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  1. Hume’s Academic Scepticism: A Reappraisal of His Philosophy of Human Understanding.John P. Wright - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (3):407-435.
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    The Sceptical Realism of David Hume.John P. Wright - 1983 - Manchester Up.
    Introduction A brief look at the competing present-day interpretations of Hume's philosophy will leave the uninitiated reader completely baffled. On the one hand , Hume is seen as a philosopher who attempted to analyse concepts with ...
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  3. Ideas of Custom and Habit in Early Modern Philosophy.John P. Wright - 2011 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 42 (1):18.
  4. Hume's 'a Treatise of Human Nature': An Introduction.John P. Wright - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    David Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature presents the most important account of skepticism in the history of modern philosophy. In this lucid and thorough introduction to the work, John P. Wright examines the development of Hume's ideas in the Treatise, their relation to eighteenth-century theories of the imagination and passions, and the reception they received when Hume published the Treatise. He explains Hume's arguments concerning the inability of reason to establish the basic beliefs which underlie science and morals, as (...)
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    The Sceptical Realism of David Hume.Don Garrett & John P. Wright - 1985 - Philosophical Review 94 (1):131.
  6. Metaphysics and Physiology: Mind, Body, and the Animal Economy in Eighteenth-Century Scotland.John P. Wright - 1990 - In M. A. Stewart (ed.), Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. Clarendon Press. pp. 251-301.
  7. The Understanding.John P. Wright - 2013 - In James A. Harris (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford University Press. pp. 148-70.
    The article discusses the varying conceptions of the faculty of ‘the understanding’ in 18th-century British philosophy and logic. Topics include the distinction between the understanding and the will, the traditional division of three acts of understanding and its critics, the naturalizing of human understanding, conceiving of the limits of human understanding, British innatism and the critique of empiricist conceptions of the understanding, and reconceiving the understanding and the elimination of scepticism. Authors discussed include Richard Price, James Harris, Zachary Mayne, Edward (...)
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  8. Stability and Justification in Hume's Treatise (Review).John P. Wright - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (4):562-564.
  9. Ideas Of Habit And Custom In Early Modern Philosophy.John P. Wright - 2011 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 42 (1):18-32.
  10. Hume's Causal Realism: Recovering a Traditional Interpretation.John P. Wright - 2000 - In Rupert J. Read & Kenneth A. Richman (eds.), The New Hume Debate. Routledge. pp. 88--99.
     
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    Hume: An Intellectual Biography. [REVIEW]John P. Wright - 2017 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 25 (4):823-832.
    This is a review article discussing James Harris’s excellent study of David Hume’s full philosophical career including his epistemology, moral philosophy, politics, economics, religion, and history. Harris argues against a common view that in his later writings Hume is merely working out and developing the ideas of his Treatise of Human Nature. He even argues that Hume’s two Enquiries are substantially new works and not mere recasting of his youthful Treatise. Harris writes that philosophy for Hume is a ‘a style (...)
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  12. Psyche and Soma: Physicians and Metaphysicians on the Mind-Body Problem From Antiquity to Enlightenment.John P. Wright & Paul Potter (eds.) - 2000 - Clarendon Press.
    Psyche and Soma is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the history of understanding of the human mind or soul and its relationship to the body, through the course of more than two thousand years. Thirteen specially commissioned chapters, each written by a recognized expert, discuss such figures as the doctors Hippocrates and Galen, the theologians St Paul, Augustine, and Aquinas, and philosophers from Plato to Leibniz.
     
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  13. Wayne Waxman’s Hume’s Theory of Consciousness. [REVIEW]John P. Wright - 1995 - Hume Studies 21 (2):344-350.
  14. Hysteria and Mechanical Man.John P. Wright - 1980 - Journal of the History of Ideas 41 (2):233.
    In this article I contrast 17th and 18th explanations of hysteria including those of Sydenham and Willis with those given by Plato and pre-modern medicine. I show that beginning in the second decade of the 17th century the locus of the disorder was transferred to the nervous system and it was no longer connected with the womb as in Hippocrates and Galen; hysteria became identified with hypochondria, and was a disease contracted by men as well as women. I discuss the (...)
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  15. Hume on the Origin of 'Modern Honour' : A Study in Hume's Philosophical Development.John P. Wright - 2012 - In Ruth Savage (ed.), Philosophy and Religion in Enlightenment Britain: New Case Studies. Oxford University Press.
  16. The Sceptical Realism of David Hume.John P. Wright - 1983 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 47 (1):129-130.
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    Dr. George Cheyne, Chevalier Ramsay, and Hume's Letter to a Physician.John P. Wright - 2003 - Hume Studies 29 (1):125-141.
    The publication of a new intellectual biography of George Cheyne provides a "propitious" occasion for "a thoroughly skeptical review" of the question which has long exercised Hume scholars, whether Cheyne was the intended recipient of David Hume's fascinating pre-Treatise Letter to a Physician, the letter which describes his own hypochondriacal physical and mental symptoms and gives an account of his early philosophical development. Hume's nineteenth-century biographer, John Hill Burton, argued that Hume was probably writing to Cheyne, while Ernest Mossner claimed (...)
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  18. The Sceptical Realism of David Hume.John P. Wright - 1983 - Behaviorism 15 (2):175-178.
     
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  19. Hume Vs. Reid on Ideas: The New Hume Letter.John P. Wright - 1987 - Mind 96 (383):392-398.
    In the newly discovered letter Hume answers Reid's charge that he held a theory of ideas derived from his predecessors and criticizes Reid's own theory of innate ideas. He defends his own theory that ideas are derived from impressions. I discuss Reid's own puzzlement that in the first _Enquiry_ Hume ascribes a natural belief in necessary connections to the vulgar without an idea--and its influence on subsequent readings of Hume as a 'regularity theorist.' I argue that it was the 'Common (...)
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  20. The Sceptical Realism of David Hume.John P. Wright - 1983 - Mind 93 (371):446-448.
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    Scepticism, Causal Science and 'The Old Hume'.John P. Wright - 2012 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 10 (2):123-142.
    This paper replies to Peter Millican (Mind, 2009), who argues that Hume denies the possible existence of causal powers which underlie the regularities that we observe in nature. I argue that Hume's own philosophical views on causal power cannot be considered apart from his mitigated skepticism. His account of the origin of the idea of causal power, which traces it to a subjective impression, only leads to what he calls ‘Pyrrhonian scepticism’. He holds that we can only escape such excessive (...)
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    Custom and Habit in Physiology and the Science of Human Nature in the British Enlightenment.John P. Wright - 2017 - Early Science and Medicine 22 (2-3):183-207.
    In this paper I show how what came to be known as “the double law of habit,” first formulated by Joseph Butler in a discussion of moral psychology in 1736, was taken up and developed by medical physiologists William Porterfield, Robert Whytt, and William Cullen as they disputed fundamental questions regarding the influence of the mind on the body, the possibility of unconscious mental processes, and the nature and extent of voluntary action. The paper shows, on a particular topic, the (...)
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  23. Substance Versus Function Dualism in Eighteenth-Century Medicine.John P. Wright - 2002 - In John P. Wright & Paul Potter (eds.), Psyche and Soma: Physicians and Metaphysicians on the Mind-Body Problem From Antiquity to Enlightenment. Clarendon Press.
     
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    Hume's Rejection of the Theory of Ideas.John P. Wright - 1991 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 8 (2):149 - 162.
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    Bayle.John P. Wright - 1985 - Teaching Philosophy 8 (3):265-267.
  26. John Locke, an Essay Concerning Human Understanding in Focus.Gary Fuller, Robert Stecker & John P. Wright (eds.) - 2000 - Routledge.
    John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding is among the most important books in philosophy ever written. It is a difficult work dealing with many themes, including the origin of ideas; the extent and limits of human knowledge; the philosophy of perception; and religion and morality. This volume focuses on the last two topics and provides a clear and insightful survey of these overlooked aspects of Locke's best-known work. Four eminent Locke scholars present authoritative discussions of Locke's view on the ethics (...)
     
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  27. Hume and Hume's Connexions.M. A. Stewart & John P. Wright - 1996 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 58 (2):381-383.
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    John Locke.John P. Wright & Kathleen M. Squadrito - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (2):278.
  29. Hume and Hume's Connexions.M. A. Stewart & John P. Wright (eds.) - 1995 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    Presenting significant new research on the moral and religious philosophy of David Hume, this volume illustrates the importance of intellectual context in understanding the work and career of one of the most important thinkers of the eighteenth century. Distinctive in its reappraisal of the influence of John Locke, Francis Hutcheson, and others, it examines how Hume reacted to, and in turn affected, other thinkers whose views, like his own, were bound up with specific philosophical, theological, and scientific traditions and commitments. (...)
     
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    A Treatise of Human Nature: A Critical Edition. [REVIEW]John P. Wright - 2008 - Hume Studies 34 (2):300-304.
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    Descartes and Hume.John P. Wright - 1983 - Philosophical Books 24 (2):81-82.
  32. Stephen Nadler, Spinoza: A Life Reviewed By.John P. Wright - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19 (6):436-438.
     
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    The Philosophy of Medicine: The Early Eighteenth Century Lester King Cambridge, Mass., & London: Harvard University Press, 1978. Pp. Viii, 291. $17.50. [REVIEW]John P. Wright - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (1):153-156.
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    A Treatise of Human Nature. [REVIEW]John P. Wright - 2008 - Hume Studies 34 (2):300-304.
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    The Concepts of Illness, Disease and Morbus.John P. Wright - 1981 - Philosophical Books 22 (2):89-90.
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    McGill Hume Studies.John P. Wright - 1983 - Philosophical Books 24 (1):22-24.
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    Hume's Theory of Justice.John P. Wright - 1983 - Philosophical Books 24 (4):219-220.
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    Ideas in Seventeeth‐Century France.John P. Wright - 1981 - Philosophical Books 22 (2):90-91.
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    Ignorance and Evidence in Hume Scholarship.John P. Wright - 1987 - Dialogue 26 (4):731.
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    Review of John Locke by Kathleen Squadrito.John P. Wright - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (2):278.
  41. RS Woolhouse, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz: The Concept of Substance in Seventeenth-Century Metaphysics Reviewed By.John P. Wright - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (6):432-434.
     
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    John William Yolton, 1921-2005.James G. Buickerood & John P. Wright - 2006 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 79 (5):139 - 142.
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  43. Kemp Smith and the Two Kinds of Naturalism in Hume's Philosophy.John P. Wright - 2007 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 62 (3):17-36.