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    Human Habits.Nathan Brett - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (3):357 - 376.
    In this discussion I shall argue that some fairly widely held views about human habits are mistaken. These misconceptions are important because of the pervasiveness of the habitual in human behavior and because it is the concept of habit that has served as the prototype of various conceptions of conditioned response which are used in psychological explanation. One major task of this analysis is to show that accounts in which actions are explained by reference to rules are not incompatible with (...)
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    Knowing How, What and That.Nathan Brett - 1974 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 4 (2):293 - 300.
    In an examination of Ryle's distinction between knowing how and knowing that D. G. Brown is led to the conclusion that “All knowing how is knowing that.” The distinction is improper, and these tags should be dropped. All knowledge is propositional, after all, though there is a legitimate way of retaining the essentials of Ryle's account. Knowledge for which the primary evidence is a person's performance replaces the category of knowing how in this reformulated version of the distinction. But to (...)
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    Hume's Debt to Kant.Nathan Brett - 1983 - Hume Studies 9 (1):59-73.
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    Reason in Hume’s Passions.Nathan Brett & Katharina Paxman - 2008 - Hume Studies 34 (1):43-59.
    Hume is famous for the view that “reason is, and ought only to be, the slave of the passions.” His claim that “we are no sooner acquainted with the impossibility of satisfying any desire, than the desire itself vanishes” is less well known. Each seems, in opposite ways, shocking to common sense. This paper explores the latter claim, looking for its source in Hume’s account of the passions and exploring its compatibility with his associationist psychology. We are led to the (...)
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    Reason in Hume’s Passions.Nathan Brett & Katharina Paxman - 2008 - Hume Studies 34 (1):43-59.
    Hume is famous for the view that “reason is, and ought only to be, the slave of the passions.” His claim that “we are no sooner acquainted with the impossibility of satisfying any desire, than the desire itself vanishes” is less well known. Each seems, in opposite ways, shocking to common sense. This paper explores the latter claim, looking for its source in Hume’s account of the passions and exploring its compatibility with his associationist psychology. We are led to the (...)
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    Rules: A Systematic Study.Nathan Brett - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (3):457-459.
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    Substance and Mental Identity in Hume's Treatise.Nathan Brett - 1972 - Philosophical Quarterly 22 (87):110-125.
    This essay is an attempt to restore Hume’s account of personal identity to its place in the treatise and to show that it becomes far more plausible in that setting. In this chapter Hume undertakes the tasks of showing how the mistaken idea of a substantial self arises and providing a model for re-thinking the question and eliminating the mistake. It is argued that Hume does not end up dealing with a false question (as some have claimed), and that this (...)
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    Critical Notice.Nathan Brett - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):149-164.
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    Doubt and Descartes' Will.Nathan Brett - 1980 - Dialogue 19 (2):183-195.
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    Daniel E. Flage, "David Hume's Theory of Mind". [REVIEW]Nathan Brett - 1993 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 31 (1):141.
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    Equality, Responsibility, and the Law. [REVIEW]Nathan Brett - 2002 - Dialogue 41 (4):823-825.
    Much recent work exploring a liberal theory of equality focuses on the questions of distributive justice and is thus relevant to a narrow range of legal questions. Equality, Responsibility, and the Law redresses this imbalance, reserving a single final chapter to questions of resource allocation and spending the other seven chapters on questions of equality relating to tort and crime. The book addresses a huge set of questions and—like some of the best work in philosophy—it gives the same answer to (...)
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  12. "Equality Rights in Retirement." Eds. Poff and Waluchow.Nathan Brett - forthcoming - Business Ethics, Prentice Hall.
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    Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility Paul Russell Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995, 200 Pp., $66.95. [REVIEW]Nathan Brett - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (3):659-661.
    In this closely argued book, Paul Russell challenges the standard way of capturing what Hume has to say on the subject of freedom and responsibility. The argument is not, however, one that derives from a narrow interest in discovering what Hume said and demonstrating its divergence from the common view. Russell’s goal is ultimately to use Hume “to shed light on contemporary philosophical problems”. Hume had already discovered, for example, the lesson that Strawson articulated in his critique of compatibilism and (...)
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  14. Hume's Causal Account of the Self.Nathan Brett - 1990 - Lumen 9:23-32.
  15. Hume: Justice as Property.Nathan Brett - 1987 - Lumen 6:55-72.
  16. Introduction.Nathan Brett - unknown - Eidos: The Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy 10.
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    Is There a Duty to Obey the Law? - By Christopher Heath Wellman and A. John Simmons.Nathan Brett - 2008 - Philosophical Books 49 (1):86-88.
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    Rules: A Systematic Study. Joan Safran Ganz.Nathan Brett - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (3):457-459.
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    Scepticism and Vain Questions.Nathan Brett - 1974 - Dialogue 13 (4):657-673.
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    2. Teaching Class: Justice and Privatization in Education.Nathan Brett - 2006 - In Susan Sherwin & Peter Schotch (eds.), Engaged Philosophy: Essays in Honour of David Braybrooke. University of Toronto Press. pp. 23-50.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Hume. [REVIEW]Nathan Brett - 1998 - Dialogue 37 (1):210-212.
    The essay from the anthology to which I would award first prize is John Biro’s discussion, “Hume’s New Science of the Mind,” which reveals the extent to which Hume was already engaged in what we now call the “naturalization” of epistemology. Biro defends Hume’s causal account of personal identity and charts connections between his account of the mind and recent developments in cognitive science. Of course, some questions about Hume’s theory of mind remain unanswered. In particular, nothing is said in (...)
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    Taking Rights Too Seriously.Nathan Brett - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):149-164.