51 found
Order:
Disambiguations
Lisa Downing [44]Lisa Jeanne Downing [4]Lisa J. Downing [3]Lisa Michelle Downing [1]
See also
Lisa Downing
Ohio State University
  1. Berkeley.Lisa Downing - 2017 - Routledge.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  2. Siris and the Scope of Berkeley's Instrumentalism.Lisa J. Downing - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 3 (2):279 – 300.
    I. Introduction Siris, Berkeley's last major work, is undeniably a rather odd book. It could hardly be otherwise, given Berkeley's aims in writing it, which are three-fold: 'to communicate to the public the salutary virtues of tar-water,'1 to provide scientific background supporting the efficacy of tar-water as a medicine, and to lead the mind of the reader, via gradual steps, toward contemplation of God.2 The latter two aims shape Berkeley's extensive use of contemporary natural science in Siris. In particular, Berkeley's (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  3. Locke’s Metaphysics and Newtonian Metaphysics.Lisa Downing - 2014 - In Zvi Biener & Eric Schliesser (eds.), Newton and Empiricism. Oxford University Press. pp. 97-118.
    Locke’s metaphysical commitments are a matter of some controversy. Further controversy attends the issue of whether and how Locke adapts his views in order to accommodate the success of Newton’s Principia. The chapter lays out an interpretation of Locke’s commitments according to which Locke’s response to Newton on gravity does not require the positing of brute powers and is consistent with his core essentialism. The chapter raises the question of how the hypothesis concerning the creation of matter, alluded to at (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  4. Locke's Newtonianism and Lockean Newtonianism.Lisa J. Downing - 1997 - Perspectives on Science 5 (3).
  5. The Status of Mechanism in Locke’s Essay.Lisa Downing - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):381-414.
    The prominent place 0f corpuscularizm mechanism in L0ckc`s Essay is nowadays universally acknowledged} Certainly, L0ckc’s discussions 0f the primary/secondary quality distinction and 0f real essences cannot be understood without reference to the corpuscularizm science 0f his day, which held that all macroscopic bodily phenomena should bc explained in terms 0f the motions and impacts 0f submicroscopic particles, 0r corpuscles, each of which can bc fully characterized in terms of 21 strictly limited range 0f (primary) properties: size, shape, motion (or mobility), (...)
    Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   21 citations  
  6. Locke's Ontology.Lisa Downing - 2007 - In Lex Newman (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding". Cambridge University Press.
    One of the deepest tensions in Locke’s Essay, a work full of profound and productive conflicts, is one between Locke’s metaphysical tendencies—his inclination to presuppose or even to argue for substantive metaphysical positions—and his devout epistemic modesty, which seems to urge agnosticism about major metaphysical issues. Both tendencies are deeply rooted in the Essay. Locke is a theorist of substance, essence, quality. Yet, his favorite conclusions are epistemically pessimistic, even skeptical; when it comes to questions about how the world is (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  7. Locke : The Primary and Secondary Quality Distinction.Lisa Downing - 2009 - In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
  8. Berkeley's Natural Philosophy and Philosophy of Science.Lisa Downing - 2005 - In Kenneth Winkler (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Berkeley. Cambridge University Press. pp. 230--265.
    Although George Berkeley himself made no major scientific discoveries, nor formulated any novel theories, he was nonetheless actively concerned with the rapidly evolving science of the early eighteenth century. Berkeley's works display his keen interest in natural philosophy and mathematics from his earliest writings (Arithmetica, 1707) to his latest (Siris, 1744). Moreover, much of his philosophy is fundamentally shaped by his engagement with the science of his time. In Berkeley's best-known philosophical works, the Principles and Dialogues, he sets up his (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  9.  94
    George Berkeley.Lisa Downing - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, was one of the great philosophers of the early modern period. He was a brilliant critic of his predecessors, particularly Descartes, Malebranche, and Locke. He was a talented metaphysician famous for defending idealism, that is, the view that reality consists exclusively of minds and their ideas. Berkeley's system, while it strikes many as counter intuitive, is strong and flexible enough to counter most objections. His most studied works, the Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   11 citations  
  10. Berkeley's Case Against Realism About Dynamics.Lisa Downing - 1995 - In Robert G. Muehlmann (ed.), Berkeley's Metaphysics: Structural, Interpretive, and Critical Essays. The Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 197--214.
    While De Motu, Berkeley's treatise on the philosophical foundations of mechanics, has frequently been cited for the surprisingly modern ring of certain of its passages, it has not often been taken as seriously as Berkeley hoped it would be. Even A.A. Luce, in his editor's introduction to De Motu, describes it as a modest work, of limited scope. Luce writes: The De Motu is written in good, correct Latin, but in construction and balance the workmanship falls below Berkeley's usual standards. (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  11. Mechanism and Essentialism in Locke's Thought.Lisa Downing - 2013 - In Stewart Duncan & Antonia LoLordo (eds.), Debates in Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings and Contemporary Responses. Routledge. pp. 159.
  12.  47
    Film and Ethics: Foreclosed Encounters.Lisa Downing - 2009 - Routledge.
    Film Ethics considers a range of films and texts of film criticism alongside disparate philosophical discourses of ethics by Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, ...
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  13. Maupertuis on Attraction as an Inherent Property of Matter.Lisa Downing - 2012 - In Janiak Schliesser (ed.), Interpreting Newton.
    Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis’ famous and influential Discours sur les différentes figures des astres, which represented the first public defense of attractionism in the Cartesian stronghold of the Paris Academy, sometimes suggests a metaphysically agnostic defense of gravity as simply a regularity. However, Maupertuis’ considered account in the essay, I argue, is much more subtle. I analyze Maupertuis’ position, showing how it is generated by an extended consideration of the possibility of attraction as an inherent property and fuelled by (...)
    Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  14. Occasionalism and Strict Mechanism: Malebranche, Berkeley, Fontenelle.Lisa Downing - 2005 - In Christia Mercer (ed.), Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 206-230.
    The rich connections between metaphysics and natural philosophy in the early modern period have been widely acknowledged and productively mined, thanks in no small part to the work of Margaret Wilson, whose book, Descartes, served as an inspirational example for a generation of scholars. The task of this paper is to investigate one particular such connection, namely, the relation between occasionalist metaphysics and strict mechanism. My focus will be on the work of Nicholas Malebranche, the most influential Cartesian philosopher after (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  15. Sensible Qualities and Material Bodies in Descartes and Boyle.Lisa Downing - 2011 - In Lawrence Nolan (ed.), Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate. Oxford University Press.
    Descartes and Boyle were the most influential proponents of strict mechanist accounts of the physical world, accounts which carried with them a distinction between primary and secondary (or sensible) qualities. For both, the distinction is a piece of natural philosophy. Nevertheless the distinction is quite differently articulated, and, especially, differently grounded in the two thinkers. For Descartes, reasoned reflection reveals to us that bodies must consist in mere extension and its modifications, and that sensible qualities as we conceive of them (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16. Sensible Qualities and Secondary Qualities in the First Dialogue.Lisa Downing - 2018 - In Stefan Storrie (ed.), Berkeley's Three Dialogues: New Essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 7-23.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  17. What If We Are Post-Ethical? : Postmodernism's Ethics and Aesthetics.Lisa Downing - 2010 - In Film and Ethics: Foreclosed Encounters. Routledge.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  18.  4
    The Status of Mechanism in Locke’s Essay.Lisa Downing - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (3):381-414.
    The prominent place of corpuscularian mechanism in Locke's Essay is nowadays universally acknowledged. Certainly, Locke's discussions of the primary/secondary quality distinction and of real essences cannot be understood without reference to the corpuscularian science of his day, which held that all macroscopic bodily phenomena should be explained in terms of the motions and impacts of submicroscopic particles, or corpuscles, each of which can be fully characterized in terms of a strictly limited range of properties: size, shape, motion, and, perhaps, solidity (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   10 citations  
  19. Are Corpuscles Unobservable in Principle for Locke?Lisa Jeanne Downing - 1992 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 (1):33-52.
  20. Malebranche and Berkeley on Efficient Causation.Lisa Downing - 2014 - In Tad Schmaltz (ed.), Efficient Causation. Oxford University Press. pp. 198-230.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21. Chapter 6. The “Sensible Object” and the “Uncertain Philosophical Cause”.Lisa Downing - 2008 - In Béatrice Longuenesse & Daniel Garber (eds.), Kant and the Early Moderns. Princeton University Press. pp. 100-116.
    Both Immanuel Kant and Paul Guyer have raised important concerns about the limitations of Lockean thought. Following Guyer, I will focus my attention on questions about the proper ambitions and likely achievements of inquiry into the natural/physical world. I will argue that there are at least two important respects, not discussed by Guyer, in which Locke’s account of natural philosophy is much more flexible and accommodating than may be immediately apparent. On my interpretation, however, one crucial source of a too-limited (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  22. Robert Boyle.Lisa Downing - 2002 - In Steven Nadler (ed.), A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy. Blackwell. pp. 338-353.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  23. The Uses of Mechanism: Corpuscularianism in Drafts a and B of Locke's Essay.Lisa Downing - 2001 - In William Newman, John Murdoch & Cristoph Lüthy (eds.), Late Medieval and Early Modern Corpuscularian Matter Theory. E.J. Brill. pp. 515-534.
    That corpuscularianism played a critical role in Locke’s philosophical thought has perhaps now attained the status of a truism. In particular, it is universally acknowledged that the primary/secondary quality distinction and the conception of real essence found in the Essay Concerning Human Understanding cannot be understood apart from the corpuscularian science of Locke’s time.1 When Locke provides lists of the primary qualities of bodies,2 the qualities that “are really in them whether we perceive them or no,” those lists show strong (...)
    Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24.  53
    Newton as Philosopher.Lisa Downing - 2011 - Philosophical Review 120 (1):124-129.
  25.  10
    Interdisciplinarity, Cultural Studies, Queer: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Contentions in France.Lisa Downing - 2012 - Paragraph 35 (2):215-232.
    This article offers a comparative examination of the status of ‘interdisciplinarity’, ‘cultural studies’ and ‘queer’ in the discipline of French studies in the Anglophone world and in France. It is argued that, while the intellectual origins of both interdisciplinarity and queer theory are French, a series of disavowals and appropriations has de-gallicized them. On the one hand, the cultural hegemony of English studies in the USA and the UK has led to a colonization and anglicization of continental thought. On the (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  26. Pornography and the Ethics of Censorship.Lisa Downing - 2010 - In Film and Ethics: Foreclosed Encounters. Routledge.
  27.  17
    The Cambridge Companion to Locke.Lisa J. Downing & Vere Chappell - 1996 - Philosophical Review 105 (1):120.
    The Cambridge Companion to Locke now joins the long list of titles available in this excellent series. As we have come to expect, the contributors to this Companion are distinguished and the result is comprehensive and eminently useful. This volume is one of the more accessible in the series, with most of the chapters pitched at a level accessible to advanced undergraduates and especially helpful to beginning graduate students. Many of the chapters will be of considerable interest to scholars; here (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  28.  15
    Antisocial Feminism? Shulamith Firestone, Monique Wittig and Proto-Queer Theory.Lisa Downing - 2018 - Paragraph 41 (3):364-379.
    Recent iterations of feminist theory and activism, especially intersectional, ‘third-wave’ feminism, have cast much second-wave feminism as politically unacceptable in failing to centre the experiences of less privileged subjects than the often white, often middle-class names with which the second wave is usually associated. While bearing those critiques in mind, this article argues that some second-wave writers, exemplified by Shulamith Firestone and Monique Wittig, may still offer valuable feminist perspectives if viewed through the anti-normative lens of queer theory. Queer resists (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  29. The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault.Lisa Downing - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault is essential reading for students in departments of literature, history, sociology and cultural studies. His work on the institutions of mental health and medicine, the history of systems of knowledge, literature and literary theory, criminality and the prison system, and sexuality, has had a profound and enduring impact across the humanities and social sciences. This introductory book, written for students, offers in-depth critical and contextual perspectives on all of Foucault's major published works. It provides (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  30.  14
    Introduction.Lisa Downing & Lara Cox - 2018 - Paragraph 41 (3):261-267.
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  31.  42
    Re-Viewing the Sexual Relation: Levinas and Film.Lisa Downing - 2007 - Film-Philosophy 11 (2):49-65.
    When considering possible theoretical perspectives for an ethical conceptualisation oferotic or sexually explicit display in cinema, such as recent controversial work by Frenchfemale directors Catherine Breillat and Claire Denis, the thought of Emmanuel Levinas isperhaps not the most likely or obvious candidate. Levinas has little to say directly aboutsexuality or pornography, even though the concepts of desire and Eros are central tomuch of his philosophy.1Equally, he is notoriously suspicious of figurality and the realmof the visual, a suspicion he voices especially (...)
    Direct download (10 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  32.  66
    Spirits and Clocks: Machine and Organism in Descartes.Lisa Downing - 2004 - Philosophical Review 113 (3):417-420.
    With Spirits and Clocks, Dennis Des Chene completes a two-part project begun with Life’s Form: Late Aristotelian Conceptions of the Soul. In both volumes, Des Chene is concerned with the question of what makes living things living. For the Jesuit Aristotelians, the answer requires a complex analysis of the ontology of soul and power. For Descartes, of course, the answer is completely different; arguably, there is a sense in which his answer is: nothing. Indeed Des Chene does argue this, concluding (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  33.  15
    The Iconography of Asphyxiophilia: From Fantasmatic Fetish to Forensic Fact.Lisa Downing & Dany Nobus - 2004 - Paragraph 27 (3):1-15.
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  34.  27
    Experimental Philosophy and the Birth of Empirical Science: Boyle, Locke, and Newton. [REVIEW]Lisa Downing - 2007 - Isis 98:625-626.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  35.  34
    Descartes' Metaphysical Physics.Lisa Downing - 1993 - Review of Metaphysics 47 (1):146-147.
    Garber easily achieves his stated goal of providing "a book that pulls together various aspects of Descartes' metaphysical approach to the world of body and presents them in a systematic and coherent way, a kind of handbook of Cartesian physics". Such a work has indeed long been needed. The result, however, is more than just a handbook, for Garber's careful attention to historical context sheds considerable light on Descartes' mechanism.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  36.  38
    Old History and Introductory Teaching in Early Modern Philosophy.Lisa Downing - 2004 - In J. B. Schneewind (ed.), Teaching New Histories of Philosophy. pp. 19-28.
  37.  10
    Gideon Manning, Ed. Matter and Form in Early Modern Science and Philosophy. Leiden: Brill, 2012. Pp. X+248. $147.00.Lisa Downing - 2017 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 7 (2):381-383.
  38.  19
    Hume Studies Referees, 2000-2001.Vere Chappell, Dorothy Coleman, Timothy Costelloe, Lisa Downing, James Dye, Daniel Flage, R. G. Frey, James King & Beryl Logan - 2001 - Hume Studies 27 (2):371-372.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  39.  12
    Malebranche and Ideas.Treatise on Nature and Grace.Lisa Downing, Steven Nadler, Nicolas Malebranche & Patrick Riley - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (1):122.
  40.  19
    Interpreting Arnauld (Review).Lisa Jeanne Downing - 1999 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (2):367-368.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  41.  9
    Robert G. Muehlmann, "Berkeley's Ontology". [REVIEW]Lisa Downing - 1994 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 32 (2):309.
  42.  9
    Michael Ben‐Chaim.Experimental Philosophy and the Birth of Empirical Science: Boyle, Locke, and Newton. Vii + 222 Pp., Figs., Bibl., Index. New York: Ashgate Publishing, 2004. $84.95. [REVIEW]Lisa Downing - 2007 - Isis 98 (3):625-626.
  43.  12
    Bodies in Descartes and Boyle.Lisa Downing - 2011 - In Lawrence Nolan (ed.), Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate. Oxford University Press. pp. 109.
  44.  10
    Berkeley's Ontology.Lisa Jeanne Downing - 1994 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 32 (2):309-311.
  45.  1
    Newton as Philosopher. [REVIEW]Lisa Downing - 2010 - Philosophical Review 119 (3):124-129.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  46. After Foucault : Culture, Theory and Criticism in the 21st Century. After Series.Lisa Downing (ed.) - 2018 - Cambridge University Press.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  47. Berkeley's Dynamical Instrumentalism.Lisa Jeanne Downing - 1992 - Dissertation, Princeton University
    The aim of this dissertation is to explore a central aspect of Berkeley's philosophy of science, namely, his philosophical account of the status of Newton's mechanics. In De Motu, Berkeley's treatise on mechanics, he makes plain that he accepts Newton's mechanics as an excellent scientific theory, while refusing to admit the existence of physical forces. Thus, Berkeley is an anti-realist about Newtonian mechanics. In the dissertation, I seek to identify the grounds and nature of this anti-realism. ;Although Berkeley's motivations for (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  48. Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Lisa Downing - 1999 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (2):367.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  49. Foucault in Focus : Ethics, Surveillance, Soma.Lisa Downing - 2010 - In Film and Ethics: Foreclosed Encounters. Routledge.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  50. The Cinematic Ethics of Psychoanalysis : Futurity, Death Drive, Desire.Lisa Downing - 2010 - In Film and Ethics: Foreclosed Encounters. Routledge.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
1 — 50 / 51