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Evan Thomas
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    Descartes and his critics on passions and animals.Evan Thomas - 2022 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 30 (5):773-796.
    Descartes’ theory of the passions has important connections to his view that nonhuman animals are automata. In this paper, I show how critics of animal automatism exploited these connections. I int...
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    Descartes on the Animal Within, and the Animals Without.Evan Thomas - 2020 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 50 (8):999-1014.
    Descartes held that animals are material automata without minds. However, this raises a puzzle. Descartes’s argument for this doctrine relies on the claims that animals lack language and general intelligence. But these claims seem compatible with the view that animals have minds. As a solution to this puzzle, I defend what I call theintrospective-analogicalinterpretation. According to this interpretation, Descartes employs introspection to show that certain human behaviors do not depend on thought but rather on automatic bodily processes. Descartes then argues (...)
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    Animals and Cartesian Consciousness: Pardies vs. the Cartesians.Evan Thomas - 2020 - Journal of Modern Philosophy 2 (1):11.
    The Cartesian view that animals are automata sparked a major controversy in early modern European philosophy. This paper studies an early contribution to this controversy. I provide an interpretation of an influential objection to Cartesian animal automatism raised by Ignace-Gaston Pardies (1636–1673). Pardies objects that the Cartesian arguments show only that animals lack ‘intellectual perception’ but do not show that animals lack ‘sensible perception.’ According to Pardies, the difference between these two types of perception is that the former is reflexive (...)
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    A prelude to religion.Evan Edward Thomas - 1935 - London,: Unicorn press.
    The way of revelation.--The way of reason.--The way of individual judgement.--The way of knowledge.--The way of moral endeavour.--The place of religion in modern life.
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  5. Lotze's theory of reality.Evan Edward Thomas - 1921 - London, New York [etc.]: Longmans, Green, and Co..
    This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries' mass digitization efforts. The digital images were cleaned and prepared for printing through automated processes. Despite the cleaning process, occasional flaws may still be present that were part of the original work itself, or introduced during digitization. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found online in the HathiTrust Digital Library at www.hathitrust.org.
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  6. The ethical basis of reality.Evan Edward Thomas - 1927 - New York [etc.]: Longmans, Green and Co..
     
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    The political aspect of religious development.Evan Edward Thomas - 1937 - London,: J. Heritage.
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