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    Pierre Bayle, Matter, and the Unity of Consciousness.Jean-Pierre Schachter - 2002 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 32 (2):241 - 265.
    There were three such assumptions required, one explicitly stated, and two not made explicit until Bayle. The explicit one was a certain commonly accepted double understanding of ‘destruction’: a ‘natural’ version, which made it no more than a change in a particular arrangement or ‘organization’ of particles through which an aggregate was destroyed by losing its identity, and a metaphysical version, which entailed the actual annihilation of a substance. It was assumed that the latter could be accomplished only by miraculous (...)
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    Descartes, Divine Veracity, and Moral Certainty.Jean-Pierre Schachter - 2005 - Dialogue 44 (1):15-40.
    This article explores the relation between Descartes’s appeal to God’s veracity and his connected notions of “metaphysical” and “moral” certainty. I do this by showing their roles in his proof of the external world, his position on other minds, and his position on the “beast-machine.” Descartes uses God’s veracity in the first proof, but not in the second or third. I suggest that the reason for this is that extending his appeal to God to other minds would have placed his (...)
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    E-Collection.Thomas M. Lennon, Sean Allen-Hermanson, Samantha Brennan, Jean-Pierre Schachter, Marceline Morais, Scott Campbell, Zena Ryder & Nebojsa Kujundzic - 2011 - Modern Schoolman 88 (3/4).
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    Descartes, Divine Veracity, and Moral Certainty.Jean-Pierre Schachter - 2005 - Dialogue 44 (1):15-40.
    ABSTRACT: This article explores the relation between Descartes’s appeal to God’s veracity and his connected notions of “metaphysical” and “moral” certainty. I do this by showing their roles in his proof of the external world, his position on other minds, and his position on the “beast-machine.” Descartes uses God’s veracity in the first proof, but not in the second or third. I suggest that the reason for this is that extending his appeal to God to other minds would have placed (...)
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  5. Julien de La Mettrie, Machine Man and Other Writings Reviewed By.Jean-Pierre Schachter - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17 (3):179-181.
     
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  6. Julien de La Mettrie, Machine Man and Other Writings. [REVIEW]Jean-Pierre Schachter - 1997 - Philosophy in Review 17:179-181.
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    Playing Fair with Prejudice.Jean-Pierre Schachter - 2001 - Dialogue 40 (4):739-758.
    RÉSUMÉ: Il y a des prohibitions morales aussi bien que légales contre les préjugés, mais une sorte au moins de préjugé se ramène à une variété commune d’inférence que l’on emploie fréquemment, et avec profit, sous d’autres noms. Cette inférence est-elle fautive, et si oui, de quelle façon? Est-elle rationnellement fautive ou moralement fautive? Je soutiens ici que l’une et l’autre positions sont difficiles à défendre, et que la raison pour laquelle cette forme d’inférence est prohibée est à chercher du (...)
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    Prejudice, Prudence and Fairness.Jean-Pierre Schachter - unknown
    There exists reasoning popularly characterized as "prejudiced" that may nevertheless be both sound and prudential, and this reasoning involves the application of exactly the same inductive correlational strategies applied without moral objection in non -human cases. While such reasoning may be rationally unobjectionable, it may yet be morally objectionable because its methods inherently entail a risk of unfairness to others. This raises the interesting philosophical possibility that arguments may be a ppraised and found wanting on other than rational grounds, that (...)
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    The Angel in the Machine.Jean-Pierre Schachter - 1997 - Journal of Philosophical Research 22:445-460.
    In “The Angel in the Machine” I argue that the substantial concept of mind is heir to a number of consequences not previously appreciated, included among which are both Solipsism and Atheism. In addition, I suggest that the difficulties I indicate were to some extent already understood by Aristotle who seems to have laid the foundation for two concepts of mind, one associated with human beings, the other with Angels. His distinction is recalled in the Middle Ages, but seems finally (...)
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    The Angel in the Machine.Jean-Pierre Schachter - 1997 - Journal of Philosophical Research 22:445-460.
    In “The Angel in the Machine” I argue that the substantial concept of mind is heir to a number of consequences not previously appreciated, included among which (but not limited to) are both Solipsism and Atheism. In addition, I suggest that the difficulties I indicate were to some extent already understood by Aristotle who seems to have laid the foundation for two concepts of mind, one associated with human beings, the other with Angels. His distinction is recalled in the Middle (...)
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