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  1. The Search After Truth.Nicholas Malebranche, Thomas M. Lennon & Paul J. Olscamp - 1982 - Philosophy of Science 49 (1):146-147.
     
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  2. The Eleatic Descartes.Thomas M. Lennon - 2007 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (1):29-45.
    : Given Descartes's conception of extension, space and body, there are deep problems about how there can be any real motion. The argument here is that in fact Descartes takes motion to be only phenomenal. The paper sets out the problems generated by taking motion to be real, the solution to them found in the Cartesian texts, and an explanation of those texts in which Descartes appears on the contrary to regard motion as real.
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    Absential Suspension: Malebranche and Locke on Human Freedom.Julie Walsh & Thomas M. Lennon - 2019 - Journal of Modern Philosophy 1 (8):1-17.
    This paper treats a heretofore-unnoticed concept in the history of the philosophical discussion of human freedom, a kind of freedom that is not defined solely in terms of the causal power of the agent. Instead, the exercise of freedom essentially involves the non-occurrence of something. That being free involves the non-occurrence, that is, the absence, of an act may seem counterintuitive. With the exception of those specifically treated in this paper, philosophers tend to think of freedom as intimately involved with (...)
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    The Plain Truth: Descartes, Huet, and Skepticism.Thomas M. Lennon - 2008 - Brill.
    People -- Who was Huet? -- The censura : why and when? -- The birth of skepticism -- Malebranche's surprising silence -- The downfall of cartesianism -- Kinds -- Huet a cartesian? -- Descartes and skepticism : the standard interpretation -- Descartes and skepticism : the texts -- Thoughts -- The cogito : an inference? -- The transparency of mind -- The cogito as pragmatic tautology -- Doubts -- The reality of doubt -- The generation of doubt -- The response (...)
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    Descartes's Supposed Libertarianism: Letter to Mesland or Memorandum Concerning Petau?Thomas M. Lennon - 2013 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 51 (2):223-248.
    Descartes’s View of the Will Has generally been found problematic and unsatisfactory, especially by those who have read it, or elements of it, in libertarian terms. Attempts to repair the theory, even by sympathetic interpreters, seem only to have aggravated the view’s putative shortcomings—again, especially among those who have read it, or part of it, in libertarian terms—which suggests that the libertarian reading itself might be unsatisfactory. The aim of this paper is to show that the linchpin text on which (...)
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  6. Proust and the Phenomenology of Memory.Thomas M. Lennon - 2007 - Philosophy and Literature 31 (1):52-66.
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    Continental Rationalism.Shannon Dea, Julie Walsh & Thomas M. Lennon - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    The expression “continental rationalism” refers to a set of views more or less shared by a number of philosophers active on the European continent during the latter two thirds of the seventeenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth. Rationalism is most often characterized as an epistemological position. On this view, to be a rationalist requires at least one of the following: (1) a privileging of reason and intuition over sensation and experience, (2) regarding all or most ideas as innate (...)
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    The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology.Thomas M. Lennon & Robert J. Stainton - unknown
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  9. The Search After Truth and Elucidations of the Search After Truth.Nicolas Malebranche, Thomas M. Lennon & Paul J. Olscamp - 1982 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 33 (2):223-226.
     
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    Locke and the Logic of Ideas.Thomas M. Lennon - 2001 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 18 (2):155 - 177.
  11. Berkeley and the Ineffable.Thomas M. Lennon - 1988 - Synthese 75 (2):231 - 250.
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    Descartes and the Seven Senses of Indifference in Early Modern Philosophy.Thomas M. Lennon - 2011 - Dialogue 50 (3):577-602.
    ABSTRACT: Indifference is a term often used to describe the sort of freedom had by the will according to the libertarian, or Molinist account. It is thought to be a univocal term. In fact, however, it is used in at least seven different ways, in a variety of domains during the early modern period. All of them have plausible roots in Descartes, but he himself uses the term in only one sense, and failure to notice this consistent use by him (...)
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  13. Locke on Ideas and Representation.Thomas M. Lennon - 2007 - In Lex Newman (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding". Cambridge University Press.
     
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    What Kind of a Skeptic Was Bayle?Thomas M. Lennon - 2002 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 26 (1):258–279.
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    The Battle of the Gods and Giants: The Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715.Thomas M. Lennon - 1993 - Princeton University Press.
    These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions.
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    Philosophers at War the Quarrel Between Newton and Leibniz.Thomas M. Lennon - 1980
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    Berkeley on the Act-Object Distinction.Thomas M. Lennon - 2001 - Dialogue 40 (4):651-.
    RÉSUMÉ: Moore attribuait l’idéalisme de Berkeley à sa négligence de la distinction entre l’acte d’appréhension et son objet. Bien que Berkeley ait justement tracé cette distinction dans le premier Dialogue, et l’ait rejetée, peu s’en sont aperçu, et ceux qui l’ont remarqué lui reprochent habituellement de confondre l’acte d’appréhension avec une action. La thèse ici développée est que Berkeley n’est pas coupable de cette confusion et qu’il rejette la distinction, en fait, pour de bonnes raisons à caractère empiriste, qui ont (...)
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    True Believers: The Recption of Descartes's Meditations by Malebranche and Huet.D. Anthony Larivière & Thomas M. Lennon - 2002 - Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy 43 (106):89-107.
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    The Battle of the Gods and Giants: The Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715.Lex Newman & Thomas M. Lennon - 1995 - Philosophical Review 104 (2):272.
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    Veritas Filia Temporis: Hume On Time And Causation.Thomas M. Lennon - 1985 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 2 (July):275-290.
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    Locke’s Atomism.Thomas M. Lennon - 1983 - Philosophy Research Archives 9:1-28.
    What ultimately exists for Locke is the solid. Reading this ontology in light of the atomist tradition elucidates and relates a number of important issues in the Essay: the analysis of space and related concepts, the distinction between simple and complex ideas, the distinction between primary and secondary qualitie the analysis of power and causation.
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    Did Bayle Read Saint-Evremond?Thomas M. Lennon - 2002 - Journal of the History of Ideas 63 (2):225-237.
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    The Main Part and Pillar of Berkeley's Theory: Idealism and Perceptual Heterogeneity.Thomas M. Lennon - 2011 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (2):91-115.
    Berkeley subscribed to the principle of heterogeneity, that what we see is qualitatively and numerically different from what we touch. He says of this principle that it is “the main part and pillar of [his] theory.” The argument I present here is that the theory to which Berkeley refers is not just his theory of vision, but what that theory was the preparation for, which is nothing less than his idealism. The argument turns on the passivity of perception, which is (...)
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    La réponse de Régis à Huet concernant le doute cartésien.Thomas M. Lennon - 2008 - Philosophiques 35 (1):241.
    La critique du cartésianisme formulée par Pierre-Daniel Huet à la fin du XVIIe siècle constitue l’un des événements les plus marquants de l’histoire du scepticisme à la période moderne. Cette critique se fonde sur l’arsenal des arguments sceptiques produits durant tout le XVIIe siècle et pave la voie à la position anti-métaphysique des Lumières, qui commence avec Bayle et se poursuit avec les philosophes en passant par Hume. La réponse attendue des cartésiens à l’encontre de Huet est venue de Pierre-Sylvain (...)
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    Philosophers at War: The Quarrel Between Newton and Leibniz. A. Rupert Hall.Thomas M. Lennon - 1981 - Philosophy of Science 48 (3):502-503.
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    Through a Glass Darkly: More on Locke's Logic of Ideas.Thomas M. Lennon - 2004 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (3):322–337.
    : An attempt at defending a version of John Yolton's non‐representationalist reading of Locke's account of perception against Vere Chappell's very threatening criticisms. Concerning this version, which takes ideas to be appearances, Chappell questioned their identity criteria, their relation to what they are appearances of, and their nature in general.
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  27. Pandora; Or, Essence and Reference: Gassendi's Nominalist Objection and Descartes' Realist Reply.Thomas M. Lennon - 1995 - In Roger Ariew & Marjorie Glicksman Grene (eds.), Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies. University of Chicago Press. pp. 159--81.
     
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    The Inherence Pattern and Descartes'.Thomas M. Lennon - 1974 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (1):43-52.
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    True Believers: The Recption of Descartes's Meditations by Malebranche and Huet.D. Anthony Larivière & Thomas M. Lennon - 2002 - Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy 43 (106):89-107.
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    Pierre Bayle.Thomas M. Lennon - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  31. Against Cartesian Philosophy.Pierre-Daniel Huet & Thomas M. Lennon - 2003
     
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    Rules and Relevance: The Au-Ru Equivalence Issue.Thomas M. Lennon - 1984 - Idealistic Studies 14 (2):148-158.
    Peter Winch prefaced The Idea of A Social Science with the above quotation adumbrating his thesis that the rules endowing actions with their sense are, like all rules, relative to a social context. A good example, no less illustrative for being imaginary, is Wittgenstein’s of a society in which lumber is piled in arbitrarily varying heights and priced according to the area occupied by the base of the piles. When asked why they do not price the lumber according to the (...)
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  33. Frontmatter.Thomas M. Lennon - 1999 - In Reading Bayle. University of Toronto Press.
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    The Significance of the Barrovian Case: The Barrovian Case is a Technical Problem, Hitherto Unsolved, Involving Either a Double Convex Lens or a Concave Mirror. The Problem, Due to Isaac Barrow and Reported by Berkeley in His New Theory of Vision, is That What is Seen in Certain Instances with These Devices Seems to Violate Historically Important Principles of Optics. One is the ‘Ancient Principle’ of Euclid That the Object Should Be Seen at the Intersection of the Refracted Ray with the Perpendicular of Incidence; the Other is the Principle Attributed to Kepler That the Perceived Distance of an Object Varies Indirectly with the Divergence of the Rays It Sends to the Eye. The Most Obvious Difficulty is That the Object Should Appear, Impossibly, Behind the Eye. As It Happens, Despite Some Strong Claims That Have Been Made About the Significance of the Problem, the Principles Generating It No Longer Have the Centrality in Optics They Were Once Thought to Have. But Even Accepting Them, Th. [REVIEW]Thomas M. Lennon - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (1):36-55.
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    Malebranche and British Philosophy.Thomas M. Lennon & Charles J. McCracken - 1985 - Philosophical Review 94 (2):275.
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    Hume’s Ontological Ambivalence and The Missing Shade of Blue.Thomas M. Lennon - 1979 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 17 (1):77-84.
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    Reading Bayle.Thomas M. Lennon - 1999 - University of Toronto Press.
    A critical but sympathetic treatment of Pierre Bayle.
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    Descartes’s Idealism.Thomas M. Lennon - 1988 - Philosophie Et Culture: Actes du XVIIe Congrès Mondial de Philosophie 4:53-56.
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    Malebranche, the Quietists, and Freedom.Julie Walsh & Thomas M. Lennon - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (1):69 - 108.
    The Quietist affair at the end of the seventeenth century has much to teach us about theories of the will in the period. Although Bossuet and Fénelon are the names most famously associated with the debate over the Quietist conception of pure love, Malebranche and his erstwhile disciple Lamy were the ones who debated the deep philosophical issues involved. This paper sets the historical context of the debate, discusses the positions as well as the arguments for and against them, and (...)
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    Through a Glass Darkly: More on Locke's Logic of Ideas.Thomas M. Lennon - 2004 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (3):322-337.
    : An attempt at defending a version of John Yolton's non‐representationalist reading of Locke's account of perception against Vere Chappell's very threatening criticisms. Concerning this version, which takes ideas to be appearances, Chappell questioned their identity criteria, their relation to what they are appearances of, and their nature in general.
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    The Genesis of Berkeley's Theory of Vision Vindicated.Thomas M. Lennon - 2007 - History of European Ideas 33 (3):321-329.
    Berkeley's Theory of Vision, or Visual Language Showing The Immediate Presence and Providence of A Deity, Vindicated And Explained was published in 1733, occasioned by an anonymous letter of the previous year to the London Daily Post Boy . The letter criticized Berkeley's New Theory of Vision , which had been published in 1709, but which had been appended to Berekely's Alciphron , published in 1732. No one has ever identified the author whose criticisms led Berkeley to his Theory of (...)
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  42. Bayle, Locke, and the Metaphysics of Toleration.Thomas M. Lennon - 1997 - In M. A. Stewart (ed.), Studies in Seventeenth-Century European Philosophy. Clarendon Press.
  43. Locke on Body and Extension.Thomas M. Lennon - 2010 - Locke Studies 10:15-26.
  44. Margaret Dauler Wilson, "Descartes". [REVIEW]Thomas M. Lennon - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (2):250.
     
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  45. Problems of Cartesianism.Thomas M. Lennon, John M. Nicholas & John W. Davis - 1984 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 174 (4):471-474.
    The typical Cartesian collection contains papers which treat the problems arising out of Descartes's philosophy as though they and it appeared for the first time in a recent journal. The approach of this collection is quite different. The eight contributors concentrate on problems faced by Cartesianism which are of historical significance. Without denigrating the importance of the technique of exploiting the texts in a manner that appeals to contemporary philosophical interests, the contributors show how Cartesianism was shaped over time by (...)
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    The History and Significance of Hume’s Burning Coal Example.D. Anthony LaRivière & Thomas M. Lennon - 2002 - Journal of Philosophical Research 27:511-526.
    This paper examines the function of Hume’s use of a peculiar example from A Treatise of Human Nature. The example in question is that of a burning piece of coal that is whirled around at a sufficient speed to present to a viewer an image of a circle of fire. The example is a common one; and Hume himself points to Locke as his source in this case. Hume’s reference appears accurate since both Locke and Hume seem to marshal the (...)
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    Volition.Thomas M. Lennon - 2011 - Modern Schoolman 88 (3/4):171-189.
    Malebranche’s doctrine of the will can be illuminated by consideration of the views both of Aquinas and early modern would-be Thomists. Three Malebranchian themes are considered here: his conception of the will as an inclination toward general and indeterminate good, his intellectualism (the view that that the locusof morality lies ultimately with the intellect), and his attempt to avoid the extreme views of Jansenism and Quietism, both condemned in the period as theologically unacceptable. Two little-known Thomists in particular are examined: (...)
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    Locke's Philosophy: Context and Content.Thomas M. Lennon - 1997 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (2):307-308.
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    Descartes.Thomas M. Lennon - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (2):250-253.
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    Descartes, Arcesilau e a estrutura da epokhé.Thomas M. Lennon - 2011 - Educação E Filosofia 25 (Especial):37-62.
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