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    Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy.Hannah Dawson - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    In a powerful and original contribution to the history of ideas, Hannah Dawson explores the intense preoccupation with language in early-modern philosophy, and presents a groundbreaking analysis of John Locke's critique of words. By examining a broad sweep of pedagogical and philosophical material from antiquity to the late seventeenth century, Dr Dawson explains why language caused anxiety in writers such as Montaigne, Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Gassendi, Nicole, Pufendorf, Boyle, Malebranche and Locke. Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy demonstrates that new developments (...)
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    Locke on Language in (Civil) Society.Hannah Dawson - 2005 - History of Political Thought 26 (3):398-425.
    This article investigates the impact of Locke's philosophy of language on his political thought. It argues that certain aspects of his linguistic theory have a devastating impact on his vision of civil society. There are three ways in which the Lockean commonwealth is threatened. First, Locke's belief in the sovereign and constitutive power of words impedes the toleration that he holds so dear. Second, his fear that men break the compacts that make language work throws into doubt the possibility of (...)
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    Hobbes, Language and Philip Pettit.Hannah Dawson - 2009 - Hobbes Studies 22 (2):219-230.
    In this article I explore two aspects of Pettit's thesis about Hobbes' innovation with regard to the transformative and central role of language in thought and politics. First, I argue that while Hobbes had many debts to both traditionalists and innovators, he did break new ground in characterising language as in some ways constitutive of thought - a conclusion he came to as a consequence not only of his extreme nominalism, but also of his views on the exceptional sensibility of (...)
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  4. A Ridiculous Plan: Locke and the Universal Language Movement.Hannah Dawson - 2007 - Locke Studies 7:137-158.
  5. Natural Religion: Pufendorf and Locke on the Edge of Freedom and Reason.Hannah Dawson - 2013 - In Q. Skinner & M. van Gelderen (eds.), Freedom and the Construction of Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 115-33.
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    Rethinking Liberty Before Liberalism.Hannah Dawson & Annelien de Dijn (eds.) - 2022 - Cambridge University Press.
    Opens up new histories of freedom and republicanism by building on Quentin Skinner's ground-breaking Liberty before Liberalism nearly twenty five years after its initial publication. Leading historians and philosophers reveal the neo-Roman conception of liberty that Skinner unearthed as a normative and historical hermeneutic tool of enormous, ongoing power. The volume thinks with neo-Romanism to offer reinterpretations of individual thinkers, such as Montaigne, Grotius and Locke. It probes the role of neo-Roman liberty within hierarchies and structures beyond that of citizen (...)
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    Shame in Early Modern Thought: From Sin to Sociability.Hannah Dawson - 2019 - History of European Ideas 45 (3):377-398.
    ABSTRACTThis article challenges the historiographical narrative that modernity saw a transition from shame to guilt. I argue not only that these two concepts overlapped, but that, if anything, a shift occurred in the opposite direction: from guilt to shame. I identify two concepts of shame: guilt-shame, focused on sinfulness and caused by mere introspection, and reputation-shame, focused on social norms and caused by the gaze of others. Looking primarily at English texts, straying often into the European republic of letters, I (...)
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    XII—Fighting for My Mind: Feminist Logic at the Edge of Enlightenment.Hannah Dawson - 2018 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 118 (3):275-306.
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  9. Locke on Private Language.Hannah Dawson - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (4):609 – 637.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Theo Sheldon Verbeek, Victor Alan Nuovo, James Thomas, Hannah Dawson & James A. Harris - 2003 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (1):141.
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