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    This essay argues that Berkeley’s doctrine of notions is an account of concept-formation that offers a middle-way between empiricism and innatism, something which Berkeley himself asserts at Siris 308. First, the widespread assumption that Berkeley accepts Locke’s conceptual empiricism is questioned, with particular attention given to Berkeley’s views on innatism and ideas of reflection. Then, it is shown that Berkeley’s doctrine of notions comes very close to the refined form ofinnatism to be f…Read more
  • Was Locke an atomist?
    Locke Studies 5 75-101. 2005.
  • The Cartesian element in Locke's anti-Cartesian conception of body
    In Philippe Hamou & Martine Pécharman (eds.), Locke and Cartesian Philosophy, Oxford University Press. 2018.
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    Common Sense and the Natural Light in George Berkeley’s Philosophy
    with Petr Glombíček
    Philosophia 49 (2): 651-665. 2020.
    It is argued that George Berkeley’s term ‘common sense’ does not indicate shared conviction, but the shared capacity of reasonable judgement, and is therefore to be classed as a mental ability, not a belief-system. Common sense is to be distinguished from theoretical understanding which, in Berkeley’s view, is frequently corrupted either by learned prejudice, or by language that lacks meaning or camouflages contradiction. It is also to be distinguished from the deliverances of divine revelation,…Read more
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    Primary qualities, secondary qualities and Locke's impulse principle
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1). 2009.
    In this paper I shall focus attention on a principle which lies at the heart of Locke's distinction between primary and secondary qualities. It is to be found explicitly or implicitly stated at many places in the Essay , but its clearest expression is at E.II.viii.11, where Locke writes that ' Impulse [is] the only way which we can conceive Bodies operate in'. Let us call it 'the impulse principle'. The first task is to describe what exactly the term impulse means here and to what the principle …Read more
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    John Locke and Natural Philosophy
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (1): 204-207. 2013.
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 204-207, January 2013
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    Leading scholars critically assess the pioneering environmental philosophy of J. Baird Callicott.
  • Land, Value, Community: Callicott and Environmental Philosophy
    with Wayne Ouderkirk
    Environmental Values 13 (1): 130-132. 2004.
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    Is there a moral obligation to save the family farm?
    Environmental Ethics 14 (3): 275-278. 1992.
  • Is There a Moral Obligation to Save the Family Farm? (review)
    Environmental Ethics 14 (3): 275-278. 1992.