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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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    The Battle of the Gods and Giants: The Legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715.Thomas M. Lennon - 1993 - Princeton University Press.
    By the mid-1600s, the commonsense, manifest picture of the world associated with Aristotle had been undermined by skeptical arguments on the one hand and by the rise of the New Science on the other. What would be the scientific image to succeed the Aristotelian model? Thomas Lennon argues here that the contest between the supporters of Descartes and the supporters of Gassendi to decide this issue was the most important philosophical debate of the latter half of the seventeenth century. Descartes (...)
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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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    Reading Bayle.Thomas M. Lennon - 1999 - Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
    A critical but sympathetic treatment of Pierre Bayle.
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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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    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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    Veritas Filia Temporis: Hume On Time And Causation.Thomas M. Lennon - 1985 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 2 (July):275-290.
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    The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology.Thomas M. Lennon & Robert J. Stainton - unknown
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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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    Did Bayle Read Saint-Evremond?Thomas M. Lennon - 2002 - Journal of the History of Ideas 63 (2):225-237.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Ideas 63.2 (2002) 225-237 [Access article in PDF] Did Bayle Read Saint-Evremond? Thomas M. Lennon Of course Bayle read Saint-Evremond—he quotes him. Moreover, he published one of Saint-Evremond's texts. But there is reading, and then there is reading. There is selective, inattentive perusal of excerpts or even secondary sources, with no attempt to penetrate beyond a superficial understanding; and then there is comprehensive, close (...)
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    Descartes.Thomas M. Lennon - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (2):250-253.
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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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    The Rationalist Conception of Substance.Thomas M. Lennon - 2005 - In Alan Jean Nelson (ed.), A Companion to Rationalism. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 12–30.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Two Philosophical Impulses Substance The Empiricists on Substance Descartes on Substance Spinoza on Attribute The Subjective Interpretation The Objective Interpretation Gueroult OI and SI Descartes and Spinoza.
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  16. Berkeley and the ineffable.Thomas M. Lennon - 1988 - Synthese 75 (2):231 - 250.
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    Locke and the Logic of Ideas.Thomas M. Lennon - 2001 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 18 (2):155 - 177.
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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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    Philosophers at War: The Quarrel between Newton and Leibniz.Thomas M. Lennon - 1980 - Cambridge University Press.
    Probably the most celebrated controversy in all of the history of science was that between Newton and Leibniz over the invention of the calculus. The argument ranged far beyond a mere priority dispute and took on the character of a war between two different philosophies of nature. Newton was the first to devise the methods of the calculus, but Leibniz (who independently discovered virtually identical methods) was the first to publish, in 1684. Mutual toleration passed into suspicion and, at last, (...)
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    Pierre Bayle.Michael W. Hickson & Thomas M. Lennon - 2017 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  21. Absential Suspension: Malebranche and Locke on Human Freedom.Julie Walsh & Thomas M. Lennon - 2019 - Journal of Modern Philosophy 1 (1):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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    A Rejoinder to Mori.Thomas M. Lennon - 2004 - Journal of the History of Ideas 65 (2):335-341.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:A Rejoinder to MoriThomas M. LennonGianluca Mori and I are broadly in agreement about everything in my paper except the answer to its main question, viz., how Bayle's use of Saint-Evremond is to be understood in the third Eclaircissement. Mori thinks that Bayle's use of Saint Evremond was one of his "provocations aimed at orthodox readers." It is an instance of his thesis that "Bayle's professions of Christian faith, (...)
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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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    The cartesian empiricism of François Bayle.Thomas M. Lennon - 1992 - New York: Garland. Edited by Patricia Ann Easton.
  25. Locke on ideas and representation.Thomas M. Lennon - 2007 - In Lex Newman (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding". New York: Cambridge University Press.
     
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  26. The Rise of Religious Skepticism in the Seventeenth Century.Michael W. Hickson & Thomas M. Lennon - 2014 - In Daniel Kaufman (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Seventeenth Century Philosophy. New York: Routledge. pp. 563-582.
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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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    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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    Pierre Bayle.Thomas M. Lennon - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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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.
  31. The Real Significance of Bayle’s Authorship of the Avis.Michael W. Hickson & Thomas M. Lennon - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 1 (17):191-205.
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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 Will’s Free Choice.Thomas M. Lennon - 2016 - International Philosophical Quarterly 56 (4):411-427.
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    Descartes on What We Can Hardly Do.Thomas M. Lennon - 2023 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 61 (4):585-601.
    abstract: Descartes makes apparently contradictory claims about what we are able to do in response to clear and distinct perception of truth or goodness. An altogether novel interpretation of his concept of moral possibility has recently been advanced, aimed at resolving the contradiction. The argument here is that the basic text from which the interpretation is launched involves a serious mistranslation, and that in any case, the interpretation itself is implausible. The thrust is not merely corrective, however, for the issues (...)
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  35. Proust and the phenomenology of memory.Thomas M. Lennon - 2007 - Philosophy and Literature 31 (1):52-66.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Proust and the Phenomenology of MemoryThomas M. Lennon"I still believe that anything that I do outside of literature and philosophy will be so much time wasted." Thus did the twenty-two year old Marcel Proust (1871–1922) write to his father, reluctantly agreeing to consider a career in the foreign service as an alternative to the legal profession otherwise being urged upon him. ("I should vastly prefer going to work for (...)
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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.
  37. Bayle, Locke, and the metaphysics of toleration.Thomas M. Lennon - 1997 - In Michael Alexander Stewart (ed.), Studies in seventeenth-century European philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press.
  38. Frontmatter.Thomas M. Lennon - 1999 - In Reading Bayle. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
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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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    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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    Malebranche and British Philosophy.Thomas M. Lennon & Charles J. McCracken - 1985 - Philosophical Review 94 (2):275.
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    Representationalism, judgment and perception of distance: further to Yolton and McRae.Thomas M. Lennon - 1980 - Dialogue 19 (1):151-162.
    The recent literature has seriously challenged, and in my view defeated, the traditional representationalist interpretation of Descartes. One contributor to it, John Yolton, has recently extended its arguments to argue that the traditional representationalist interpretation of Locke must be relinquished as well, that Locke, following the Cartesian path of Arnauld, held a semiotic theory of ideas which “de-ontologized” them and construed them as signs or cues in the direct perception of physical objects. The Cartesian support for this view, especially in (...)
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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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    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 logic of ideas and the logic of things: A reply to Chappell.Thomas M. Lennon - 2004 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (3):356–360.
    : A continuation of the debate over the intelligibility, and plausibility, of Yolton's reading of Locke's account of perception. Here, the issue turns on the de‐reification of ideas and its implications for the putative axioms of symmetry and transitivity governing the identity of ideas. The issue is illustrated by what Locke says about confused ideas.
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    E-Collection.Thomas M. Lennon, Sean Allen-Hermanson, Samantha Brennan, Jean-Pierre Schachter, Marceline Morais, Scott Campbell, Zena Ryder & Nebojsa Kujundzic - 2011 - Modern Schoolman 88 (3/4).
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    Bibliographia Malebranchiana: A Critical Guide to the Malebranche Literature Into 1989.Patricia Easton, Thomas M. Lennon & Gregor Sebba - 1992 - Southern Illinois University.
    This bibliography consists of 936 numbered entries, with references to a far greater number of works. The first part covers works by Malebranche and consists of six sections on his collected works, selections from his works, his individual works, translations of his works, his correspondence, and the controversies into which he entered. The second part deals with works on Malebranche and consists of other bibliographical sources, biographical references, and studies. As a critical bibliography, this book contains not only references to (...)
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    The real significance of Bayle's authorship of the Avis.Michael W. Hickson & Thomas M. Lennon - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1):191 – 205.
    Did Bayle write the Avis aux réfugiés? Although the long debate over this question might not be over, we are convinced that strong probability supports Gianluca Mori's position that Bayle was indeed its sole author. We are also convinced, however, that the significance that Mori assigns to Bayle's authorship gets it exactly the wrong way around, for while Mori is right that the Avis is not only consistent but also representative of the views espoused by Bayle in his subsequent work (...)
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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 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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