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    Descartes's Concept of Mind.Lilli Alanen - 2003 - Harvard University Press.
    Descartes's concept of the mind, as distinct from the body with which it forms a union, set the agenda for much of Western philosophy's subsequent reflection on human nature and thought. This is the first book to give an analysis of Descartes's pivotal concept that deals with all the functions of the mind, cognitive as well as volitional, theoretical as well as practical and moral. Focusing on Descartes's view of the mind as intimately united to and intermingled with the body, (...)
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  2. Descartes’s Concept of Mind.Lilli Alanen - 2003 - Harvard University Press.
    This is the first book to give an analysis of Descartes's pivotal concept that deals with all the functions of the mind, cognitive as well as volitional, ...
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  3. Descartes' Concept of Mind.Lilli Alanen - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (224):449-450.
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    Descartes.Lilli Alanen - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy 86 (1):44-49.
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    The Powers and Mechanisms of the Passions.Lilli Alanen - 2006 - In Saul Traiger (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 179–198.
    This chapter contains section titled: Introductory Remarks The Cartesian Background Impressions and Ideas Passions as Reflective Impressions Direct and Indirect Passions Association and the Individuation of Passions Perception and Perceiving Passions and Moral Sentiments Notes References Further reading.
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    Spinoza on Passions and Self—Knowledge: The Case of Pride.Lilli Alanen - 2012 - In Martin Pickavé & Lisa Shapiro (eds.), Emotion and Cognitive Life in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 234.
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    Personal Identity, Passions, and "The True Idea of the Human Mind".Lilli Alanen - 2014 - Hume Studies 40 (1):3-28.
    Hume is famous for his criticism of substantial minds, free will, and self-consciousness—central elements in traditional philosophical accounts of persons. His empiricism dissolves self-inspecting minds into heaps of distinct perceptions and turns cognitive faculties into successions of causally related, discrete impressions and ideas. Whatever regularities the complex ideas and their bundles or heaps display are explained by laws of association of ideas, which are supposed to play the same role in the mental world as Newton’s laws of gravitation play in (...)
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  8. The foundations of modality and conceivability in Descartes and his predecessors.Lilli Alanen - 1988 - In Simo Knuuttila (ed.), Modern Modalities: Studies of the History of Modal Theories From Medieval Nominalism to Logical Positivism. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 1-69.
    Descartes's view of modality is analyzed by contrast to two earlier models: the ancient realist one, defended by Boethius, where possibility and necessity are connected to natural potency, and the modern intensionalist one, which dissociates necessary and possible truths from any ontological foundation, treating them as conceptual, a priori given preconditions for any intellect. The emergence of this view is traced from Gilbert of Poitiers to duns Scotus, Ockham and Suarez. The Cartesian theory of the creation of eternal truths, it (...)
     
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    Love and Objective Reality in Spinoza’s Account of the Mind’s Power over the Affects.Lilli Alanen - 2023 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 101 (3):517-533.
    This paper explores Spinoza’s therapy of passions and method of salvation through knowledge and love of God. His optimism about this method is perplexing: it is not even clear how his God, who is unlike any traditional notion of divinity, can be loved. Sorting out Spinoza’s view involves distinguishing an ethics of bondage from another of freedom, and two corresponding notions of love of God. The paper argues that the highest kind of love—‘pure intellectual love of God’—should not be understood (...)
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    Self-Awareness and Cognitive Agency in Descartes’s Meditations.Lilli Alanen - 2016 - Philosophical Topics 44 (1):3-26.
    There are two main strands in the afterlife of Descartes’s famous redefinition of mind in terms of thinking likely to color one’s reading of his notion of mind or self. The one stressed most by his posterity and developed from early on in the empiricist tradition sees consciousness as its main characteristic. The other focuses on reason and rationality. This paper discusses the textual support for the first reading promoted by Ryle and his followers and aligns itself with the second (...)
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  11. Descartes' Mind‐Body Composites, Psychology and Naturalism.Lilli Alanen - 2008 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 51 (5):464 – 484.
    This paper reflects on the status of Descartes' notion of the mind-body union as an object of knowledge in the framework of his new philosophy of nature, and argues that it should be taken seriously as representing a third kind of real thing or reality—that of human nature. Because it does not meet the criteria of distinctness that the two natures composing it—those of thinking minds and extended bodies— meet, the phenomena referred to it, which are objects of psychology as (...)
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  12. Descartes, conceivability, and logical modality.Lilli Alanen - 1991 - In Tamara Horowitz (ed.), Thought Experiments in Science and Philosophy. Rowman & Littlefield.
    This paper examines Descartes' controversial theory of the creation of eternal truths and the views of modality attributed to Descartes in recent interpretations of it. It shows why attempts to make Descartes' view intelligible by distinctions of different kinds of modality fail to do justice to his theory, which is radical indeed without being incoherent or involving universal possibilism or irrationalism. Descartes' opposition to traditional rationalist views of modality, it suggests, can be seen instead as foreshadowing contemporary views prefixed, logical (...)
     
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    Descartes's dualism and the philosophy of mind.Lilli Alanen - 1989 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 94 (3):391 - 413.
    Cet article étudie la vue cartésienne de l'homme et la connaissance obtenue par la notion de l'union de l'âme et du corps. Le but est d'analyser les conséquences de la distinction cartésienne entre des notions primitives différentes et incomparables, et des différents genres de connaître qui s'en suivent, conséquences qui à cause de l'influence de la version Ryleienne du dualisme cartésien sont restées largement ignorées dans les débats anglo-américains récents. This paper examines Descartes's view of man and the understanding involved (...)
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    Descartes on the Will and the Power to do Otherwise.Lilli Alanen - 2002 - In Henrik Lagerlund & Mikko Yrjonsuri (eds.), Emotions and Choice From Boethius to Descartes. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 279--298.
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    Spinoza on the Human Mind.Lilli Alanen - 2011 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 35 (1):4-25.
  16. Reconsidering Descartes's notion of the mind-body union.Lilli Alanen - 1996 - Synthese 106 (1):3 - 20.
    This paper examines Descartes's third primary notion and the distinction between different kinds of knowledge based on different and mutually irreducible primary notions. It discusses the application of the notions of clearness and distinctness to the domain of knowledge based on that of mind-body union. It argues that the consequences of the distinctions Descartes is making with regard to our knowledge of the human mind and nature are rather different from those that have been attributed to Descartes due to the (...)
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  17. Affects and ideas in Spinoza's therapy of passions.Lilli Alanen - 2017 - In Alix Cohen & Robert Stern (eds.), Thinking about the Emotions : A Philosophical History. Oxford University Press.
     
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  18. Cartesian scientia and the human soul.Lilli Alanen - 2008 - Vivarium 46 (3):418-442.
    Descartes's conception of matter changed the account of physical nature in terms of extension and related quantitative terms. Plants and animals were turned into species of machines, whose natural functions can be explained mechanistically. This article reflects on the consequences of this transformation for the psychology of human soul. In so far the soul is rational it lacks extension, yet it is also united with the body and affected by it, and so it is able to act on extended matter. (...)
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  19. Descartes and Spinoza on the Love of God.Lilli Alanen - 2016 - In Hemmo Laiho & Arto Repo (eds.), DE NATURA RERUM - Scripta in honorem professoris Olli Koistinen sexagesimum annum complentis. Turku: University of Turku. pp. 74-97.
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    Descartes, Duns Scotus and Ockham on Omnipotence and Possibility.Lilli Alanen - 1985 - Franciscan Studies 45 (1):157-188.
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    Thought-talk: Descartes and Sellars on intentionality.Lilli Alanen - 1992 - American Philosophical Quarterly 29 (1):19-34.
  22. What are emotions about?Lilli Alanen - 2003 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (2):311-354.
    This paper discusses the interrelations between three aspects of human emotions: their intentionality, their expressivity and their moral significance. It distinguishes three kinds of philosophical views of emotions: the cognitivist (classically held by the Stoics), the emotivist which reduces emotions to non-intentional bodily sensations and physiological states, and the moral phenomenologist, the latter being held by Annette Baier, whose work is the focus of the discussion. Her view, which represents an original development of ideas found in Descartes and Hume, avoids (...)
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  23. Descartes, omnipotence, and kinds of modality.Lilli Alanen - 1988 - In Peter H. Hare (ed.), Doing Philosophy Historically. Prometheus Books. pp. 182--200.
     
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    What Are Emotions About?Lilli Alanen - 2003 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (2):311-334.
    This paper discusses the interrelations between three aspects of human emotions: their intentionality, their expressivity and their moral significance. It distinguishes three kinds of philosophical views of emotions: the cognitivist (classically held by the Stoics), the emotivist which reduces emotions to non‐intentional bodily sensations and physiological states, and the moral phenomenologist, the latter being held by Annette Baier, whose work is the focus of the discussion. Her view, which represents an original development of ideas found in Descartes and Hume, avoids (...)
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    The Soul’s Extension: Elisabeth’s Solution to Descartes’s Mind–Body Problem.Lilli Alanen - 2021 - In Sabrina Ebbersmeyer & Sarah Hutton (eds.), Elisabeth of Bohemia : A Philosopher in Her Historical Context. Springer Verlag. pp. 145-161.
    This paper examines and reflects on Princess Elisabeth’s of Bohemia exchange with Descartes concerning the notorious difficulties of his doctrine of human nature as a union of two independent and mutually exclusive substances mind and body. The aim is to situate her questions in the context of the debate Descartes’s doctrine spurred among his contemporaries and to show the philosophical interest of her own contribution to the understanding of and clarification of the issues confronting Descartes.
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    Hume Studies Referees 2005–2006.Kate Abramson, Donald Ainslie, Lilli Alanen, Julia Annas, Margaret Atherton, Carla Bagnoli, Donald Baxter, Martin Bell, Richard Bett & Colin Bird - 2006 - Hume Studies 32 (2):391-393.
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  27. Behöver filosofin sin historia?Lilli Alanen - 1999 - Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 2.
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    Commonality and particularity in ethics.Lilli Alanen, Sara Heinämaa & Thomas Wallgren (eds.) - 1997 - New York: St. Martin's Press.
    Reflections on moral discourse and its contexts are provided and the authors discuss the nature and tasks of moral philosophy. The collection creates a dialogue between different philosophical views.
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    Current periodical articles.Lilli Alanen - 1992 - American Philosophical Quarterly 29 (1).
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  30. Cartesian scientia and the human soul.Lilli Alanen - 2008 - In Dominik Perler (ed.), Transformations of the soul: Aristotelian psychology, 1250-1650. Brill.
     
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  31. Feminist Reflections on the History of Philosophy.Lilli Alanen & Charlotte Witt (eds.) - 2004 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Feminist work in the history of philosophy has come of age as an innovative field in the history of philosophy. This volume marks that accomplishment with original essays by leading feminist scholars who ask basic questions: What is distinctive of feminist work in the history of philosophy? Is there a method that is distinctive of feminist historical work? How can women philosophers be meaningfully included in the history of the discipline? Who counts as a philosopher? This collection is a unique (...)
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  32. Om besinning, förnuft och rationalitetens utarmning.Lilli Alanen - 2001 - Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 1.
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    Omnipotence, Modality, and Conceivability.Lilli Alanen - 2007 - In Janet Broughton & John Carriero (eds.), A Companion to Descartes. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 353–371.
    This chapter contains section titled: Acknowledgments References and Further Reading.
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  34. Om självkunskapens möjlighet.Lilli Alanen - 2006 - Norsk Filosofisk Tidsskrift 3.
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    Studies in Cartesian epistemology and philosophy of mind.Lilli Alanen - 1982 - Helsinki: Akateeminen kirjakauppa.
  36. Spinoza on the human mind.Lilli Alanen - 2011 - In Peter A. French (ed.), Early Modern Philosophy Reconsidered. Wiley-Blackwell.
  37. 5. The Metaphysics of Error and Will.Lilli Alanen - 2009 - In Andreas Kemmerling (ed.), René Descartes: Meditationen Über Die Erste Philosophie. Akademie Verlag. pp. 81-100.
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  38. The Role of Will in Descartes’ Account of Judgment.Lilli Alanen - 2012 - In Karen Detlefsen (ed.), Descartes' Meditations: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press. pp. 176-199.
    Discussions of the account of judgment offered in the Fourth Meditation tend to focus on its role in Descartes' epistemology and his response to skepticism. The main focus of the Fourth Meditation is the true and the false, and it completes the discussion conducted in the Second and Third Meditation about truth and falsity and the proper use of the truth rule. This chapter summarizes Descartes' view of the nature of judgment before examining more closely the account of the will (...)
     
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    Rakkauden filosofia.Esa Saarinen, Lilli Alanen & Ilkka Niiniluoto (eds.) - 1984 - Porvoo: Söderström.
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    Descartes by John Cottingham. [REVIEW]Lilli Alanen - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy 86 (1):44-49.
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    Review of John Cottingham, Cartesian Reflections: Essays on Descartes's Philosophy[REVIEW]Lilli Alanen - 2009 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009 (8).
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