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Stephen Ogden
University of Notre Dame
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    Averroes’s Unity Argument Against Multiple Intellects.Stephen R. Ogden - 2021 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 103 (3):429-454.
    Averroes is well-known for his controversial thesis that there is only one separate intellect for all humankind. This article provides a detailed analysis of Averroes’s Unity Argument from his Long Commentary on De Anima, which argues from unified intelligible concepts to a single transcendent intellect. I set out the Unity Argument in its textual and philosophical context, explain exactly how the argument works on a new interpretation of its infinite regress, and offer some brief suggestions as to how it might (...)
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    Avicenna's Emanated Abstraction.Stephen R. Ogden - 2020 - Philosophers' Imprint 20 (10).
    One of the largest ongoing debates in scholarship on Avicenna concerns his epistemology of the first acquisition of intelligible forms or concepts. “Emanationists” hold that intelligibles are emanated by the separate Active Intellect directly into human minds. “ionists” hold that intelligibles are abstracted by the human intellect from sensory images. Neither of these positions has a satisfactory grip on Avicenna’s philosophy. I propose that the two positions can be reconciled because Avicenna states in many texts that what the AI emanates (...)
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    Interpreting Averroes: Critical Essays Ed. By Peter Adamson and Matteo Di Giovanni. [REVIEW]Stephen Ogden - 2019 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (4):751-752.
    For a philosopher whose moniker became "the Commentator" in recognition of his work on Aristotle, it is unfortunate how relatively few book-length commentaries and collections exist on Averroes. This volume is thus a welcome and overall excellent scholarly offering on Averroes's own significant intellectual achievements—from logic to law, and medicine to metaphysics, all expounded by major experts. The editors pursue the laudable goal to furnish "a well-rounded portrait of Averroes's thought" within its proper context of Andalusian Islam, rather than its (...)
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    On a Possible Argument for Averroes's Single Separate Intellect.Stephen R. Ogden - 2016 - Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 4 (1).
    Averroes held the controversial thesis that there is only one separate material or possible intellect for all humans. This paper analyzes a passage from his Long Commentary on the De Anima which has been thought to constitute a primary philosophical argument for the view. It is called the Determinate Particular Argument, because it contends that the material intellect cannot be a determinate particular if it is to be the ontological receptacle of universal intelligible forms. After defending one crucial premise, it (...)
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  5. Avicenna and Spinoza on Essence and Existence.Stephen Ogden - forthcoming - In Yitzhak Melamed (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Spinoza.
    Spinoza’s employment of essence and existence is well-known. Though there are precursors to Avicenna for the essence/existence distinction, it is Avicenna who firmly establishes it and many of the surrounding arguments for the rest of the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian traditions. Although there are myriad possible links, it is worth considering how Avicenna himself factors into Spinoza’s views since he is the major source for this tradition. I aim to show even tighter textual and conceptual connections between these philosophers, delineating (...)
     
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  6. Ibn Rushd and Aquinas on God's Causal Omniscience.Stephen Ogden - 2019 - The Muslim World 109 (4):595-614.
    In this article, I argue that Ibn Rushd’s view of God’s causal omniscience (and attendant ideas of God's knowledge as neither universal nor particular) is not a ruse but is rather defensible. I consider the primary problematic evidence in The Decisive Treatise and the Long Commentary on Metaphysics, but suggest it must be understood in light of other passages in the Incoherence of the Incoherence and also a strong doctrine of divine simplicity. In fact, Averroes's view is in substantial agreement (...)
     
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    The Metaphysics of Personal Identity: Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics Volume 13.Stephen Ogden, Gyula Klima & Alex Hall (eds.) - 2016 - Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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    Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science.Stephen Andrew Ogden - 1999 - Philosophy and Literature 23 (1):240-242.
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    Book Review: F. R. Leavis. [REVIEW]Stephen Ogden - 1995 - Philosophy and Literature 19 (2):360-361.