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    This thesis examines some mind-body problems traditionally ascribed to Descartes' philosophy. One such problem focuses on inconsistencies in Descartes' general causal claims. Another problem, first put forward by Simon Foucher, concerns Descartes' purported espousal of the following inconsistent triad: mind-body causal interaction, mind-body distinctness, and "the causal likeness principle." The final problem is one regarding free will and determinism. ;In the first Chapter I examine the content…Read more
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    The Forgetting of Gender and the New Histories of Philosophy
    Teaching New Histories of Philosophy 87-98. 2004.
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    Margaret Cavendish: Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2001.
    Margaret Cavendish's 1668 edition of Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, presented here in a 2001 edition, holds a unique position in early modern philosophy. Cavendish rejects the Aristotelianism which was taught in the universities in the seventeenth century, and the picture of nature as a grand machine which was propounded by Hobbes, Descartes and members of the Royal Society of London, such as Boyle. She also rejects the views of nature which make reference to immaterial spirits. Inst…Read more
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    Observations upon Experimental Philosophy
    with Margaret Cavendish
    Philosophical Quarterly 54 (214): 175-177. 2004.
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    Women in Western Political Philosophy: Kant to Nietzsche (review)
    Teaching Philosophy 11 (1): 73-76. 1988.
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    Margaret Cavendish, Stoic Antecedent Causes, And Early Modern Occasional Causes
    Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 138 (3): 311-326. 2013.
    Margaret Cavendish was an English natural philosopher. Influenced by Hobbes and by ancient Stoicism, she held that the created, natural world is purely material; there are no incorporeal substances that causally affect the world in the course of nature. However, she parts company with Hobbes and sides with the Stoics in rejecting a participate theory of matter. Instead, she holds that matter is a continuum. She rejects the mechanical philosophy's account of the essence of matter as simply extens…Read more
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    Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher (review)
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (1): 122-124. 2006.
    Eileen O'Neill - Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher - Journal of the History of Philosophy 44:1 Journal of the History of Philosophy 44.1 122-124 Sarah Hutton. Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher. Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. viii + 271. Cloth, $75.00. In 1690 a Latin translation of a philosophical treatise, originally written in English by Anne Conway , was published anonymously. The English manuscript did not survive, but in 1692 the Latin version of Conway's text was t…Read more
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    Influxus Physicus
    In Steven Nadler (ed.), Causation in Early Modern Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University Press. 1993.
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    Mind-body interaction and metaphysical consistency: A defense of Descartes
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 25 (2): 227-245. 1987.
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    Divine impulse, voluntary motion, and intelligible causal models
    Journal of Philosophy 84 (10): 580-581. 1987.
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    The Equality of Men and Women
    In Desmond M. Clarke & Catherine Wilson (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe, Oxford University Press. 2011.
    This article explores the debate on the equality of men and women in early modern Europe. It suggests that both scepticism and Cartesianism provided new arguments to establish the equal capabilities and entitlements of women and men. In this debate, traditional metaphysics was seen once again to support prejudices rather than evidence-based arguments. This article describes some of the most prominent feminist works during this period, including those of Anne Thérèse de Lambert, Gabrielle Suchon,…Read more