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Jonathan Cottrell
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    Hume on Mental Representation and Intentionality.Jonathan David Cottrell - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 13 (7):e12505.
  2. A Puzzle About Fictions in the Treatise.Jonathan Cottrell - 2016 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 54 (1):47-73.
    in the treatise, hume claims to identify many “fictions of the imagination” among both “vulgar” and philosophical beliefs. To name just a few, these include the fiction of one aggregate composed of many parts,1 the fiction of a material object’s identity through change, and the fiction of a human mind’s identity through change and interruption in its existence. Hume claims that these fictions and others like them are somehow defective: in his words, they are “improper,” “inexact,” or not “strict”. I (...)
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  3. Minds, Composition, and Hume's Skepticism in the Appendix.Jonathan Cottrell - 2015 - Philosophical Review 124 (4):533-569.
    This essay gives a new interpretation of Hume's second thoughts about minds in the Appendix, based on a new interpretation of his view of composition. In Book 1 of the Treatise, Hume argued that, as far as we can conceive it, a mind is a whole composed by all its perceptions. But—this essay argues—he also held that several perceptions form a whole only if the mind to which they belong supplies a “connexion” among them. In order to do so, it (...)
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    Teaching & Learning Guide For: Hume on Mental Representation and Intentionality.Jonathan Cottrell - 2018 - Philosophy Compass 13 (8):e12520.
  5. David Hume: Imagination.Jonathan Cottrell - 2015 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    This article explains Hume's conception of the imagination and its relations to our other faculties of thought, highlighting the continuities and discontinuities between his views and those of his Early Modern predecessors. It then presents some of the basic functions that Hume thinks the imagination performs, and surveys some highlights of his science of man, showing how he uses the imagination’s basic functions to explain several important mental phenomena; examines “fictions of the imagination,” which have an important place in his (...)
     
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    The Oxford Handbook of Hume. [REVIEW]Jonathan Cottrell - 2018 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 26 (3):622-625.
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    Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism Concerning Knowledge and Causation. [REVIEW]Jonathan Cottrell - 2017 - Philosophical Review 126 (3):393-398.
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    Ideas, Evidence, and Method: Hume's Skepticism and Naturalism Concerning Knowledge and Causation.Jonathan Cottrell - 2017 - Philosophical Review Current Issue 126 (3):393-398.
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