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  1. The Spiritual Dimension: Religion, Philosophy, and Human Value.John Cottingham - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Spiritual Dimension offers a new model for the philosophy of religion, bringing together emotional and intellectual aspects of our human experience, and embracing practical as well as theoretical concerns. It shows how a religious worldview is best understood not as an isolated set of doctrines, but as intimately related to spiritual praxis and to the search for self-understanding and moral growth. It argues that the religious quest requires a certain emotional openness, but can be pursued without sacrificing our philosophical (...)
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    Trials and Punishments.John Cottingham & R. A. Duff - 1987 - Philosophical Quarterly 37 (149):448.
    How can a system of criminal punishment be justified? In particular can it be justified if the moral demand that we respect each other as autonomous moral agents is taken seriously? Traditional attempts to justify punishment as a deterrent or as retribution fail, but Duff suggests that punishment can be understood as a communicative attempt to bring a wrong-doer to repent her crime. This account is supported by discussions of moral blame, of penance, of the nature of the law's demands, (...)
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    Descartes.John Cottingham (ed.) - 1986 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume brings together some of the best articles on Descartes published in the last fifty years. Edited by the renowned Descartes specialist John Cottingham, the selection covers the full range of Descartes's thought, including chapters on the central issues in Cartesian metaphysics, the relationship between mind and body, human nature and the passions, and the structure of scientific explanation.
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    Theism and Meaning in Life.John Cottingham - 2016 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 8 (2):47--58.
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  5. Reply to Holland... The Meaning of Life and Darwinism.John Cottingham - 2011 - Environmental Values 20 (3):299 - 308.
    While finding no fault with Darwinism as a scientific theory, this paper argues that there are serious problems for the scientistic construal of Darwinism that interprets the universe as nothing but a purely random and contingent flow of events. Life in a godless impersonal universe is beset by contingency, alienation, despair, failure and fragility. Notwithstanding Alan Holland's claim that we can evade these problems though self-affirmation, I argue that human beings can achieve meaningful lives only by acknowledging our dependency and (...)
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  6. Integrity and Fragmentation.John Cottingham - 2010 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 27 (1):2-14.
    The virtue of integrity does not appear explicitly in either the Aristotelian or the Judaeo- Christian list of virtues, but elements of both ethical systems implicitly acknowledge the importance of a unified and integrated life. This paper argues that integrity is indispensible for a good human life; the fragmented or compartmentalized life is always subject to instability, in so far as unresolved psychological conflicts and tensions may threaten to derail our ethical plans and projects. Achieving a stable and integrated life (...)
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    Cartesian Reflections: Essays on Descartes's Philosophy.John Cottingham - 2008 - Oxford University Press.
    John Cottingham explores central areas of Descartes's rich and wide-ranging philosophical system, including his accounts of thought and language, of freedom and action, of our relationship to the animal domain, and of human morality and the conduct of life. He also examines ways in which his philosophy has been misunderstood. The Cartesian mind-body dualism that is so often attacked is only a part of Descartes's account of what it is to be a thinking, sentient, human creature, and the way he (...)
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  8. Partiality and Impartiality: Morality, Special Relationships, and the Wider World.Brian Feltham & John Cottingham (eds.) - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    A central theme of the volume is whether impartiality and partiality are really opposed dimensions or if they can be harmoniously reconciled in one picture of ...
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    Partiality, Favouritism and Morality.John Cottingham - 1986 - Philosophical Quarterly 36 (144):357-373.
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  10. Ethics and Impartiality.John Cottingham - 1983 - Philosophical Studies 43 (1):83 - 99.
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    What Difference Does It Make? The Nature and Significance of Theistic Belief.Cottingham John - 2006 - Ratio 19 (4):401–420.
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    Philosophy and the Good Life: Reason and the Passions in Greek, Cartesian, and Psychoanalytic Ethics.John Cottingham - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Can philosophy enable us to lead better lives through a systematic understanding of our human nature? John Cottingham's thought-provoking study examines three major philosophical approaches to this problem. Starting with the attempts of Classical philosophers to cope with the recalcitrant forces of the passions, he moves on to examine the moral psychology of Descartes, and concludes by analyzing the insights of modern psychoanalytic theory into the human predicament. His study provides a fresh and challenging perspective on moral philosophy and psychology (...)
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    Descartes and the Voluntariness of Belief.John Cottingham - 2002 - The Monist 85 (3):343-360.
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  14. The Moral Life: Essays in Honour of John Cottingham.John Cottingham, Nafsika Athanassoulis & Samantha Vice (eds.) - 2008 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Few contemporary philosophers have made as wide-ranging and insightful a contribution to philosophical debate as John Cottingham. This collection brings together friends, colleagues and former students of Cottingham, to discuss major themes of his work on moral philosophy. Presented in three parts the collection focuses on the debate on partiality, impartiality and character; the role of emotions and reason in the good life; the meaning of a worthwhile life and the place of theistic considerations in it. The original contributions to (...)
     
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  15. Western Philosophy: An Anthology.John Cottingham (ed.) - 2008 - Blackwell.
    Western Philosophy: An Anthology provides the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of the Western philosophical tradition from ancient Greece to the leading philosophers of today. Features substantial and carefully chosen excerpts from all the greats of philosophy, arranged thematically and chronologically Readings are introduced and linked together by a lucid philosophical commentary which guides the reader through the key arguments Embraces all the major subfields of philosophy: theory of knowledge and metaphysics, philosophy of mind, religion and science, moral philosophy (theoretical (...)
     
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    Cartesian Trialism.John Cottingham - 1985 - Mind 94 (374):218-230.
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    Varieties of Retribution.John Cottingham - 1979 - Philosophical Quarterly 29 (116):238-246.
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    Descartes' Conversation with Burman.G. A. J. Rogers & John Cottingham - 1976
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  19. The Philosophical Writings of Descartes: Volume 3, the Correspondence.John Cottingham, Dugald Murdoch, Robert Stoothoff & Anthony Kenny (eds.) - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    Volumes I and II provide a completely new translation of the philosophical works of Descartes, based on the best available Latin and French texts. Volume III contains 207 of Descartes' letters, over half of which have not been translated into English before. It incorporates, in its entirety, Anthony Kenny's celebrated translation of selected philosophical letters, first published in 1970. In conjunction with Volumes I and II it is designed to meet the widespread demand for a comprehensive, accurate and authoritative edition (...)
     
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  20. Descartes on `Thought'.John Cottingham - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (112):208-214.
    The article argues that descartes' inclusion under the label 'thought' ("cogitatio") of willing, Perceiving, Feeling, Etc., Is a deliberate and ("pace" anscombe and geach) idiosyncratic move. It is not an arbitrary extension of usage, But requires careful diagnosis. The proper diagnosis reveals the philosophical reason for the labelling: the various operations listed are "cogitationes" only and precisely insofar as they include a reflective cognitive act-The mind's intellectual awareness of itself which descartes terms "conscientia". The upshot is that when descartes calls (...)
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    The Philosophical Writings of Descartes.John Cottingham, Robert Stoothoff & Dugald Murdoch (eds.) - 1629 - Cambridge University Press.
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  22. 'A Brute to the Brutes?': Descartes' Treatment of Animals.John Cottingham - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (206):551 - 559.
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  23. The Cambridge Companion to Descartes.John Cottingham (ed.) - 1992 - Cambridge University Press.
    Descartes occupies a position of piviotal importance as one of the founding fathers of modern philosophy; he is, perhaps the most widely studied of all philosophers. In this authoritative collection an international team of leading scholars in Cartesian studies present the full range of Descartes' extraordinary philosophical achievement. His life and the development of his thought, as well as the intellectual background to and reception of his work are treated at length. At the core of the volume are a group (...)
     
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  24. Descartes' Treatment of Animals.John Cottingham - 1998 - In Descartes. Oxford University Press.
     
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    ‘A Brute to the Brutes?’: Descartes' Treatment of Animals: Discussion.John Cottingham - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (206):551-559.
    To be able to believe that a dog with a broken paw is not really in pain when it whimpers is a quite extraordinary achievement even for a philosopher. Yet according to the standard interpretaion, this is just what Descartes did believe. He held, we are informed, the ‘monstrous’ thesis that ‘animals are without feeling or awareness of any kind’. The Standard view has been reiterated in a recent collection on animal rights, which casts Descartes as the villain of the (...)
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    The Intellect, the Will, and the Passions: Spinoza's Critique of Descartes.John Cottingham - 1988 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 26 (2):239-257.
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    What is Humane Philosophy and Why is It At Risk?John Cottingham - 2009 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 65:233-.
    Let me begin with what may seem a very minor point, but one which I think reveals something about how many philosophers today conceive of their subject. During the past few decades, there has been an increasing tendency for references in philosophy books and articles to be formatted in the ‘author and date’ style (‘see Fodor (1996)’, ‘see Smith (2001)’.) A neat and economical reference system, you may think; and it certainly saves space, albeit inconveniencing readers by forcing them to (...)
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    Caring at a Distance: (Im)Partiality, Moral Motivation and the Ethics of Representation - Partiality, Distance and Moral Obligation.John Cottingham - 2000 - Ethics, Place and Environment 3 (3):309 – 313.
    (2000). Caring at a Distance: (Im)partiality, Moral Motivation and the Ethics of Representation - Partiality, Distance and Moral Obligation. Ethics, Place & Environment: Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 309-313. doi: 10.1080/713665894.
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    Reason, Will, and Sensation: Studies in Descartes's Metaphysics.Alison Simmons & John Cottingham - 1996 - Philosophical Review 105 (4):536-538.
  30. Review: Pluralism in Philosophy: Changing the Subject. [REVIEW]John Cottingham - 2002 - Mind 111 (441):126-129.
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    Happiness, Temporality, Meaning.John Cottingham - 2009 - In Lisa Bortolotti (ed.), Philosophy and Happiness. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 21.
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  32. Cartesian Ethics: Reason and the Passions.John Cottingham - 1996 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 50 (195):193-216.
     
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    The Mind‐Body Relation.John Cottingham - 2006 - In Stephen Gaukroger (ed.), Blackwell Guide to Descartes’ Meditations. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 179--192.
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    Terence Cuneo Ritualized Faith: Essays on the Philosophy of Liturgy. . Pp. 228. £55.00 . ISBN 978 0 19 875775 7.John Cottingham - forthcoming - Religious Studies:1-4.
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    'Our Natural Guide…': Conscience,'Nature', and Moral Experience.John Cottingham - 2004 - In David S. Oderberg & T. D. J. Chappell (eds.), Human Values: New Essays on Ethics and Natural Law. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 11--31.
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  36. Impartiality and Partiality. Partiality and the Virtues.John Cottingham - 1998 - In Roger Crisp (ed.), How Should One Live?: Essays on the Virtues. Clarendon Press.
     
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  37. The Meaning of Theism.John G. Cottingham (ed.) - 2007 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Leading philosophers reflect on what belief in God, or its absence, means for the subject and what difference it makes to the flow and perceived significance of someone’s life. A stimulating juxtaposition of views including the different perspectives of Christians, Buddhists, Jews, atheists and agnostics Contributors include Sir Anthony Kenny, Alvin Plantinga, John Haldane, Richard Norman, David Benatar and John Cottingham Enables the reader to see how crucial issues about the nature and significance of religious belief are dealt with from (...)
     
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    The Ethics of Self-Concern.John Cottingham - 1991 - Ethics 101 (4):798-817.
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    The Good Life and the Radical Contingency of the Ethical.John Cottingham - 2008 - In Daniel Callcut (ed.), Reading Bernard Williams. Routledge. pp. 25--43.
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    What is Humane Philosophy and Why is It At Risk?John Cottingham - 2009 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 65:233-255.
    Let me begin with what may seem a very minor point, but one which I think reveals something about how many philosophers today conceive of their subject. During the past few decades, there has been an increasing tendency for references in philosophy books and articles to be formatted in the ‘author and date’ style ’, ‘see Smith ’.) A neat and economical reference system, you may think; and it certainly saves space, albeit inconveniencing readers by forcing them to flip back (...)
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    A Descartes Dictionary.John Cottingham - 1993 - Blackwell Reference.
    To confront the philosophical system of Rene Descartes is to contemplate a magnificently laid out map of human cognitive endeavour. In following Descartes arguments, the reader is drawn into some of the most fundamental and challenging issues in all of philosophy. In this dictionary, John Cottingham presents an alphabetied guide to this most stimulating and widely-studied of philosophers. He examines the key concepts and ideas in Cartesian thought and places them in the context both of the seventeenth-century intellectual climate and (...)
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    Why Should Analytic Philosophers Do History of Philosophy?John Cottingham - 2005 - In Tom Sorell & G. A. J. Rogers (eds.), Analytic Philosophy and History of Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    Descartes' Conversation with Burman.G. A. J. Rogers & John Cottingham - 1977 - Philosophical Quarterly 27 (107):168.
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    Descartes', Sixth Meditation: The External World, 'Nature' and Human Experience.John Cottingham - 1986 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 20:73-89.
    Descartes's proof of the existence of material things is dissected as a paradigm of the style of reasoning in the "meditations". A tension emerges between two senses of "the teachings of nature", Which sometime denotes the light of reason, And sometimes merely a strong conviction. The tension continues later in meditation six: nature in one sense tells us that we are embodied beings, But in another sense that we are incorporeal minds. It is never properly resolved.
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  45. And the Objects of Thought.John Cottingham - 2000 - In Tim Crane & Sarah Patterson (eds.), History of the Mind-Body Problem. New York: Routledge. pp. 131.
     
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  46. The Rationalists.John Cottingham - 1988 - Oxford University Press.
    The seventeenth century saw a major revolution in our ways of thinking about such issues as the method appropriate to philosophy and science, the relation between mind and body, the nature of substance, and the place of humanity in nature. While not neglecting the lesser but still influential figures, such as Arnauld and Malebranche, John Cottingham focuses primarily on the three great "rationalists": Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz. He examines how they approached central problems of philosophy, and shows how closely their (...)
     
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    Meaning and Value.John Cottingham - 2010 - The Philosophers' Magazine 50 (50):34-35.
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    Cerebral Self-Help.John Cottingham - 2002 - The Philosophers' Magazine 19 (19):56-56.
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    The Fine, the Good and the Meaningful.John Cottingham - 2009 - The Philosophers' Magazine 45 (45):31-39.
    The vicious person may have considerable enjoyment – much of their life may be, to use a notion that Don Giovanni draws on in one of his arias, diverting. But happiness has to be assessed not in terms of particular pleasurable episodes, but in more holistic terms, over a life taken as a whole. And many moral philosophers, including the atheist Scottish philosopher David Hume in the eighteenth century, have argued that vice can’t make you happy in the long run.
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    Descartes' Gambit.John Cottingham - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (2):401-402.
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