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Thaddeus Robinson
Muhlenberg College
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    Spinoza on the Vacuum and the Simplicity of Corporeal Substance.Thaddeus S. Robinson - 2009 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 26 (1):63 - 81.
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    Descartes's Sceptical Theism.Thaddeus S. Robinson - 2013 - Religious Studies 49 (4):515-527.
    In the first part of the article I show how Descartes employs the sceptical theist strategy as part of his response to the problem of evil in Meditation Four. However, Descartes's use of this strategy seems to raise a serious challenge to his whole project: if Descartes is ignorant of God's purposes, then how can he be sure that God doesn't have some morally sufficient reason for creating him with unreliable clear and distinct perceptions? Drawing on related objections from Mersenne (...)
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    Identifying Spinoza's Immediate Infinite Mode of Extension.Thaddeus S. Robinson - 2013 - Dialogue (2):1-26.
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    Identifying Spinoza’s Immediate Infinite Mode of Extension.Thaddeus S. Robinson - 2014 - Dialogue 53 (2):315-340.
    The immediate infinite mode of extension is one of the more mysterious elements of Spinoza’s ontology. Despite its importance to Spinoza’s metaphysical system, Spinoza tells us very little about this mode. In the effort to make some progress on this question, I examine three prominent hypotheses about this mode’s identity: the Force Interpretation, the Nomic Interpretation, and the Kinetic Interpretation. I argue, first, that both the Force Interpretation and the Nomic Interpretation are subject to a number of serious objections. Second, (...)
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  5. 17th Century Theories of Substance.Thaddeus S. Robinson - 2011 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy 1 (1):1.