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    Locke: Epistemology and Ontology.Michael Ayers - 1991 - Routledge.
    This book is available either individually, or as part of the specially-priced Arguments of the Philosphers Collection.
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  2. Locke: Ontology.Michael Ayers - 1991 - Routledge.
    John Locke is the greatest English philosopher. _An Essay Concerning Human Understanding_, one of the most influential books in the history of thought, is his greatest work. In this study the historical meaning and philosophical significance of Locke's _Essay_ are investigated more comprehensively than ever before. _Locke_ was originally published in two volumes, _Epistemology_ and _Ontology_. This paperback edition has within its covers the full text of both volumes.
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    Knowing and Seeing: Groundwork for a New Empiricism.Michael Ayers - 2019 - Oxford University Press.
    What is knowledge? What, if anything, can we know? Michael Ayers initiates a fresh approach to these questions by recovering the insight in the distinction between 'knowledge' and 'belief' that was common philosophical currency for two millennia after Plato. He argues that knowledge comes only with direct cognitive contact with reality or truth.
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  4. Individuals Without Sortals.Michael R. Ayers - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (1):113 - 148.
    Consideration of the counting and reidentification of particulars leads naturally enough to the orthodox doctrine that, “on pain of indefiniteness,” an identity statement in some way involves or presupposes a general term or “covering concept”: i.e., that the principium individuationis or criterion of identity implied depends upon the kind of thing in question. Thus it is said that an auditor understands the question whether A is the same as B only in so far as he knows, however informally or implicitly, (...)
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  5. Locke Versus Aristotle on Natural Kinds.Michael R. Ayers - 1981 - Journal of Philosophy 78 (5):247-272.
  6. Mechanism, Superaddition and the Proof of God's Existence in Locke's Essays.Michael Ayers - 1981 - Philosophical Review 90 (2):210-251.
  7. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy.Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Cambridge History of 17th Century Philosophy offers a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative overview of early-modern philosophy written by an international team of specialists. As with previous Cambridge histories of philosophy the subject is treated by topic and theme, and since history does not come packaged in neat bundles, the subject is also treated with great temporal flexibility, incorporating frequent reference to medieval and Renaissance ideas. The basic structure of the volumes corresponds to the way an educated seventeenth - century (...)
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  8. Sense Experience, Concepts and Content, Objections to Davidson and McDowell.Michael Ayers - 2004 - In Ralph Schumacher (ed.), Perception and Reality - From Descartes to the Present. mentis.
    Philosophers debate whether all, some or none of the represcntational content of our sensory experience is conccptual, but the technical term "concept" has different uses. It is commonly linked more or less closely with the notions of judgdment and reasoning, but that leaves open the possibility that these terms share a systematic ambiguity or indeterminacy. Donald Davidson, however, holds an unequivocal and consistent, if paradoxical view that there are strictly speaking no psychological states with representational or intentional content except the (...)
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  9. Ideas and Objective Being.Michael Ayers - 1998 - In Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.), The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 2--1063.
     
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  10. Substance: Prolegomena to a Realist Theory of Identity.Michael Ayers - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (2):69-90.
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    The Refutation of Determinism.Michael R. Ayers - 1968 - Methuen.
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    Is Physical Object a Sortal Concept? A Reply to Xu.Michael Ayers - 1997 - Mind and Language 12 (3-4):393–405.
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    What is Realism?Michael Ayers & Paul Snowdon - 2002 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 102 (1):293-320.
    A scholastic-Cartesian schema faithfully maps ordinary, effective ways of dealing with intentionality; yet its apparent incoherence provokes philosophers into opting for one of two stances, 'Cartesian' or 'direct realist', seemingly incompatible, yet each seem in accord with ordinary thought. A wide range of canonical and current theories, realist, idealist and hybrid, essentially involve one option or the other. We should instead consider why the language of intentionality, with its apparent anomalies, works so well. Released from the obligation to opt for (...)
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    The Refutation of Determinism: An Essay in Philosophical Logic.Michael Ayers - 1968 - London: Methuen.
    Perhaps everyone who can think has the concept of possibility, but no one understands it. The metaphysical theory of Determinism is a symptom of this lack of understanding, and the inconclusiveness of its opponents’ arguments indicates that the lack is universal. In this book, first published in 1968, the author shows that there are a number of different kinds on non-logical possibility, subtly interrelated, each requiring separate explanation. An original contribution to the subject, it is essential reading for all students (...)
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    Ordinary Objects, Ordinary Language, and Identity.Michael Ayers - 2005 - The Monist 88 (4):534-570.
    The thesis of this paper concerns the fundamental role of "ordinary objects" with respect to the structure of natural language. It ascribes their role as basic objects of reference to their being both natural and "given" individuals. Section 1 will summarize that idea. Further argument will be offered in Section 2. An objection appealing to physical theory will be answered in Section 3. Sections 4, 5, and 6 consider the implications of the thesis for current theories of the identity of (...)
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    Primary and Secondary Qualities in Locke's 'Essay'.Michael Ayers - 2011 - In Lawrence Nolan (ed.), Primary and Secondary Qualities: The Historical and Ongoing Debate. Oxford University Press. pp. 136.
  17. Is Perceptual Content Ever Conceptual?Michael R. Ayers - 2002 - Philosophical Books 43 (1):5-17.
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    Was Berkeley an Empiricist or a Rationalist?Michael Ayers - 2005 - In Kenneth Winkler (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Berkeley. Cambridge University Press. pp. 34.
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    Substance, Reality, and the Great, Dead Philosophers.Michael R. Ayers - 1970 - American Philosophical Quarterly 7 (1):38 - 49.
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    Popkin’s Revised Scepticism.Michael Ayers - 2004 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (2):319 – 332.
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    Can There Be a New Empiricism?Michael Ayers - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 7:111-127.
    ‘Empiricism’ has become for many a dirty word, and many writers have in mind the kind of neo-Humean Positivism that is the target of Wittgenstein’s Private Language Argument, Quine’s ‘Two Dogmas of Empiricism’, or Merleau-Ponty’s Phénoménologie de la perception. But examination of the Empiricist tradition before Hume uncovers views that do not involve anything like the much-abused “Myth of the Given” or twentieth-century sensedatum theory. This paper identifiesthe particular line of seventeenth-century thought that eventually gave rise to sense-datum theory, and (...)
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    Rationalism, Platonism and God: A Symposium on Early Modern Philosophy.Michael Ayers (ed.) - 2007 - Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press.
    Rationalism, Platonism and God comprises three main papers on Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz, with extensive responses. It provides a significant contribution to the exploration of the common ground of the great early-modern Rationalist theories, and an examination of the ways in which the mainstream Platonic tradition permeates these theories. -/- John Cottingham identifies characteristically Platonic themes in Descartes's cosmology and metaphysics, finding them associated with two distinct, even opposed attitudes to nature and the human condition, one ancient and 'contemplative', the (...)
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    Locke: Vol. 1, Epistemology; Vol.2, Ontology.Michael Ayers - 1993 - Philosophical Review 102 (4):577-584.
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    Review of Michael Losonsky, Linguistic Turns in Modern Philosophy[REVIEW]Michael Ayers - 2006 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (10).
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    "The End of Metaphysics" and the Historiography of Philosophy.Michael Richard Ayers - 1985 - In A. J. Holland (ed.), Philosophy, Its History and Historiography. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Reidel. pp. 27-40.
    No doubt most philosophers who spend time on the history of philosophy are familiar with that question asked to embarrass (and liable to be asked by scientists in particular) why the history of the subject should be thought a significant part of the subject itself. Either there is progress in philosophy, it is said, or there is not. If there is progress, why the laborious backward glances? How can the past be so important? Why aren’t philosophers like psychologists, given perhaps (...)
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  26. Berkeley, Ideas, and Idealism.Michael R. Ayers - 2007 - In Stephen H. Daniel (ed.), Reexamining Berkeley's Philosophy.
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    Locke: Ideas and Things.Michael Ayers - 1997 - Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
    A short book combining extracts from the work of one of the world's greatest thinkers with commentary from one of Britain's most distinguished writers on philosophy.
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  28. Locke's Logical Atomism.Michael Ayers - 1983
  29. Locke-Arg Philosophers.Michael Ayers - 1999 - Routledge.
    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  30. Locke: The Great Philosophers.Michael Ayers - 1999 - Routledge.
    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
     
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    Minds, Ideas and Objects: Essays on the Theory of Representation in Modern Philosophy.Michael Ayers - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (2):288-291.
    Minds, Ideas and Objects is a collection of conference papers on the topic of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theories of ideas or “sensory experience, thought, knowledge and their objects.” At least half the twenty-three papers are by well-known historians of philosophy who seldom disappoint, and there is some equally thought-provoking work among the rest. Some papers say little that is surprising, and some, including good ones, fail to convince, but few are weak. It is perhaps to be expected that coverage of (...)
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    Minds, Ideas and Objects: Essays on the Theory of Representation in Modern Philosophy.Michael Ayers, Phillip D. Cummins & Gunter Zoller - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (2):288.
    Minds, Ideas and Objects is a collection of conference papers on the topic of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theories of ideas or “sensory experience, thought, knowledge and their objects.” At least half the twenty-three papers are by well-known historians of philosophy who seldom disappoint, and there is some equally thought-provoking work among the rest. Some papers say little that is surprising, and some, including good ones, fail to convince, but few are weak. It is perhaps to be expected that coverage of (...)
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  33. Mehmet on Substances: A Reply.Michael Ayers - 2002 - Facta Philosophica: Internazionale Zeitschrift für Gegenwartsphilosophie: International Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 4:121-141.
     
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    Organisms and Personal Identity: Biological Individuation and the Work of David Wiggins By A.M. Ferner Routledge, 2016, Pp. 237, £85 ISBN: 9781848935730. [REVIEW]Michael Ayers - 2017 - Philosophy 92 (3):480-486.
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  35. Philosophy and its Past.Michael Ayers & Adam Westoby - 1980 - Mind 89 (354):299-300.
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    The Empiricist Strikes Back.Michael Ayers - 1999 - The Philosophers' Magazine 5 (5):54-55.
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    The Empiricist Strikes Back.Michael Ayers - 1999 - The Philosophers' Magazine 5:54-55.
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  38. The Foundations of Knowledge and the Logic of Substance: The Structure of Locke's General Philosophy.Michael R. Ayers - 1996 - In G. A. J. Rogers (ed.), Locke's Philosophy: Content and Context. Clarendon Press.
     
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  39. The Foundations of Knowledge and the Logic of Substance: The Structure of Locke's General Philosophy.Michael R. Ayers - 1998 - In Vere Chappell (ed.), Locke. Oxford University Press.
  40. Early Modern Writing and the New Philosophy.J. W. Binns, Lorraine Daston, Katharine Park, Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers, Glyn P. Norton & Charles B. Schmitt - 1992 - Journal of the History of Ideas 53:541-51.
     
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  41. George Berkeley.Michael R. Ayers & Jaimir Conte - 2011
    Tradução para o português do verbete "George Berkeley, de Michael Ayers, retirado de "A Companion to Epistemology", ed. Jonathan Dancy e Ernest Sosa (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997), pp. 261–264. Criticanarede. ISSN 1749-8457.
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    LockeVolume I: EpistemologyVolume II: Ontology.Roger Gallie & Michael Ayers - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (176):385.
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  43. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy: Volume 1.Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.) - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy offers a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative overview of early-modern philosophy written by an international team of specialists. As with previous Cambridge Histories of Philosophy the subject is treated by topic and theme, and since history does not come packaged in neat bundles, the subject is also treated with great temporal flexibility, incorporating frequent reference to medieval and Renaissance ideas. The basic structure of the volumes corresponds to the way an educated seventeenth-century European might have (...)
     
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  44. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy: Volume 2.Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.) - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book offers a uniquely authoritative overview of early-modern philosophy, written by an international team of specialists.
     
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  45. The Cambridge History of Seventeeth-Century Philosophy,2eéd., coll. « Cambridge History of Philosophy », 2 vol.Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers, Roger Ariew & D'alan Gabbey - 2005 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 195 (2):216-217.
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  46. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy 2 Volume Paperback Set.Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy offers a uniquely comprehensive and authoritative overview of early-modern philosophy written by an international team of specialists. As with previous Cambridge histories of philosophy the subject is treated by topic and theme, and since history does not come packaged in neat bundles, the subject is also treated with great temporal flexibility, incorporating frequent reference to medieval and Renaissance ideas. The basic structure of the volumes corresponds to the way an educated seventeenth-century European might have (...)
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  47. The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy.Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers - 1998 - Studia Leibnitiana 30 (1):124-132.
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  48. Bryan Magee Talks to Michael Ayers About Locke and Berkeley.Bryan Magee, Michael Ayers, Inc Bbc Education & Training, B. B. C. Worldwide Americas & Films for the Humanities - 1987 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
     
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