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Introduction

Stephen Voss

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book contains a collection of scholarship dedicated to Cartesian philosophy. It describes them as the cutting edge of work on Descartes, providing new answers and sometimes asking new questions ... More


Generosity and Phenomenology: Remarks on Michel Henry's Interpretation of the Cartesian Cogito

Jean-Luc Marion

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter ventures into a deeper interpretation of the concept of cogito, ergo sum. The chapter begins with a presentation of the newly-reborn challenge and contact of Descartes' thoughts to ... More


Practical Reasoning

Barry Stroud

in Philosophers Past and Present: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608591
eISBN:
9780191729621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608591.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter takes a few elementary steps into the huge question of how thinking and deliberating about what to do issues in action. It starts from Hume's claims that ‘reason alone can never be a ... More


Reason in the Short Treatise

Colin Marshall

in The Young Spinoza: A Metaphysician in the Making

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199971657
eISBN:
9780199346127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971657.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter studies Spinoza’s mostly neglected account of reason in the Korte Verhandeling (KV). That account, the chapter argues, has at least four features that distinguish it from that of the ... More


“Promising” Ideas: Hobbes and contract in Spinoza’s political philosophy

Don Garrett

in Necessity and Nature in Spinoza's Philosophy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195307771
eISBN:
9780190880019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195307771.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Like Hobbes, Spinoza prominently invokes promising and contracts (covenants) in his discussion of the foundations of the state—primarily, but not exclusively, in his Theological-Political Treatise. ... More


The Passions: Some Basic Distinctions

Jay L. Garfield

in The Concealed Influence of Custom: Hume's Treatise from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190933401
eISBN:
9780190933432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933401.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins the exploration of Book II of the Treatise. It explores and explains the distinctions between calm and violent passions and between direct and indirect passions, as they are drawn ... More


The Passions and Human Nature

Jay L. Garfield

in The Concealed Influence of Custom: Hume's Treatise from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190933401
eISBN:
9780190933432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933401.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the causes of the passions and their role in Hume’s psychology. I argue that the passions form the foundation of Hume’s naturalistic program to explain human nature and ... More


Hume’s Moral Psychology

Jay L. Garfield

in The Concealed Influence of Custom: Hume's Treatise from the Inside Out

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190933401
eISBN:
9780190933432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933401.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter concludes the discussion of Book II as the theoretical foundation for the Treatise as a whole. It addresses the role of the passions in moral psychology, showing how they ground our ... More


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