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    Hume and Ancient Philosophy.Peter Loptson - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (4):741 - 772.
    This paper examines Hume?s comments on and claims about ancient philosophy. A clear and consistent picture emerges from doing so. While Hume is a lover of ancient literature, he holds ancient philosophy in very low regard, as passage after passage discloses, with one qualification and one important exception. Hume appropriates the mantle of ?Academic? sceptic for himself; but in fact his Academic (or ?mitigated?) scepticism has only minimal affinity with the ancient school of this name, having more in common with (...)
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    Leibniz’s Body Realism: Two Interpretations.Peter Loptson - 2006 - The Leibniz Review 16:1-42.
    In this paper we argue for the robustness of Leibniz's commitment to the reality (but not substantiality) of body. We claim that a number of his most important metaphysical doctrines — among them, psychophysical parallelism, the harmony between efficient and final causes, the connection of all things, and the argument for the plurality of substances stemming from his solution to the continuum problem— make no sense if he is interpreted as giving an eliminative reduction of bodies to perceptions.
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    Leibniz’s Body Realism.Peter Loptson - 2006 - The Leibniz Review 16:1-42.
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    Leibniz’s Body Realism.Peter Loptson - 2006 - The Leibniz Review:1-42.
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    Leibniz’s Body Realism.Peter Loptson - 2006 - The Leibniz Review 16:1-42.
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    Adam Potkay, The Pursuit for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume.William R. Connolly, Peter Loptson & Adam Potkay - 2001 - Hume Studies 27 (1):149-179.
    It is a pleasure to be able to pay tribute to Adam Potkay’s interesting and impressive book on two of the most important figures in the eighteenth century. It brings together the philosophical and the literary, the “anatomist” and the “painter” of the passions and the moral life, integrating worlds that, however isolated they may have become in the twentieth century, were not seen as all that distinct in the eighteenth. Having said this, the most remarkable feature of Potkay’s book (...)
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    Was Leibniz an Idealist?Peter Loptson - 1999 - Philosophy 74 (3):361-385.
    This paper raises complication for the standard interpretive view of Liebniz's mature metaphysical system as idealist. Body-realist affirmations are found in his writings up to his death, in bulk and diversity very difficult to accommodate to phenomenalist or idealist construal. Claims of Leibnizian inconsistency and indecisiveness do not seem adequately to account for them. The view that body is real for Liebniz, though not a substance, is explored. Alternative non-idealist interpretations of the system are considered, the most plausible argued to (...)
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  8. Hud Hudson, A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23:35-39.
     
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    Anne Conway, Henry More and Their World.Peter Loptson - 1995 - Dialogue 34 (1):139.
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    Commentary on Pinto.Peter Loptson - unknown
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    Anselm, Meinong, and the Ontological Argument.Peter J. Loptson - 1980 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 11 (3):185 - 194.
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    Hellenism, Freedom, and Morality in Hume and Johnson.Peter Loptson - 2001 - Hume Studies 27 (1):161-172.
    Professor Adam Potkay’s interesting, wide-ranging, and well-informed book makes a case for close commonalities between two Enlightenment writers and personalities who have been usually regarded as deeply contrary, indeed, oppositional—namely, David Hume and Samuel Johnson. At places Professor Potkay appears to argue that there is essentially a single broad philosophy discernible in Johnson and Hume; in other contexts a range of striking and hitherto unsuspected similarities, only, is proposed. Methodologically, Potkay seeks to denaturalize Hume, and to naturalize Johnson, at least (...)
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  13. Locke, Reid, and Personal Identity.Peter Loptson - 2004 - Philosophical Forum 35 (1):51–63.
  14. Theories of Human Nature.Peter Loptson - 1995
     
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    Promoting the Good: Fekete on Equity Advocacy in Canada. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (2):343-358.
    Social and political topics of public concern shift and reconfigure themselves with volatility as well as speed in contemporary life. Issues ignite and arouse constituencies of response, in alliance and opposition, with a quite uncertain degree of predictability, even if with periodicities and a detectable routing circuitry about which it is easy to become cynical, or at least fatigued. Something burns, now, among us; and we would prefer not to think much about the fact that it, or a close relative, (...)
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    The Origins of Lonergan's Notion of the Dialectic of History Michael Shute Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993, Xxii + 206 Pp. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (3):633-636.
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    Re-Examining the 'End of History' Idea and World History Since Hegel.Peter Loptson - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 12:175-182.
    This paper offers an analysis of central features of modern world history which suggest a confirmation, and extension, of something resembling Fukuyama's Kojeve-Hegel *end of history' thesis. As is well known, Kojeve interpreted Hegel as having argued that in a meaningful sense history, as struggle and endeavour to achieve workable stasis in the mutual relations of selves and state-society collectivities, literally came to an end with Napoleon's 1806 victory at the battle of Jena. That victory led to the establishment or (...)
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    Anselm and Rowe: A Reply to Davis. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1984 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 15 (1/2):67 - 71.
  19. Nathan Salmon and Scott Soames, Eds., Propositions and Attitudes. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10 (9):377-380.
     
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  20. The Antinomy of Death.Peter Loptson - 1998 - In J. E. Malpas & Robert C. Solomon (eds.), Death and Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 135--51.
     
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    Mind and Meaning.Peter Loptson - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (1):137-155.
  22. Margaret Atherton, Ed., Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (3):153-156.
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    Malpas, J. E. Place and Experience: A Philosophical Topography.Peter Loptson - 2002 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (1):187-190.
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    Hume, Multiperspectival Pluralism, and Authorial Voice.Peter Loptson - 1998 - Hume Studies 24 (2):313-334.
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    A Border Dispute.Peter Loptson - 1988 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (4):743-763.
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  26. Andrea Nye, The Princess and the Philosopher: Letters of Elisabeth of the Palatine to René Descartes Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20 (1):55-57.
     
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    On Truth: A Neo-Pragmatist Treatise in Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology Richard Bosley Washington: University Press of America, 1982. Pp. Xiii, 230. $20.50 Cloth; $10.25 Paper. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (1):149-152.
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    Hume After Three Hundred Years.Peter Loptson - 2013 - The European Legacy 18 (4):398-413.
    Among the great western philosophers, David Hume enjoys at present as high and honoured a position as any, especially with the attention he has drawn in 2011, which marked the three-hundredth anniversary of his birth. The general drift of the accounts of Hume?s philosophical ideas has tended over the past few dozen years and more to be extremely positive and typically celebratory. Admirers of the man?widely regarded as the very model of the philosophical life?and of his philosophical views, are legion. (...)
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    Letters to the Editor.I. Grattan-Guinness, Ben-Ami Scharfstein & Peter Loptson - 1983 - History and Philosophy of Logic 4 (1-2):221-224.
    One of the books submitted for review to this journal was B.?A. Scharfstein's The philosophers: their lives and the nature of their thought (1980, Oxford). Although not explicitly concerned with logic, it raised various questions for history and historiography (possibilities for psycho-history, for example). Thus I sought a review, which was written by P. Loptson and published in volume 3 (1982), 105?107. The ensuing correspondence has been edited for publication by me, with the authors? approval.
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    Compatibilism.Peter Loptson - 1991 - Cogito 5 (1):24-30.
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    Cartesian Dualism.Peter J. Loptson - 1977 - Idealistic Studies 7 (1):50-60.
    I want to suggest in this essay that there are some problems in the interpretation of Descartes’ views about persons, minds, the mental, and the physical—about so-called “Cartesian dualism” in general—which have not been in any explicit or systematic way noticed or confronted. There are two primary problems I shall explore. They are both at least apparent inconsistencies in Descartes’ views. The first of them may be only a terminological inconsistency, and fairly easily resolved. The second is far more crucial, (...)
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  32. Margaret Atherton, Berkeley's Revolution in Vision Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (6):379-383.
     
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  33. Leibniz, Sufficient Reason, and Possible Worlds.Peter Loptson - 1985 - Studia Leibnitiana 17 (2):191-203.
    Leibniz' Prinzip des zureichenden Grundes soll hier aufgrund von Russells Begriff des ‛logischen Eigennamens’ untersucht werden. Aus dieser Sicht kann vor der Schöpfung Gottes Begriff von Individuen keine individuelle Diesheit haben, sondern nur eine vollständige Beschreibung der noch nicht existierenden Individuen. Daraus ergibt sich, daß ein und dasselbe Individuum nicht durch mehr als eine Weltbeschreibung identifiziert werden kann, und darin darf man folglich Leibniz' tatsächlichen Beweis für die These des ‛Superessentialismus’ sehen, demzufolge alle Individuen ihre gesamten Eigenschaften mit Ausnahme der (...)
     
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    Spinozist Monism.Peter Loptson - 1988 - Philosophia 18 (1):19-38.
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    Re-Examining the 'End of History' Idea and World History Since Hegel.Peter Loptson - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 12:175-182.
    This paper offers an analysis of central features of modern world history which suggest a confirmation, and extension, of something resembling Fukuyama's Kojeve-Hegel *end of history' thesis. As is well known, Kojeve interpreted Hegel as having argued that in a meaningful sense history, as struggle and endeavour to achieve workable stasis in the mutual relations of selves and state-society collectivities, literally came to an end with Napoleon's 1806 victory at the battle of Jena. That victory led to the establishment or (...)
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    Lockean Ideas and 18th Century British Philosophy.Peter Loptson - 1990 - Theoria 56 (1-2):85-106.
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    Contents.Peter J. Loptson - 2001 - In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics. University of Toronto Press.
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    5 Existence.Peter J. Loptson - 2001 - In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics. University of Toronto Press. pp. 66-84.
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    A Very Different Kind of Rule: Credal Rules, Argumentation and Community.James Bradley & Peter Loptson - unknown
    In mainstream Anglo-American philosophy, the relation between cognition and community has been defined primarily in terms of the generalization of the mathematical function, especially as a model for the nature of rules, which thus come to be under-stood as algorithms. This leads to the elimination of both the reflexive, synthesizing subject, and the intrinsic communal-historical nature of argumentation and belief-formation. Against this approach, I follow R.G. Collingwood’s hitherto unrecognized strategy in his Essay on Metaphysics and argue that the relation of (...)
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    Commentary on Finocchiaro.Peter Loptson - unknown
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    Phenomenological Skepticism in Hume.Peter Loptson - 1990 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 28 (3):367-388.
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    Willing and Unwilling: A Study in the Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer Julian Young Dordrecht, Holland: Martinus Nijhoff, 1987. Xiii + 167 P. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1990 - Dialogue 29 (4):612-.
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    Naturalism and Truth.Peter Loptson - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 15:129-140.
    In this paper I want to address themes in what has arguably become, through one or other of its facets, the single largest philosophical topic of our day, one which, possibly because of the ocean of ink which it has generated, has discouraged technically unengaged, or less engaged, arm’s length not-obviously committed expressions of assessment, possibilities of some sort of ecumenical conjunction, and, not least, of surprise, about the debate itself, and atthe impasse the literature referred to may be argued (...)
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    Acknowledgments.Peter J. Loptson - 2001 - In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics. University of Toronto Press.
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    4 Categories and First Principles.Peter J. Loptson - 2001 - In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics. University of Toronto Press. pp. 45-65.
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    1 What Is Metaphysics.Peter J. Loptson - 2001 - In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics. University of Toronto Press. pp. 1-11.
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    Conceiving as Existent: A Final Rejoinder to Davis. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1986 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 19 (1/2):123 - 125.
  48. Harold W. Baillie and Timothy K. Casey, Eds., Is Human Nature Obsolete?: Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human Condition Reviewed By. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 2005 - Philosophy in Review 25 (2):79-82.
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    Faith, Scepticism and Personal Identity.Peter Loptson - 1997 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 27 (1):111-132.
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    Pelasgikon Argos in the Catalogue of Ships.Peter Loptson - 1981 - Mnemosyne 34 (1-2):136-138.
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