased to present this special double-issue of Hume Studies. It contains a wide variety of articles on subjects old and new, as well as an assortment of book reviews, commissioned by the new book review editor, David Landy of San Francisco State University. We are grateful to the many people who have helped us get this volume and our tenure as editors underway, including the preceding editors-in-chief, Angela (...)
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    Descartes and the Primacy of Practice: The Role of the Passions in the Search for Truth.Amy M. Schmitter - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 108 (1-2):99 - 108.
    This paper argues that Descartes conceives of theoretical reason in terms derived from practical reason, particularly in the role he gives to the passions. That the passions serve — under normal circumstances — to preserve the union of mind and body is a well-known feature of Descartes's defense of our native make-up. But they are equally important in our more purely theoretical endeavors. Some passions, most notably wonder, provide a crucial source of motivation in the search after truth, and also (...)
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    Making an Object of Yourself: Hume on the Intentionality of the Passions.Amy M. Schmitter - 2009 - In Jon Miller (ed.), Topics in Early Modern Philosophy of Mind. Springer Verlag. pp. 223-40.
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    Representation and the Body of Power in French Academic Painting.Amy M. Schmitter - 2002 - Journal of the History of Ideas 63 (3):399-424.
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    How to Engineer a Human Being: Passions and Functional Explanation in Descartes.Amy M. Schmitter - 2008 - In Janet Broughton & John Carriero (eds.), A Companion to Descartes. Blackwell. pp. 426-444.
  9. Natural Passions, Reason and Religious Emotion in Hobbes & Spinoza.Amy M. Schmitter - 2011 - In Ingolf U. Dalferth & Michael Rodgers (eds.), Passions and Passivity: Claremont Studies in Religion 2009. Mohr Siebeck. pp. 49-68.
  10. Descartes's Peepshow: Critical Notice of Deborah Brown, Descartes and the Passionate Mind.Amy M. Schmitter - 2010 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 40 (3):485-508.
    Is Descartes the most misunderstood philosopher in the history of philosophy? To many of us in the business of Descartes scholarship, it certainly seems so. Time and time again, we find ourselves faced with pronouncements about one or another of Descartes's 'errors' — whether the shortcomings of the theater model of consciousness, or the pernicious after-effects of a foundationalism devoted to the transparency of the mental, or the shocking vilification of the body and emotions. Typically these pronouncements are paired with (...)
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    Picturing Power: Representation and Las Meninas.Amy M. Schmitter - 1996 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 54 (3):255-268.
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    Formal Causation and the Explanation of Intentionality in Descartes.Amy M. Schmitter - 1996 - The Monist 79 (3):368-387.
    Whatever may be its other sins, the history of philosophy cannot be faulted for the fleetingness of its memory: "modern" philosophy, after all, is supposed to begin with a figure born 400 years ago, René Descartes. Indeed, even the view that it began then can trace its ancestry back to Descartes. But it would be historically naïve simply to agree with Descartes's self-congratulatory myth of creating a new philosophy ex nihilo. His achievement was a tremendous one, rightfully seen as provoking (...)
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    The Passionate Intellect: Reading the (Non-) Opposition of Intellect and Emotion in Descartes.Amy Morgan Schmitter - 2005 - In Joyce Jenkins, Jennifer Whiting & Christopher Williams (eds.), Persons and Passions: Essays in Honor of Annette Baier. University of Notre Dame Press. pp. 48-82.
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    Mind and Sign: Method and the Interpretation of Mathematics in Descartes's Early Work.Amy M. Schmitter - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):371-411.
    Method may be second only to substance-dualism as the best-known among Descartes's enthusiasms. But knowing that Descartes wants to promote good method is one thing; knowing what exactly he wants to promote is another. Two views seem fairly widespread. The first rests on the claim that Descartes endorses a purely procedural picture of reason, so that right reasoning is a matter of proprieties of operation, rather than respect for its objects. On this view, a method for regulating our reason would (...)
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    Representation, Self-Representation, and the Passions in Descartes.Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (2):331 - 357.
    THAT DESCARTES WAS INTERESTED from the very start of his philosophic career in developing a method for problem-solving that could be applied generally to the solution of "unknowns" is well known. Also well known is the further development of the method by the introduction of the technique of hyperbolic doubt in his mature, metaphysical works, especially in the Meditations. Perhaps less widely appreciated is the important role that accounts of systems of signs played in the development of his early accounts (...)
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  16. On the Eternal Truths: A Commentary on Papers by G. Walski, I. Agostini, and L. Devillairs.Amy M. Schmitter - 2004 - In G. Belgioiso (ed.), Descartes e i Suoi Avverari: incontri Cartesiani II. Le Monnier Università. pp. 61-70.
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    The Verificationist in Spite of Himself.Amy M. Schmitter - 2003 - History and Theory 42 (3):412–423.
    Review Essay of Keith Moxey, The Practice of Persuasion: Paradox and Power in Art History.
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    The Wax and I. Perceptibility and Modality in the Second Meditation.Amy M. Schmitter - 2000 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 82 (2):178-201.
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    Passions, Affections, Sentiments: Taxonomy and Terminology.Amy M. Schmitter - 2013 - In James A. Harris (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford University Press. pp. 197.
    Taxonomy and terminology might seem like dull topics. But the diverse ways that eighteenth-century philosophers identified and classified the emotions crucially shaped the approaches they took. This chapter traces the sources available to eighteenth-century British philosophers for naming and ordering the passions, lays out the main vocabulary and concepts used for description and analysis, including the notions of “reflection” and “sympathy,” and outlines the principles that organized explanation, such as the division of the passions into the pleasurable or painful, and (...)
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    Descartes on Seeing.Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (4):951-953.
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    Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy.Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1998 - Review of Metaphysics 51 (3):672-674.
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    Mind and Sign: Method and the Interpretation of Mathematics in Descartes's Early Work.Amy M. Schmitter - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):371-411.
    Method may be second only to substance-dualism as the best-known among Descartes's enthusiasms. But knowing that Descartes wants to promote good method is one thing; knowing what exactly he wants to promote is another. Two views seem fairly widespread. The first rests on the claim that Descartes endorses a purely procedural picture of reason, so that right reasoning is a matter of proprieties of operation, rather than respect for its objects. On this view, a method for regulating our reason would (...)
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    Family Trees: Sympathy, Comparison, and the Proliferation.Amy M. Schmitter - 2012 - In Martin Pickavé & Lisa Shapiro (eds.), Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 255.
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    Descartes's Imagination: Proportion, Images, and the Activity of Thinking. [REVIEW]Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 50 (2):424-425.
    1996 marks the 400th anniversary of Descartes' birth, and it seems only appropriate that it should bring a reevaluation of Descartes' thought and his place in the history of philosophy. Dennis Sepper's new book on the role of the imagination offers such a rethinking, proposing that--contrary to popular rumor--Descartes' entire corpus was centrally concerned with the proper uses of imagination, a concern initially informed by medieval doctrines of the internal senses and imagination. Sepper argues that Descartes' earliest work, especially the (...)
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    Krausz, Michael. Rightness and Reasons: Interpretation in Cultural Practices.Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 50 (1):165-167.
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    About Representation; or, How to Avoid Being Caught Between Animal Perception and Human Language.Amy M. Schmitter - 2000 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 58 (3):255-272.
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    Editors' Introduction to Hume in Alberta.Amy M. Schmitter - 2012 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 42 (S1):1-7.
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    Sepper, Dennis L. Descartes's Imagination: Proportion, Images, and the Activity of Thinking.Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 50 (2):424-425.
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    Descartes on Seeing: Epistemology and Visual Perception. [REVIEW]Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (4):951-953.
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  30. Noah Lemos, Common Sense: A Contemporary Defense Reviewed By.Amy M. Schmitter - 2005 - Philosophy in Review 25 (6):416-418.
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  31. Mark Kulstad, Leibniz on Apperception, Consciousness, and Reflection Reviewed By.Amy M. Schmitter - 1993 - Philosophy in Review 13 (3):107-109.
     
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    Rightness and Reasons: Interpretation in Cultural Practices. [REVIEW]Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 50 (1):165-166.
    In David Lodge's novel Changing Places, the protagonist Morris Zapp recalls his plan for a series of commentaries examining Jane Austen's novels under every possible rubric, from the historical to the structuralist, the mythical to the Marxist--all in order so to monopolize interpretation as to exhaust it altogether. I take it that Michael Krausz would find Zapp's ambition both unpalatable and impracticable, although he does not actually rule it out of court. Krausz's topic is interpretive ideals, and his target is (...)
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    Review of Paul Hoffman, Essays on Descartes[REVIEW]Amy M. Schmitter - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (9).
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    Review: The Verificationist in Spite of Himself. [REVIEW]Amy M. Schmitter - 2003 - History and Theory 42 (3):412-423.
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    Review of Interpretation: Ways of Thinking About the Sciences and the Arts. [REVIEW]Amy M. Schmitter - 2011 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
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  36. Descartes's Representation of the Self.Amy Morgan Schmitter - 1993 - Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
    While Descartes's status as a "representationalist" is often a subject of vehement debate, what exactly he means by "representation" is not. I look to Descartes's early work to show that he first conceives of representation through signification, in which the sign and the signified are isomorphic; on this view, relations of representation can be arbitrary and are to be distinguished from relations of resemblance. I then examine images to show the possibility of an image constructing a relation to its viewer, (...)
     
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  37. Obrazujac wladzę: przedstawienie i Las Meninas.Amy M. Schmitter - 2006 - In Andrzej Witko (ed.), Tajemnica Las Meninas. Wydawnictwo AA. pp. 303-330.
    Translation of "Picturing Power: Representation and Las Meninas" (2006).
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