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  1. Passion and Action: The Emotions in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy.Susan James - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
    Passion and Action is an exploration of the role of the passions in seventeenth-century thought. Susan James offers fresh readings of a broad range of thinkers, including such canonical figures as Hobbes, Descartes, Malebranche, Spinoza, Pascal, and Locke, and shows that a full understanding of their philosophies must take account of their interpretations of our affective life. This ground-breaking study throws new light upon the shaping of our ideas about the mind, knowledge, and action, and provides a historical context for (...)
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    Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise.Susan James - 2012 - Oxford University Press.
    Susan James explores the revolutionary political thought of one of the most radical and creative of modern philosophers, Baruch Spinoza. His Theologico-Political Treatise of 1670 defends religious pluralism, political republicanism, and intellectual freedom. James shows how this work played a crucial role in the development of modern society.
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    'Hermaphroditical Mixtures': Margaret Cavendish on Nature and Art.Susan James - 2018 - In E. Thomas (ed.), Early Modern Women on Metaphysics. Cambridge, U.K: Cambridge University Press.
    Cavendish is critical of two of the experimental sciences of her day: chemistry and microscopy. Rather than creating new things, as their practitioners claim, they produce 'hermaphroditical mixtures'. I trace this startling metaphor to the alchemical tradition and suggest how its origins can help us to understand Cavendish's position. In her view, the chemists and microscopists exaggerate their own power and creativity, and fail to recognise that human creativity belongs primarily to imagination. I show how this theme is worked out (...)
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    The Affective Cost of Philosophical Self-Transformation.Susan James - forthcoming - Intellectual History Review.
    It is not uncommon for early-modern philosophers to portray a perfectly philosophical way of life as a condition that approaches the divine. The philosopher becomes as like God as a human being can, and in doing so experiences unparalleled and unalloyed joy. Spinoza advocates a version of this view and defends it with impressive consistency. To suggest that the process of philosophical enlightenment involves any affective cost, he argues, is simply to display a lack of understanding, and thus to fall (...)
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    Feminism in Philosophy of Mind: The Question of Personal Identity.Susan James - 2000 - In Miranda Fricker & Jennifer Hornsby (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 29--45.
  6. Beyond Equality and Difference: Citizenship, Feminist Politics, and Female Subjectivity.Gisela Bock & Susan James (eds.) - 1992 - Routledge.
    Historically, as well as more recently, women's emancipation has been seen in two ways: sometimes as the `right to be equal' and sometimes as the `right to be different'. These views have often overlapped and interacted: in a variety of guises they have played an important role in both the development of ideas about women and feminism, and the works of political thinkers by no means primarily concerned with women's liberation. The chapters of this book deal primarily with the meaning (...)
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  7. A New Source for Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.Susan E. James - 1999 - Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 81 (1):49-62.
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    Creating Rational Understanding: Spinoza as a Social Epistemologist.Susan James - 2011 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 85 (1):181-199.
    Does Spinoza present philosophy as the preserve of an elite, while condemning the uneducated to a false though palliative form of ‘true religion’? Some commentators have thought so, but this contribution aims to show that they are mistaken. The form of religious life that Spinoza recommends creates the political and epistemological conditions for a gradual transition to philosophical understanding, so that true religion and philosophy are in practice inseparable.
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    The Content of Social Explanation.Susan James - 2008 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is a study of the central questions of explanation in the social sciences, and a defence of 'holism' against 'individualism'. In the first half of the book Susan James sets out very clearly the philosophical background to this controversy. She locates its source not at the analytical level at which most of the debate is usually conducted but at a more fundamental, moral level, in different conceptions of the human individual. In the second half of the book she examines (...)
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    The Philosophical Innovations of Margaret Cavendish.Susan James - 1999 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 7 (2):219 – 244.
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  11. Democracy and the Good Life in Spinoza's Philosophy.Susan James - 2008 - In Charles Huenemann (ed.), Interpreting Spinoza: Critical Essays. Cambridge University Press.
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    Freedom, Slavery, and the Passions.Susan James - 2009 - In Olli Koistinen (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Spinoza's Ethics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 223--241.
    Book synopsis: Since its publication in 1677, Spinoza’s Ethics has fascinated philosophers, novelists, and scientists alike. It is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and contested works of Western philosophy. Written in an austere, geometrical fashion, the work teaches us how we should live, ending with an ethics in which the only thing good in itself is understanding. Spinoza argues that only that which hinders us from understanding is bad and shows that those endowed with a human mind should devote (...)
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    I—Susan James: Creating Rational Understanding: Spinoza as a Social Epistemologist.Susan James - 2011 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 85 (1):181-199.
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    Rights as Enforceable Claims.Susan James - 2003 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 103 (2):133–147.
    Unless rights are claimable, it is sometimes argued, they are no more than rhetorical gestures which mock the poor and needy. But what makes a right claimable? If rights are to avoid the charge of emptiness, I argue, they must be effectively enforceable. But what does this involve? I identify three conditions of enforceability, and four sets of broader circumstances in which these conditions can be met. I discuss the implications of this analysis of rights for multicultural societies, and conclude (...)
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  15. Sympathy and Comparison : Two Principles of Human Nature.Susan James - 2005 - In Marina Frasca-Spada & P. J. E. Kail (eds.), Impressions of Hume. Oxford University Press. pp. 61--107.
  16. Fruitful Imagining: On Catherine Wilson's 'Grief and the Poet'.Susan James - 2013 - British Journal of Aesthetics 53 (1):97-101.
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    Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science: Histories of Philosophy in England, C. 1640–1700. By Dmitri Levitin. Oxford University Press, 2015, Xii + 670 ISBN: 9781107513747. Pbk. £26.99. [REVIEW]Susan James - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):676-678.
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    Visible Women: Essays on Feminist Legal Theory and Political Philosophy.Susan James & Stephanie Palmer (eds.) - 2002 - Hart.
    These questions lie at the heart of contemporary feminist theory, and in this collection they are addressed by a group of distinguished international scholars ...
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    Negotiating Public and Professional Interests: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Debate Concerning the Regulation of Midwifery in Ontario, Canada. [REVIEW]Philippa Spoel & Susan James - 2006 - Journal of Medical Humanities 27 (3):167-186.
    This article investigates the uneasy process of integrating midwifery’s alternative, women-centered model of childbirth care within the medically-dominated healthcare system in Canada. It analyses the impure processes of rhetorical identification and differentiation that characterized the debate about how to regulate midwifery in Ontario by examining a selection of submissions from diverse health care groups with vested interest in the debate’s outcome. In divergent ways, these groups strategically appeal to the value of the “public interest” in order to advance professional concerns. (...)
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    Spinoza on the Politics of Philosophical Understanding.Susan James & Eric Schliesser - 2011 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (3pt3):497 - 518.
    In this paper I offer three main challenges to James (2011). All three turn on the nature of philosophy and secure knowledge in Spinoza. First, I criticize James's account of the epistemic role that experience plays in securing adequate ideas for Spinoza. In doing so I criticize her treatment of what is known as the 'conatus doctrine' in Spinoza in order to challenge her picture of the relationship between true religion and philosophy. Second, this leads me into a criticism of (...)
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    Power and Difference: Spinoza's Conception of Freedom.Susan James - 1996 - Journal of Political Philosophy 4 (3):207–228.
  22. 4 The Emergence of the Cartesian Mind.Susan James - 2000 - In Tim Crane & Sarah Patterson (eds.), History of the Mind-Body Problem. New York: Routledge. pp. 111.
     
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  23. Spinoza and Materialism.Susan James - 2005 - In Stephen H. Daniel (ed.), Current Continental Theory and Modern Philosophy. Northwestern University Press.
     
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  24. The Content of Social Explanation.Russell Keat & Susan James - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (2):283.
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    Metaphysics and Empowerment.Susan James - 2015 - Philosophical Topics 43 (1-2):13-26.
    In the discussion of Spinoza contained in his Evolution of Modern Metaphysics, Adrian Moore argues that Spinoza views metaphysics as a kind of sense-making that enables us to live more affirmative and joyful lives. I engage with two aspects of Moore’s argument. Where he claims that Spinoza regards metaphysics as the fruit of reasoning, and thus as a species of what is labeled in the Ethics as knowledge of the second kind, I argue that metaphysics also belongs with what Spinoza (...)
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  26. Explaining the Passions: Passions, Desires, and the Explanation of Action.Susan James - 1998 - In Stephen Gaukroger (ed.), The Soft Underbelly of Reason: The Passions in the Seventeenth Century. Routledge.
     
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  27. The Passions in Metaphysics and the Theory of Action'.Susan James - 1998 - In Daniel Garber & Michael Ayers (eds.), The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1--913.
     
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    The Duty to Relieve Suffering.Susan James - 1982 - Ethics 93 (1):4-21.
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    Wollstonecraft and Rights.Susan James - unknown
    Event synopsis: The Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland, in conjunction with UK Society for Women in Philosophy, are hosting their first joint conference. The conference aims to explore the broad theme of Politics and Women across philosophical traditions. 2012 marks the 90th anniversary of full women's suffrage in Ireland when all women over 21 were given the right to vote. Even so only around 15% of Irish politicians are women. In recognition of the continuing disparity between the promise of (...)
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    Philosophy and Methodology in the Social Sciences.Susan James & Barry Hindess - 1978 - History and Theory 17 (3):336.
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    XIII. Passion and Politics.Susan James - 2003 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 52:221-234.
    The sudden resurgence of interest in the emotions that has recently overtaken analytical philosophy has raised a range of questions about the place of the passions in established explanatory schemes. How, for example, do the emotions fit into theories of action organized around beliefs and desires? How can they be included in analyses of the mind developed to account for other mental states and capacities? Questions of this general form also arise within political philosophy, and the wish to acknowledge their (...)
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    Benedict de Spinoza.Susan James - 2012 - The Philosophers' Magazine 58:57-59.
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    I—The Presidential Address Freedom and Nature: A Spinozist Invitation.Susan James - 2016 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 116 (1):1-19.
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    Rights as an Expression of Republican Freedom. Spinoza on Right and Power.Susan James - 2015 - In .
    In the TTP Spinoza addresses in its full complexity the question of whether a republican theorist, committed to the view that the primary goal of political life is freedom conceived as the absence of slavery or dependence on arbitrary will, has any need for the notion of a right. His answer is designed to draw us away from many of the assumptions that run through the natural law tradition. Rather than accepting that our rights are stable, located in individuals, and (...)
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    Why Should We Read Spinoza?Susan James - 2016 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 78:109-125.
    Historians of philosophy are well aware of the limitations of what Butterfield called : narratives of historical progress that culminate in an enlightened present. Yet many recent studies retain a somewhat teleological outlook. Why should this be so? To explain it, I propose, we need to take account of the emotional investments that guide our interest in the philosophical past, and the role they play in shaping what we understand as the history of philosophy. As far as I know, this (...)
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    Law and Sovereignty in Spinoza's Politics.Susan James - 2009 - In Moira Gatens (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Benedict Spinoza. Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 211--28.
    Book synopsis: This volume brings together international scholars working at the intersection of Spinoza studies and critical and feminist philosophy. It is the first book-length study dedicated to the re-reading of Spinoza’s ethical and theologico-political works from a feminist perspective. The twelve outstanding chapters range over the entire field of Spinoza’s writings—metaphysical, political, theological, ethical, and psychological—drawing out the ways in which his philosophy presents a rich resource for the reconceptualization of friendship, sexuality, politics, and ethics in contemporary life. The (...)
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  37. Freedom and the Imaginary.Susan James - 2002 - In Susan James & Stephanie Palmer (eds.), Visible Women: Essays on Feminist Legal Theory and Political Philosophy. Hart.
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  38. "Justifying Toleration", Ed. Susan Mendus. [REVIEW]Susan James - 1989 - Ratio 2 (2):196.
     
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  39. VII-Rights as Enforceable Claims.Susan James - 2003 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 103 (1):133-147.
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    The Uses of the Imaginary.Susan James - 1997 - Theory and Event 1 (4).
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    Rights, Moral and Enforceable: A Reply to Saladin Meckled-Garcia.Susan James - 2004 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (1):149–153.
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    Narrative as the Means to Freedom: Spinoza on the Uses of Imagination.Susan James - 2010 - In Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Michael A. Rosenthal (eds.), Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise': A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press. pp. 250.
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    When Does Truth Matter? Spinoza on the Relation Between Theology and Philosophy.Susan James - 2012 - European Journal of Philosophy 20 (1):91-108.
    One of the aims of Spinoza's Tractatus Theologico-Politicus is to vindicate the view that philosophy and theology are separate forms of enquiry, neither of which has any authority over the other. However, many commentators have objected that this aspect of his project fails. Despite his protestations to the contrary, Spinoza implicitly gives epistemological precedence to philosophy. I argue that this objection misunderstands the nature of Spinoza's position and wrongly charges him with inconsistency. To show how he can coherently allow both (...)
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    Spinoza on the Passionate Dimension of Philosophical Reasoning.Susan James - 2012 - In Sabrina Ebbersmeyer (ed.), Emotional Minds. De Gruyter. pp. 71.
    Book synopsis: The thoroughly contemporary question of the relationship between emotion and reason was debated with such complexity by the philosophers of the 17th century that their concepts remain a source of inspiration for today’s research about the emotionality of the mind. The analyses of the works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and many other thinkers collected in this volume offer new insights into the diversity and significance of philosophical reflections about emotions during the early modern era. A focus is placed (...)
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    Are Moral Rights Natural or Artificial? Hobbes and Spinoza.Susan James - unknown
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    Rights as Enforceable Claims.Susan James - 2003 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 103 (2):133-147.
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    The Politics of Emotion: Liberalism and Cognitivism.Susan James - 2006 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 58:231-.
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    Complicity and Slavery in The Second Sex.Susan James - 2003 - In Claudia Card (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir. Cambridge University Press. pp. 149--167.
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    Book ReviewCharles L. Griswold, Jr., Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. Xiv+412. $59.95 ; $21.95. [REVIEW]Susan James - 2001 - Ethics 111 (3):634-637.
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  50. Notice.Susan James - 1989 - Ratio:203.
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