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    The Finitude of Descartes' Evil Genius.Richard Kennington - 1971 - Journal of the History of Ideas 32 (3):441.
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    Strauss's Natural Right and History.Richard Kennington - 1981 - Review of Metaphysics 35 (1):57 - 86.
    AT the time Strauss published Natural Right and History the state of the question of natural right was a mixture of oblivion and fitful restoration. Natural right had disappeared from the center of discussion in political philosophy for well over a century. No philosopher of the first rank had written a treatise on, or advocated the necessity of, natural right since the time of German idealism or perhaps since Rousseau. Kant more than any other had emptied "natural right" of meaning--by (...)
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  3. Descartes'" olympica".Richard Kennington - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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  4. Analytic and Synthetic Methods in Spinoza's Ethics.Richard Kennington - 1980 - In The Philosophy of Baruch Spinoza. Washington: Catholic University of America Press. pp. 293--318.
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    The "Teaching of Nature" in Descartes' Soul Doctrine.Richard Kennington - 1972 - Review of Metaphysics 26 (1):86-117.
    A second reason for this neglect is the form in which Descartes was led or compelled to present his soul doctrine in the Meditations. In some complex manner the Meditations is both a medieval, scholastic-Aristotelian writing, as well as the acknowledged founding writing of modern philosophy. It is traditional as "first philosophy" or speculative metaphysics of substance, and as Christian apologetics concerned with the salvation of the infidel. In accordance with both, the soul is a separate, immaterial substance with an (...)
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    On Modern Origins: Essays in Early Modern Philosophy.Richard Kennington (ed.) - 2004 - Lexington Books.
    Richard Kennington , a professor for many years at Pennsylvania State University and the Catholic University of America, was renowned for his insight in reading and teaching early modern philosophy. Although he published articles and spoke widely, never before have his writings been collected in a book. On Modern Origins deftly shows how modern thinkers assessed the errors of the classical tradition and established in its place a philosophy that fuses a new meaning of nature and of theory with humanitarian (...)
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    Reply to Caton.Richard Kennington - 1973 - Journal of the History of Ideas 34 (4):641.
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    Two Philosophical Letters.Richard Kennington - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (3):531 - 539.
    1. [on Republic 508b] The good, as presented here, is discontinuous with the account at 505a–d, where it is the telos of all the soul pursues and does, and perhaps by implication at 505d, seeks to possess and enjoy. The good, as telos at 505a–d, is more general than that which eros seeks to be one’s own sempiternally at Symposium 206a, where the context is human, and the good is, in some sense, possessable. Thus the good as telos at 505a–d, (...)
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    The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant.Richard Kennington - 1985 - Catholic University of Amer Press.
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    The Philosophy of Baruch Spinoza.Richard Kennington (ed.) - 1980 - Washington: Catholic University of America Press.
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    Francis Bacon's Idea of Science and the Maker's Knowledge Tradition. [REVIEW]Richard Kennington - 1989 - Review of Metaphysics 43 (2):414-417.
    Pérez-Ramos' study of Baconian science in the New Organon departs sharply from recent interpretation. The single thesis that pervades this book is that the "over-arching ideal guiding Bacon's science" is "maker's knowledge." For Bacon "to know, in brief, means to make". This assertion is itself not made by Bacon, nor does it follow from his statement that "human knowledge and human power meet in one," for power has other forms than making alone. A philosopher who publishes his praise of Machiavelli's (...)
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    Lectures and Essays. [REVIEW]Richard Kennington - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (1):144-149.
    This volume is the best available introduction to the achievement of Jacob Klein, which is still insufficiently recognized. Klein published his monumental study, which in English translation is called Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra, in two parts in 1934 and 1936. The book lacked an introduction; it needed a concluding part; and its title was somewhat misleading. In its 1968 translation Klein added a note of explanation. "This study was originally written and published in Germany during rather (...)
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