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    Lady Mary Shepherd and David Hume on Cause and Effect.Martha Brandt Bolton - 2019 - In Eileen O’Neill & Marcy P. Lascano (eds.), Feminist History of Philosophy: The Recovery and Evaluation of Women’s Philosophical Thought. Springer. pp. 129-152.
    Shepherd propounds a theory of mind with a fair claim to be better than Hume’s at explaining the sources of commonly held human beliefs about causal necessity due largely to her relational theory of sense perception. In comparison with Hume’s account, it incorporates a more sophisticated treatment of mental representation, especially the role of relational structure and logical form. Most important, perhaps, Shepherd’s theory enforces the division, obscured by Hume, between the evidence of necessity and the metaphysical foundation of necessity.
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  2. Locke on the semantic and epistemic role of simple ideas of sensation.Martha Brandt Bolton - 2004 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (3):301–321.
    This paper argues that Locke has a representative theory of sensitive knowledge. Perceivers are immediately aware of nothing but sensory ideas in the mind; yet perceivers think of real external substances that correspond to and cause those ideas, and they are warranted in believing that those substances exist (at that time). The theory poses two questions: what warrants the truth of such beliefs? What is it in virtue of which sensory ideas represent external objects and how do they make perceivers (...)
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    Form and Content.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1975 - Philosophical Review 84 (3):444.
  4. Substances, substrata, and names of substances in Locke's essay.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1976 - Philosophical Review 85 (4):488-513.
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    The Epistemological Status of Ideas: Locke Compared to Arnauld.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1992 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 9 (4):409 - 424.
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    From Descartes to Hume.Martha Brandt Bolton & Louis E. Loeb - 1983 - Philosophical Review 92 (1):89.
  7. Locke on Sensory Representation.Martha Brandt Bolton - 2004 - In Ralph Schumacher (ed.), Perception and Reality: From Descartes to the Present. Mentis.
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    Spinoza on cartesian doubt.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1985 - Noûs 19 (3):379-395.
  9. The taxonomy of ideas in Locke's Essay.Martha Brandt Bolton - 2007 - In Lex Newman (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Locke's. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  10. Berkeley's Objection to Abstract Ideas and Unconceived Objects.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1987 - In Ernest Sosa (ed.), Essays on the Philosophy of George Berkeley. D. Reidel.
  11. The real Molyneux question and the basis of Locke's answer.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1994 - In Graham Alan John Rogers (ed.), Locke's philosophy: content and context. Oxford University Press.
  12. The origins of Locke's doctrine of primary and secondary qualities.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (105):305-316.
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    The Nominalist Argument of the New Essays.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1996 - The Leibniz Review 6:1-24.
    There is in the New Essays a prominent line of argument that Leibniz took to have remarkable scope. If it works, it sweeps away most of the mainstays of Locke’s metaphysics: atoms, vacuum, real space and time, absolute rest, inactive faculties, and the tabula rasa. It alone does not suffice to undermine the possibility of thinking matter, but it contributes support to that most important of Leibniz’s claims against Locke. Because it is so central to the project of New Essays, (...)
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    Descartes's Gambit.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (2):296.
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    Leibniz and Hobbes on Arbitrary Truth.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1977 - Philosophy Research Archives 3:242-273.
    Leibniz repeatedly daims to refute "Hobbes' doctrine of arbitrary truth". I argue against several recent expositors of Hobbes that Hobbes' view comes to nothing more scandalous than "nominalism" about kind terms. Although some have recognized that it is this thesis which Leibniz claims to refute, his argument has not been correctly understood. I maintain that the argument rests upon Leibniz' theory of signs and his account of concepts. In brief, Leibniz argues that concepts have structures which correspond to structures of (...)
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  16. Locke, Leibniz, and the logic of mechanism.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1998 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (2):189-213.
    Locke, Leibniz, and the Logic of Mechanism MARTHA BRANDT BOLTON l~ EARLY MECHANIST PHILOSOPHERS demanded a new standard of perspicuity in the natural sciences. They accused others of "explaining" phenomena in terms of obscurely defined, unconfirmed, and uninformative causes. These complaints were leveled, not just at the real qualities and forms of Scholastics, but also against the sympathetic attractions of Hermetics and the sophic prin- ciples of the Spagyrites. These competitors to mecha- nism could at best demonstrate that a certain (...)
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    The Imposition of Method: A Study of Descartes and Locke.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1984 - Noûs 18 (1):120-125.
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  18. The real Molyneux question and the basis of Locke's answer.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1994 - In G. A. J. Rogers (ed.), Locke's Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
  19. Berkeley and mental representation : why not a Lockean theory of ideas?Martha Brandt Bolton - 2008 - In Stephen Hartley Daniel (ed.), New Interpretations of Berkeley's Thought. Humanity Books.
  20. Substances, Substrata and Names of Substances in Locke's Essay.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1998 - In Vere Chappell (ed.), Locke. Oxford University Press.
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  21. The Relevance of Locke's Theory of Ideas to his Doctrine of Nominal Essence and Anti-Essentialist Semantic Theory.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1998 - In Vere Chappell (ed.), Locke. Oxford University Press.
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    A Defense of Locke and The Representative Theory of Perception.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1978 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 8 (sup1):101-120.
    This paper is a defense of the “representative theory of perception” in general, and Locke's views about perception in particular. It is intended only as a limited defense, but one against those objections which recently have been taken thoroughly to discredit both the general theory and Locke's particular position. The chief of these objections is that the representative theory leads inevitably to skepticism about the existence of objective material things. George Pitcher finds this objection to the representative theory completely persuasive (...)
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    Impressions of Empiricism.Martha Brandt Bolton & Godfrey Vesey - 1978 - Philosophical Review 87 (3):451.
  24. Locke and Pyrrhonism: The Doctrine of Primary and Secondary Qualities.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1983 - In Burnyeat (ed.), The Skeptical Tradition.
     
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    Locke's Science of Knowledge by Matthew Priselac.Martha Brandt Bolton - 2020 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 58 (2):405-406.
    This interesting and challenging book addresses the apparent gap between the empiricist account of the origin of ideas and the theory of knowledge in the Essay concerning Human Understanding. Matthew Priselac makes an impressive argument that they are complementary parts of a coherent program. It consists of a naturalistic interpretation on which the Essay's main aim is to provide the kind of understanding of the mind, knowledge, and probability afforded by modern methods of natural scientific inquiry.On this view, the Essay (...)
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  26. Modes and composite material things according to Descartes and Locke.Martha Brandt Bolton - 2018 - In Philippe Hamou & Martine Pécharman (eds.), Locke and Cartesian Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    Matter and Mind: Two Essays in Epistemology.Martha Brandt Bolton & Ilham Dilman - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (3):414.
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    Primary and secondary qualities in the phenomenalist theory of Leibniz.Martha Brandt Bolton - 2011 - In Lawrence Nolan (ed.), Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate. Oxford University Press.
  29. The Idea-Theoretic Basis of Locke's Anti-Essentialist Doctrine of Nominal Essence.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1992 - In Phillip D. Cummins & Guenter Zoeller (eds.), Minds, Ideas, and Objects: Essays in the Theory of Representation in Modern Philosophy. Ridgeview Publishing Company.
  30. The Real Molyneux Question and the Basis of Locke's Answer.Martha Brandt Bolton - 1996 - In G. A. J. Rogers (ed.), Locke's Philosophy: Content and Context. Clarendon Press.
  31. Two theories of mind as an immaterial substance: Descartes and Leibniz.Martha Brandt Bolton - 2018 - In Rebecca Copenhaver (ed.), Philosophy of Mind in the Early Modern and Modern Ages (The History of the Philosophy of Mind, Band 4).
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    Judgment and Proposition: From Descartes to Kant. [REVIEW]Martha Brandt Bolton - 1986 - Philosophical Review 95 (3):481-483.
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