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    Spinoza, Leibniz, and the Gods of Philosophy
    In Smith Justin & Fraenkel Carlos (eds.), The Rationalists, Springer/synthese. pp. 167--182. 2011.
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    Descartes: An Intellectual Biography by Stephen Gaukroger (review)
    Journal of Philosophy 93 (2): 101-104. 1996.
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    Occasionalism: Causation Among the Cartesians
    Oxford University Press. 2010.
    These essays examine the philosophical, scientific, theological and religious themes and arguments of occasionalism, as well as its roots in medieval views on ...
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    Malebranche and Ideas.Treatise on Nature and Grace
    with Lisa Downing, Nicolas Malebranche, and Patrick Riley
    Philosophical Review 104 (1): 122. 1995.
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    Spinoza's 'Ethics': An Introduction
    Cambridge University Press. 2006.
    Spinoza's Ethics is one of the most remarkable, important, and difficult books in the history of philosophy: a treatise simultaneously on metaphysics, knowledge, philosophical psychology, moral philosophy, and political philosophy. It presents, in Spinoza's famous 'geometric method', his radical views on God, Nature, the human being, and happiness. In this wide-ranging 2006 introduction to the work, Steven Nadler explains the doctrines and arguments of the Ethics, and shows why Spinoza's endless…Read more
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    Cartesianism and Port-Royal
    The Monist 71 (4): 573-584. 1988.
    Contrary to what appears to be popular belief, Port-Royal was not a bastion of cartesianism. In fact, Of all the port-Royalists of the seventeenth century, Only arnauld can be considered a cartesian in any interesting sense. Most of the others associated with the order were hostile to the new philosophy and actively campaigned against it, Believing it to pose a threat to piety and "true" religion. This can be seen by examining the writings of de sacy, Du vaucel, And nicole, And the various philo…Read more
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    5 Malebranche on Causation
    In Steven M. Nadler (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Malebranche, Cambridge University Press. pp. 112. 2000.
  • Aaron V. Garrett: Meaning in Spinoza's Method
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 12 (2): 345-347. 2004.
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    "--Larry Silver, University of Pennsylvania ""The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter" is an excellent introduction for general readers to Descartes and his thought. Nadler brings the story and ideas to life.
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    Knowledge, volitional agency and causation in Malebranche and geulincx
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 7 (2). 1999.
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    Spinoza and consciousness
    Mind 117 (467): 575-601. 2008.
    Most discussions of Spinoza and consciousness—and there are not many— conclude either that he does not have an account of consciousness, or that he does have one but that it is at best confused, at worst hopeless. I argue, in fact, that people have been looking in the wrong place for Spinoza's account of consciousness, namely, at his doctrine of "ideas of ideas". Indeed, Spinoza offers the possibility of a fairly sophisticated, naturalistic account of consciousness, one that grounds it in the na…Read more