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    The Politics of Skepticism in the Ancients, Montaigne, Hume, and Kant.John Christian Laursen - 1992 - E.J. Brill.
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    The Subversive Kant: The Vocabulary of "Public" and "Publicity".John Christian Laursen - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (4):584-603.
  3. David Hume on custom and habit and living with skepticism.John Christian Laursen - 2011 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 52:87-99.
    This article is an exploration of David Hume's philosophy of custom and habit as a way of living with skepticism. For Hume, man is a habit-forming animal, and all politics and history take place within a history of custom and habit. This is not a bad thing: life without custom and habit would be a nightmare. Hume draws on the "new science" of thinkers such as Locke, Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Hutcheson, and Butler to foreground the importance of custom and habit. His (...)
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    Hume in the Prussian Academy: Jean Bernard Mérian's "On the Phenomenalism of David Hume".John Christian Laursen, Richard H. Popkin & Peter Briscoe - 1997 - Hume Studies 23 (1):153-162.
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    Beyond the Persecuting Society. Religious Toleration Before the Enlightenment.John Christian Laursen & Cary J. Nederman - 1999 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 2 (1):63-65.
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    III. The Subversive Kant: The Vocabulary of "Public" and "Publicity".John Christian Laursen - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (4):584-603.
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    Northern Declarations of Freedom of the Press: The Relative Importance of Philosophical Ideas and of Local Politics.Jonas Nordin & John Christian Laursen - 2020 - Journal of the History of Ideas 81 (2):217-237.
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    David Hume and Public Debt: Crying Wolf?John Christian Laursen & Greg Coolidge - 1994 - Hume Studies 20 (1):143-149.
  9. Yes, Skeptics Can Live Their Skepticism and Cope with Tyranny as Well as Anyone.John Christian Laursen - 2004 - In Maia Neto, José Raimundo & Richard H. Popkin (eds.), Skepticism in Renaissance and Post-Renaissance Thought: New Interpretations. Humanity Books.
     
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  10. Skepticism and Cynicism in the Work of Pedro de Valencia.John Christian Laursen - 2009 - In Maia Neto, José Raimundo, Gianni Paganini & John Christian Laursen (eds.), Skepticism in the Modern Age: Building on the Work of Richard Popkin. Brill.
     
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    Cynicism Then and Now.John Christian Laursen - 2009 - Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 1 (2):469-482.
    Ancient cynicism was a moralistic school of ascetic and anti-materialistic gadflies and critics. Modern cynicism is generally understood as amoral, selfish, and manipulative. This article explores the change in meaning that led from one to the other, and what each kind of cynicism could mean for contemporary life. It is very unlikely that most people would ever adopt the values and ways of the ancient cynics, but there may still be something to be gained from the few who might engage (...)
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    Hume in the Prussian Academy: Jean Bernard Merian’s “On the Phenomenalism of David Hume”.John Christian Laursen, Richard H. Popkin & Peter Briscoe - 1997 - Hume Studies 23 (1):153-177.
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    Oakeshott's Skepticism and the Skeptical Traditions.John Christian Laursen - 2005 - European Journal of Political Theory 4 (1):37-55.
    English philosopher Michael Oakeshott (1901-90) called himself a skeptic at various times, and yet his writings reveal little or no engagement with either of the major Hellenistic skeptical traditions, Pyrrhonism and Academic skepticism. Although he argued that the best way to understand ourselves is to look at the mirror of our intellectual inheritance, he did not look at this one. Furthermore, commentators on Oakeshott’s skepticism have also ignored these traditions and his possible place in them. This article explores these lacunae, (...)
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    Cicero in the Prussian Academy: Castillon's Translation of the Academica.John Christian Laursen - 1997 - History of European Ideas 23 (2-4):117-126.
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    Difference and Dissent: Theories of Toleration in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.Cary J. Nederman & John Christian Laursen (eds.) - 1996 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This innovative collection points to the need for a reevaluation of the origins of toleration theory. Philosophers, intellectual historians, and political theorists have assumed that the development of the theory of toleration has been a product of the modern world, and John Locke is usually regarded as the first theorist of toleration. The contributors to Difference and Dissent, however, discuss a range of conceptual positions that were employed by medieval and early modern thinkers to support a theory of toleration, and (...)
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    Scepticisme Et Cynisme Dans L’Oeuvre de Pierre de Valence.John Christian Laursen - 2008 - Philosophiques 35 (1):187-206.
    Résumé Cet article examine l’oeuvre de Pierre de Valence dans le but d’établir ses implications philosophiques. Sur la base de son seul ouvrage publié, les Academica de 1596, qui ont largement circulé et ont connu deux traductions françaises au XVIIIe siècle, plusieurs auteurs ont supposé qu’il penchait vers le scepticisme académique. En se fondant sur ses traductions de Dion Chrysostome et d’Épictète et sur d’autres manuscrits imitant la littérature de la retraite propre au cynisme grec, d’autres en ont fait un (...)
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    The Subversive Kant: The Vocabulary of "Public" and "Publicity".John Christian Laursen - 1996 - In James Schmidt (ed.), What is Enlightenment?: Eighteenth-Century Answers and Twentieth-Century Questions. University of California Press.
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    Sources of Knowledge of Sextus Empiricus in Kant's Time: A French Translation of Sextus Empiricus From the Prussian Academy, 1779.John Christian Laursen & Richard H. Popkin - 1998 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 6 (2):261 – 267.
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    Spinoza in Denmark and the Fall of Struensee, 1770-1772.John Christian Laursen - 2000 - Journal of the History of Ideas 61 (2):189-202.
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    Property and Freedom: A Beauvoirian Critique of Hume's Theory of Justice and a Humean Answer.Dylan Meidell Rohr & John Christian Laursen - 2018 - Araucaria 20 (40).
    David Hume and Simone de Beauvoir agree that human beings have a great deal of control over their moral and political lives, which is well captured in Hume's assertion that "mankind is an inventive species". But Hume argues that the most important thing needed to settle our social lives and determine justice is the agreement on rules of property, while Beauvoir thinks that the rules of property will never be enough to establish the best life, but rather that we should (...)
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  21. Scepticism and Intellectual Freedom-the Philosophical Foundations of Kant Politics of Publicity.John Christian Laursen - 1989 - History of Political Thought 10 (3):439-455.
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    PART I: Pierre Bayle’s Reply of a New Convert : Translated, Edited, and with an Introduction by John Christian Laursen.John Christian Laursen - 2017 - History of European Ideas 43 (8):857-883.
    ABSTRACTThis is the first English translation of Pierre Bayle’s political pamphlet, Réponse d’un nouveau converti à la Lettre d’un refugié of 1689. It may be one of the most critical attacks on a writer’s own side in the history of political ideas. It is a stinging rebuke of Bayle’s own party, the Protestants, for their incoherence, hypocrisy, and violence. It came three years after his similarly savage refutation of the Catholics in The Condition of Wholly Catholic France, also recently published (...)
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  23. Introduction.José R. Maia Neto, Gianni Paganini & John Christian Laursen - 2009 - In Maia Neto, José Raimundo, Gianni Paganini & John Christian Laursen (eds.), Skepticism in the Modern Age: Building on the Work of Richard Popkin. Brill.
     
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    Ancient Skepticism and Modern Fiction: Some Political Implications.John Christian Laursen - 2019 - Elenchos 40 (1):199-215.
    This article draws out the political implications of some of the avatars of ancient skepticism in modern fiction. It relies on Martha Nussbaum’s claim that fiction can provide some of the best lessons in moral philosophy to refute her claim that ancient skepticism was a bad influence on morals. It surveys references to skepticism from Shakespeare through such diverse writers as Isabel de Charrière, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Anatole France, and Albert Camus down to recent writers such as Orhan Pamuk (...)
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    Luxdorph's Press Freedom Writings: Before the Fall of Struensee in Early 1770s Denmark-Norway.John Christian Laursen - 2002 - The European Legacy 7 (1):61-77.
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    Ludvig Holberg : Learning and Literature in the Nordic Enlightenment, Edited by Knud Haakonssen and Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen.John Christian Laursen - 2018 - Intellectual History Review 28 (2):339-340.
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    Georg Cavallar, Imperfect Cosmopolis: Studies In The History Of International Legal Theory And Cosmopolitan Ideas, Cardiff: University Of Wales Press, 2011 Pp. 240 Isbn 9780708323670 £75.00. [REVIEW]John Christian Laursen - 2012 - Kantian Review 17 (3):516-519.
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    David Hume and the Danish Debate About Freedom of the Press in the 1770s.John Christian Laursen - 1998 - Journal of the History of Ideas 59 (1):167-172.
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    Denis Diderot on War and Peace: Nature and Morality / Guerra y Paz En Denis Diderot: Naturaleza y Moralidad.Whitney Mannies & John Christian Laursen - 2014 - Araucaria 16 (32).
    Denis Diderot’s ideas about war and peace crystalize many of the contradictions in the world that he identified. On the one hand, war is a natural product of contradictions between natural law and human developments. On the other hand, it can and should always be subject to moral judgment based on a wide-ranging knowledge of history and context. War can be good if it eliminates tyranny, and bad if it limits freedom, equality, and prosperity. Peace can be good if it (...)
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    J.B. Schneewind: The Invention of Autonomy: A History of Modern Moral Philosophy. [REVIEW]John Christian Laursen - 1999 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 2 (2):179-181.
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    Dialogues of Maximus and Themistius, Written by Pierre Bayle.John Christian Laursen - 2018 - International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 8 (1):63-65.
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    Books in Review.John Christian Laursen - 1986 - Political Theory 14 (2):332-335.
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    Dialogues of Maximus and Themistius. [REVIEW]John Christian Laursen - forthcoming - International Journal for the Study of Skepticism.
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    Blind Spots in the Toleration Literature.John Christian Laursen - 2011 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (3):307-322.
    Classic theories of religious toleration from the 17th century regularly made exceptions for various categories of people such as Catholics and atheists who need not be tolerated. From a contemporary perspective these may be understood as blind spots because at least some of us would argue that these exceptions were not necessary. This essay explores the toleration theories of John Milton, Benedict de Spinoza, Denis Veiras, John Locke and Pierre Bayle in order to assess whether they actually called for such (...)
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    Empires for Peace: Denis Veiras’s Borrowings From Garcilaso de la Vega.John Christian Laursen & Kevin Pham - 2017 - The European Legacy 22 (4):427-442.
    Writing The History of the Sevarambians in the 1670s, the Huguenot Denis Veiras borrowed many ideas from Garcilaso de la Vega, also known as El Inca, whose Royal Commentaries of the Incas was published in 1609. Both works describe the history of an empire and justify it on the ground that it brought peace and unity. While Garcilaso’s book purported to be a history, his selection of facts reflected his goal of improving the treatment of the Incas by the Spanish. (...)
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    Swiss Anti-Skeptics in Berlin.John Christian Laursen - 1996 - In Helmut Holzhey & Martin Fontius (eds.), Schweizer Im Berlin des 18. Jahrhunderts: Internationale Fachtagung, 25. Bis 28. Mai 1994 in Berlin. De Gruyter. pp. 261-282.
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    Michael Oakeshott, Wendy Brown, and Paradoxes of Anti-moralism.John Christian Laursen - 2013 - Agora 32 (2):67-80.
    El filósofo británico Michael Oakeshott es muy conocido por su crítica del idealismo moral racionalista. El ha sido acusado en ocasiones de conservadurismo porque alguno de los moralismos racionales que critica son socialistas o izquierdistas. Sin embargo, la pensadora Wendy Brown que se autodefine como progresista también critica el moralismo en la política a veces con las mismas razones. Interlocutores recientes en debates sobre moralismo racionalista han intentado aconsejar cómo evitar el moralismo racionalista, pero es uno de los vicios que (...)
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  38. El escepticismo y el pensamiento político.John Christian Laursen - 1993 - Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 19 (1):59.
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    The Archeology of Skepticism.John Christian Laursen - 2010 - Iris. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 (3):197-203.
    Skepticism is a central aspect of our intellectual heritage, even if many of us do not recognize it. Only in recent decades has the intellectual archeology been done that enables to see this part of our heritage and its role in how we came to think the way we do. Gianni Paganini's Skepsis . Le debat des modernes sur le scepticisme (2008) is the most important recent work in this archeology, bringing out the role of early modern thinkers from Montaigne (...)
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    Pyrrho, His Antecedents, and His Legacy, And: Philo of Larissa: The Last of the Academic Sceptics (Review).John Christian Laursen - 2002 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (1):116-118.
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    Against the Ethicists , And: Contro Gli Etici.John Christian Laursen - 1998 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (2):313-315.
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    Aufklärung und Skepsis: Studien zur Philsophie und Geistesgeschichte des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts: Festschrift für Günter Gawlick. [REVIEW]John Christian Laursen - 1997 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (1):145-147.
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    Elizabeth Amann. Importing Madame Bovary: The Politics of Adultery (Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), 276 Pp.£ 45.00 Cloth. Mark Amerika. Meta/Data: A Digital Poetics (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007), Xxi+ 438 Pp. $19.95/£ 11.95 Cloth. Enrico Ascalone. Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians. Dictionaries Of. [REVIEW]Hans Blom, John Christian Laursen & Luisa Simonutti - 2008 - The European Legacy 13 (5):683-685.
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    Pierre Bayle's The Condition of Wholly Catholic France Under the Reign of Louis the Great (1686).Charlotte Stanley & John Christian Laursen - 2014 - History of European Ideas 40 (3):1-48.
    This is the first English translation of Pierre Bayle's political pamphlet, Ce que c'est que la France toute catholique of 1686. Now that Bayle has received renewed attention from scholars such as Jonathan Israel and Gianluca Mori, it is time to introduce his political ideas to English-speaking readers who cannot read the original. And although a selection of the political writings from the Historical and Critical Dictionary has been published, much of Bayle's political thought has not been translated. This translation (...)
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    Antichi e moderni cinismi.John Christian Laursen - 2008 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 21 (3):649-662.
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    Bayle, Hume y Kant: sobre la superstición y el fanatismo en política.John Christian Laursen - 2005 - In Gerardo López Sastre (ed.), David Hume: Nuevas Perspectivas Sobre Su Obra. Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha.
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    Bayle philosophe, and: Teologia senza verita: Bayle contro i "rationaux" (review).John Christian Laursen - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (1):146-149.
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    The History of Scepticism: From Savonarola to Bayle (Review).John Christian Laursen - 2004 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (1):105-107.
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    George Santayana and Emotional Distance in Philosophy and Politics.John Christian Laursen & Ramón Román Alcalá - 2015 - Revista de Filosofía (Madrid) 40 (1):7-28.
    George Santayana appears emotionally distant and personally uncommitted in many of his writings. In what may have been a related phenomenon, he does not seem to have committed to any school of philosophy, but rather to draw from many of the available schools when it suited him. In this article, we assess his constantly changing use of different philosophies and its implications for both philosophy and politics.
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    Irony and Toleration: Lessons From the Travels of Mendes Pinto.John Christian Laursen - 2003 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 6 (2):21-40.
    Edward Said writes that Orientalism is a Western style for dominating the East. Richard Rorty proposes that intellectuals should be modern liberals in their politics but postmodern ironists in their intellectual lives. Rebecca Catz argues that Fern?o Mendes Pinto's Peregrination, a sprawling account of travels in the East first published in 1614, is a ?plea for toleration?. How do these theories stand up when confronted with the text? Once as well known as Cervantes's Don Quixote, this text has been undeservedly (...)
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