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  1. 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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  2. Jesse J. Prinz.Innate Ideas - 2009 - In Michael Bishop & Dominic Murphy (eds.), Stich and His Critics. Blackwell. pp. 14--167.
     
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    Innate Ideas as a Naturalistic Source of Metaphysical Knowledge.Steve Stewart-Williams - 2004 - Biology and Philosophy 20 (4):791-814.
    This article starts from the assumption that there are various innate contributions to our view of the world and explores the epistemological implications that follow from this. Specifically, it explores the idea that if certain components of our worldview have an evolutionary origin, this implies that these aspects accurately depict the world. The simple version of the argument for this conclusion is that if an aspect of mind is innate, it must be useful, and the most parsimonious explanation (...)
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  4. Innate Ideas.Stephen P. Stich (ed.) - 1975 - University of California Press.
    Introduction: The Idea oflnnateness Philosophical controversies are notoriously long-lived. And in point of venerability the controversy around innate ideas ...
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  5. Innate Ideas.Paul M. Pietroski & Stephen Crain - 2005 - In James A. McGilvray (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 164--181.
    Here's one way this chapter could go. After defining the terms 'innate' and 'idea', we say whether Chomsky thinks any ideas are innate -- and if so, which ones. Unfortunately, we don't have any theoretically interesting definitions to offer; and, so far as we know, Chomsky has never said that any ideas are innate. Since saying that would make for a very short chapter, we propose to do something else. Our aim is to locate Chomsky, (...)
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    Locke and the Controversy Over Innate Ideas.Douglas Greenlee - 1972 - Journal of the History of Ideas 33 (2):251.
    Evidence, For the most part from books I and iv of locke's "essay concerning human understanding", Is presented to show that the issue about innate ideas as understood by locke was not primarily psychological but methodological. Locke's philosophic ire was directed against those who used the doctrine of innate ideas to advocate a close-Minded, As opposed to an open-Minded, Method of inquiry.
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  7. Leibniz and Malebranche on Innate Ideas.Nicholas Jolley - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (1):71-91.
    This paper seeks to reconstruct an important controversy between leibniz and malebranche over innate ideas. It is argued that this controversy is in some ways more illuminating than the better-Known debate between leibniz and locke, For malebranche's objections to innate ideas raise fundamental questions concerning the status of dispositions and the relationship between logic and psychology. The paper shows that in order to meet malebranche's objections, Leibniz adopts a strategy which is doubly reductionist: ideas are (...)
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    Innate Ideas and Immortality in Descartes and Locke.John Shand - 2004 - Locke Studies 4:47-58.
    This paper traces the connections between the assertion or denial of innate ideas, and the possibility of the soul being immortal, in the contrasting cases of Descartes and Locke. Descartes and Locke disagree about whether there are innate ideas and the nature of the soul, but they agree that the soul is immortal. The issue explored is which theory of the mind, Descartes's or Locke's, is in the best position to contend that we to survive death, (...)
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    Leibniz's Contribution to the Theory of Innate Ideas.Anthony Savile - 1972 - Philosophy 47 (180):113 - 124.
    Does Leibniz really worst Locke in respect of innate ideas, as is frequently supposed, or does Locke emerge more or less whole from their epistemological dispute? I shall here argue that Leibniz does far less well than we might like to believe and that his substantive proposals, where not entirely innocuous, contain little that would appeal to anyone interested in a modern form of the innateness thesis.
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    Descartes' Innate Ideas.Frederick P. Van De Pitte - 1985 - Kant-Studien 76 (1-4):363-384.
    A careful examination of descartes' works shows that innate ideas are not born with the mind, But are generated by (i.E., Born within) the mind. This is descartes' way of talking about empirical concept formation, As well as what the mind can infer from these concepts. Particular examples are examined to provide the material and formal conditions for identifying innate ideas. Descartes forces the transition from medieval to very modern epistemology.
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    A Response to Seyed N. Mousavian, "Did Suhrawardi Believe in Innate Ideas as A Priori Concepts? A Note".John Walbridge - 2014 - Philosophy East and West 64 (2):481-486.
    I should, I suppose, begin by taking some personal responsibility for this controversy. When my late friend Hossein Ziai and I published our edition and translation of Suhrawardī’s Ḥikmat al-Ishrāq (hereafter Philosophy of Illumination), we chose “innate” as our rendering of fiṭrī. I don’t remember discussing the rendering, and we did not bother to mention it in the glossary. Hossein had used this rendering in his first book, Knowledge and Illumination, stating that “innate ideas serve as the (...)
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    Innate Ideas: R. Edgley.R. Edgley - 1969 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 3:1-33.
    Empiricism, the philosophical theory that all our ideas and knowledge are derived from experience, has in recent years been the target of radical and persuasive objections. In the seventeenth century, and for long after, rationalism seemed the only alternative to empiricism, but, like Kant, many contemporary philosophers have been convinced that empiricism and rationalism are equally unacceptable, and that both positions, and the conflict between them, are the result of trying to answer confused, misleading, and perhaps senseless questions. Of (...)
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    Minimally Innate Ideas.Michele Merritt - unknown
    This project provides a detailed examination and critique of current philosophical, linguistic, and cognitive accounts of first language acquisition. In particular, I focus on the concept of "innate" and how it is embraced, marginally utilized, or abandoned altogether in efforts to describe the way that a child comes to be a competent user of a language. A central question that naturally falls out of this general inquiry is therefore what exactly is supposed to be "innate," according to various (...)
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  14. The Treasure House of the Mind: Descartes' Conception of Innate Ideas.Deborah A. Boyle - 1999 - Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
    Descartes is often accused of lacking a coherent conception of innate ideas. I argue that Descartes' remarks on innate ideas actually form a unified account. "Innate idea" is triply ambiguous, but its three meanings are interdependent. "Innate idea" can mean an act of perceiving; that which is perceived; or a faculty, capacity, or disposition to have certain ideas. An innate idea qua object of thought is some thing existing objectively , which we (...)
     
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  15. Innate Ideas.Fiona Cowie - 1994 - Dissertation, Princeton University
    Recent years have seen a renewal of the perennial debate concerning innate ideas: Noam Chomsky has argued that much of our knowledge of natural languages is innate; Jerry Fodor has defended the innateness of most concepts. ;Part One concerns the historical controversy over nativism. On the interpretation there developed, nativists have defended two distinct theses. One, based on arguments from the poverty of the stimulus, is a psychological theory postulating special-purpose learning mechanisms. The other, deriving from arguments (...)
     
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  16. Innate Ideas and Intentionality Descartes Vs Locke.Raffaella De Rosa - 2002 - Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
    The topic of this dissertation is a discussion of the seventeenth century debate between Descartes and Locke over innate ideas. I propose a novel approach to the study of this debate. I argue that their disagreement over innate ideas is directly related to their differing views of how the content of ideas is determined and of what counts as having an idea in the mind. Approaching the controversy between Descartes and Locke from this perspective has (...)
     
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  17. Leibniz on Innate Ideas and Kant on the Origin of the Categories.Alberto Vanzo - forthcoming - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie.
    In his essay against Eberhard, Kant denies that there are innate concepts. Several scholars take Kant’s statement at face value. They claim that Kant did not endorse concept innatism, that the categories are not innate concepts, and that Kant’s views on innateness are significantly different from Leibniz’s. This paper takes issue with those claims. It argues that Kant’s views on the origin of the intellectual concepts are remarkably similar to Leibniz’s. Given two widespread notions of innateness, the dispositional (...)
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    Resolving the Debate on Innate Ideas: Learnability Constraints and the Evolved Interpenetration of Motivational and Conceptual Functions.John Tooby, Leda Cosmides & H. Clark Barrett - 2005 - In Peter Carruthers, Stephen Laurence & Stephen Stich (eds.), The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents. New York: Oxford University Press New York. pp. 305--337.
    In P. Carruthers, S. Laurence, & S. Stich (Eds.). The innate mind: Structure and content. (pp. 305-337). New York: Oxford University Press.
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    Innate Ideas in Stoicism and Grotius.Jon Miller - 2001 - Grotiana 22 (1):157-175.
    Philosophers have long debated whether any ideas are innate in the human mind and if so, what they might be. The issues here are real and important but it often seems that the discussion of them isn’t. One of the main reasons that these discussions are frequently so frustrating is that the various sides seem to be talking past each other rather than engaging in genuine argument. When this happens, it seems to me that it is usually because (...)
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  20. Recent Contributions to the Theory of Innate Ideas.Noam A. Chomsky - 1967 - Synthese 17 (March):2-11.
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    Cambridge Platonists and Locke on Innate Ideas.Robert L. Armstrong - 1969 - Journal of the History of Ideas 30 (2):191-205.
    The cambridge platonists exemplify the fear that newtonian natural philosophy subverts the status of traditional moral and religious beliefs, Which are strongly supported by the innate idea doctrine since it justifies them independently of the senses and the material universe. Isaac barrow, Friend and teacher of newton, Also employs the doctrine approbatively to support his metaphysics as a science of basic principles that constitute the foundation of natural science. Locke's rejection of the doctrine is analyzed and it is suggested (...)
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    A Materialistic Rationalist? Urban Gottfried Bucher’s Defense of Innate Ideas and Mechanism, Added by His Denial of Free Will.Ursula Goldenbaum - 2016 - Quaestio 16:47-73.
    Urban Gottfried Bucher is one of the most surprising authors in early German enlightenment and has been rightly celebrated as a materialist and therefore radical thinker. But he did not teach the same kind of materialism as his contemporary Andreas Rüdiger who leaned toward Locke’s empiricism. Bucher is much closer to Hobbes’ mechanical materialism, to Spinoza’s criticism of free will, and to Tschirnhaus’ extending of the mathematical method to natural science. His explanation of the working of the human soul, while (...)
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    Did Suhrawardi Believe in Innate Ideas as A Priori Concepts? A Note.Seyed N. Mousavian - 2014 - Philosophy East and West 64 (2):473-480.
    In a past issue of Philosophy East and West (Aminrazavi 2003), Mehdi Aminrazavi, developing his ideas expressed earlier in Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination (Aminrazavi 1997), attempted to argue “that Ibn Sīnā’s peripatetic orientation and Suhrawardī’s ishrāqī perspective have both maintained and adhered to the same epistemological framework while the philosophical language in which their respective epistemologies are discussed is different” (Aminrazavi 2003, p. 203). I disagree; however, this is not the point I am going to address in (...)
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    Locke, Newton, and the Cambridge Platonists on Innate Ideas.G. A. J. Rogers - 1979 - Journal of the History of Ideas 40 (2):191.
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    Cambridge Platonists and Locke on Innate Ideas.Robert L. Armstrong - 1969 - Journal of the History of Ideas 30 (2):187.
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    Reid: Conception, Representation and Innate Ideas.Roger Gallie - 1997 - Hume Studies 23 (2):315-336.
  27. Innate Ideas.J. M. Katz - 1966 - In The Philosophy of Language. Harper & Row.
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    Locke's Attack Upon Innate Ideas.Sterling P. Lamprecht - 1927 - Philosophical Review 36 (2):145-165.
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    Leibniz on Innate Ideas and the Early Reactions to the Publication of the Nouveaux Essais (1765).Giorgio Tonelli - 1974 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (4):437-454.
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    Is Tranformational Grammar a Contribution to the Theory of Innate Ideas?Fernand Vandamme - 1968 - Philosophica 6.
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    Descartes on Innate Ideas.Deborah Boyle - 2000 - Modern Schoolman 78 (1):35-51.
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    A New Look at the Problem of Innate Ideas.Nicholas Rescher - 1966 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 17 (3):205-218.
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    John Locke: Natural Law and Innate Ideas.S. B. Drury - 1980 - Dialogue 19 (4):531-545.
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    Unraveling Innate Ideas.Timothy McGrew - 1992 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 9 (3):307 - 317.
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    Innate Ideas—Then and Now.Harry M. Bracken - 1967 - Dialogue 6 (3):334-346.
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    Innate Ideas and Cartesian Dispositions.Daniel E. Flage & Clarence A. Bonnen - 1992 - International Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):65-80.
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    Innate Ideas as the Cornerstone of Rationalism: The Problem of Moral Principles in Leibniz's Nouveaux Essais.Hans Poser - 2008 - In Marcelo Dascal (ed.), Leibniz: What Kind of Rationalist? Springer. pp. 479--493.
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    The Fate of Innate Ideas in Fichte.George J. Seidel - 2000 - Idealistic Studies 30 (1):79-90.
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    Deborah Boyle, Descartes on Innate Ideas. Reviewed By.Benjamin Hill - 2010 - Philosophy in Review 30 (4):242-245.
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    Kant on Innate Ideas: Another Look at B 167 –168.John J. Callanan - 2013 - In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. pp. 53-64.
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    Leibniz' Argument for Innate Ideas.Byron Kaldis - 2011 - In Michael Bruce & Steven Barbone (eds.), Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 281--289.
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  42. Innate Ideas, Categories and Objectivity.C. Antonopoulos - 1989 - Philosophia Naturalis 26 (2):159-191.
     
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    Innate Ideas in the Cambridge Platonists.Sterling P. Lamprecht - 1926 - Philosophical Review 35 (6):553-573.
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    8 Innate Ideas.Paul Pietroski & Stephen Crain - 2005 - In James A. McGilvray (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky. Cambridge University Press. pp. 164.
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  45. Descartes on Innate Ideas, Sensation, and Scholasticism: The Response to Regius.Tad M. Schmaltz - 1997 - In M. A. Stewart (ed.), Studies in Seventeenth-Century European Philosophy. Clarendon Press.
     
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    Descartes and the Epistemology of Innate Ideas.Daniel E. Flage & Clarence A. Bonnen - 1992 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 9 (1):19 - 33.
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    Innate Ideas.Desmond M. Clarke - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 24:52-63.
  48. Innate Ideas.Stephen P. Stich - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (104):277-279.
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  49. Innate Ideas and Quality Spaces.Nathan Stemmer - 1971 - Semiotica 3 (3).
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    Linguistic Relativity Versus Innate Ideas.E. S. S. - 1975 - Review of Metaphysics 29 (1):143-144.
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