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The Cambridge companion to Locke's "Essay concerning human understanding"
Introduction Lex Newman 1. The intellectual setting and aims of the Essay G. A. J. Rogers 2. Locke's polemic against nativism Samuel C. Rickless 3. The taxonomy of ideas in Locke's Essay MarthaExpand
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The Fourth Meditation
Recent scholarship suggests that Descartes's effort to establish a truth criterion is not viciously circular (notwithstanding its reputation)-a fact that invites closer scrutiny of hisExpand
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Circumventing Cartesian Circles
Etude de la conception cartesienne de la connaissance fondee sur le critere de l'indubitabilite qui constitue une reponse au defi metacritique du scepticisme pyrrhoniste. Examinant la definition duExpand
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Rocking the Foundations of Cartesian Knowledge: Critical Notice of Janet Broughton, Descartes's Method of Doubt
Janet Broughton's Descartes's Method ofDoubtl is a systematic study of the role of doubt in Descartes's epistemology. The book has two parts. Part 1 focuses on the development of doubt in the FirstExpand
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Locke on Knowledge
The primary aim of this Essay is to explain the central elements of Locke's theory of knowledge. A secondary aim arises from the official definition of knowledge introduced in the opening lines ofExpand
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Power in Locke’s Essay
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Unmasking Descartes's Case for the Bête Machine Doctrine
  • Lex Newman
  • Philosophy
  • Canadian Journal of Philosophy
  • 1 January 2001
Among the more notorious of Cartesian doctrines is the bête machine doctrine — the view that brute animals lack not only reason, but any form of consciousness (having no mind or soul). Recent EnglishExpand
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Locke on the Idea of Substratum
Locke's treatment of substratum is notoriously difficult. Accordingto one commentator, ‘nothing else in the writings of any philosopher matches the doubleness of attitude of the passages aboutExpand
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Descartes' Rationalist Epistemology
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