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    Hume and Ancient Philosophy.Peter Loptson - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (4):741 - 772.
    This paper examines Hume?s comments on and claims about ancient philosophy. A clear and consistent picture emerges from doing so. While Hume is a lover of ancient literature, he holds ancient philosophy in very low regard, as passage after passage discloses, with one qualification and one important exception. Hume appropriates the mantle of ?Academic? sceptic for himself; but in fact his Academic (or ?mitigated?) scepticism has only minimal affinity with the ancient school of this name, having more in common with (...)
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    Leibniz’s Body Realism: Two Interpretations.Peter Loptson - 2006 - The Leibniz Review 16:1-42.
    In this paper we argue for the robustness of Leibniz's commitment to the reality (but not substantiality) of body. We claim that a number of his most important metaphysical doctrines — among them, psychophysical parallelism, the harmony between efficient and final causes, the connection of all things, and the argument for the plurality of substances stemming from his solution to the continuum problem— make no sense if he is interpreted as giving an eliminative reduction of bodies to perceptions.
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    Leibniz’s Body Realism.Peter Loptson - 2006 - The Leibniz Review 16:1-42.
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    Was Leibniz an Idealist?Peter Loptson - 1999 - Philosophy 74 (3):361-385.
    This paper raises complication for the standard interpretive view of Liebniz's mature metaphysical system as idealist. Body-realist affirmations are found in his writings up to his death, in bulk and diversity very difficult to accommodate to phenomenalist or idealist construal. Claims of Leibnizian inconsistency and indecisiveness do not seem adequately to account for them. The view that body is real for Liebniz, though not a substance, is explored. Alternative non-idealist interpretations of the system are considered, the most plausible argued to (...)
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    Leibniz’s Body Realism.Peter Loptson - 2006 - The Leibniz Review:1-42.
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    Leibniz’s Body Realism.Peter Loptson - 2006 - The Leibniz Review 16:1-42.
  7. Locke, Reid, and Personal Identity.Peter Loptson - 2004 - Philosophical Forum 35 (1):51–63.
  8. Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics.Peter Loptson - 2001 - University of Toronto Press.
    In Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics, Peter Loptson argues for a conception of metaphysics as the most general or comprehensive method of inquiry. Working from a broadly analytic and naturalist perspective, he confronts positions that claim metaphysics to be impossible, as advanced in ancient, Kantian, post-Kantian, and contemporary philosophy, showing them to be unsuccessful. He draws the topics of his selective investigation of metaphysics partly from the work of Kant, whom he conceives as a primary guide to what metaphysical enquiry (...)
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  9. Hud Hudson, A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23:35-39.
     
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  10. Reality: Fundamental Topics in Metaphysics.Peter Loptson - 2003 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (2):497-500.
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    Anselm, Meinong, and the Ontological Argument.Peter J. Loptson - 1980 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 11 (3):185 - 194.
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    Impressions, Ideas, and Ontological Type.Peter Loptson - 2021 - Hume Studies 44 (2):123-157.
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    Re-Examining the 'End of History' Idea and World History Since Hegel.Peter Loptson - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 12:175-182.
    This paper offers an analysis of central features of modern world history which suggest a confirmation, and extension, of something resembling Fukuyama's Kojeve-Hegel *end of history' thesis. As is well known, Kojeve interpreted Hegel as having argued that in a meaningful sense history, as struggle and endeavour to achieve workable stasis in the mutual relations of selves and state-society collectivities, literally came to an end with Napoleon's 1806 victory at the battle of Jena. That victory led to the establishment or (...)
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  14. Margaret Atherton, Ed., Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15 (3):153-156.
  15. Contra Meinong.Peter Loptson - 2009 - In Nicholas Griffin & Dale Jacquette (eds.), Russell Vs. Meinong: The Legacy of "on Denoting". Routledge.
     
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  16. Discourse on Metaphysics and Other Writings.Peter Loptson (ed.) - 2012 - Broadview Press.
    This is an edition of what are arguably Leibniz's three most important presentations of his metaphysical system: the Discourse on Metaphysics, from 1686, and The Principles of Nature and of Grace and The Monadology, from 1714. Based on the Latta and Montgomery translations and revised by the editor, these texts set out the essentials of Leibniz's mature metaphysical views. The edition includes an introductory essay and a set of appendices of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century texts, which help illuminate and contextualize Leibniz's (...)
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  17. From Athens to Auschwitz: The Uses of History. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 2006 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 36 (1):421-425.
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  18. G.W. Leibniz And Samuel Clarke, Correspondence. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20:363-365.
  19. Hans-Georg Gadamer, "Reason in the Age of Science". [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (1):149.
     
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  20. Hud Hudson, A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (1):35-39.
     
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  21. Julian Young, "Willing and Unwilling: A Study in the Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer". [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1990 - Dialogue 29 (4):612.
     
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  22. Lutz Niethammer , Posthistoire: Has History Come to an End? [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1993 - Philosophy in Review 13:176-179.
     
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  23. Lutz Niethammer (in Collaboration with Dirk van Laak), Posthistoire: Has History Come to an End? Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 1993 - Philosophy in Review 13 (4):176-179.
     
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  24. Margaret Atherton, Berkeley's Revolution in Vision. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12:379-383.
     
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  25. Margaret Atherton, Ed., Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1995 - Philosophy in Review 15:153-156.
  26. Paul Gochet, Ascent to Truth: A Critical Examination of Quine's Philosophy Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 1988 - Philosophy in Review 8 (7):265-268.
     
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  27. Philosophy, History, and Myth: Essays and Talks.Peter Loptson - 2002 - University Press of America.
    Philosophy, History, and Myth is a collection of essays that were originally delivered as academic lectures. The essays are relatively informal explorations of topics in the history of philosophy, logic and its philosophical relevance, materialism in the philosophy of mind, the Hegelian end of history, the role of humanism in the contemporary world, and relations between philosophy and myth, broadly and also more specifically with reference to themes in early Greek literature.
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    Readings on Human Nature.Peter Loptson (ed.) - 1998 - Broadview Press.
    This anthology brings together 45 selections by a wide range of philosophers and other thinkers, and provides a representative sampling of the approaches to the study of human nature that have been taken within the western tradition. The selections range in time from the ancient Greeks to the 1990s, and in political orientation from the conservative individualism of Ayn Rand to the liberalism of John Rawls. Classic writings from the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries are here (Descartes, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, and (...)
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  29. The End-of-History Idea Revisited.Peter Loptson - 2005 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 35 (1):51-74.
     
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    Theories of Human Nature, Third Edition.Peter Loptson - 2006 - Broadview Press.
    This book explores the idea of human nature and the many understandings of it put forward by such diverse figures as Aristotle, Rousseau, Marx, Freud, Darwin, and E.O. Wilson. Each chapter looks at a different theory and offers a concise explanation, assessing the theory's plausibility without forcing it into a mould. Some chapters deal with the ideas of only one thinker, while others (such as the chapters on liberalism and feminism) present a variety of different positions. A clear distinction is (...)
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    Theories of Human Nature - Third Edition.Peter Loptson - 2006 - Broadview Press.
    This book explores the idea of human nature and the many understandings of it put forward by such diverse figures as Aristotle, Rousseau, Marx, Freud, Darwin, and E.O. Wilson. Each chapter looks at a different theory and offers a concise explanation, assessing the theory's plausibility without forcing it into a mould. Some chapters deal with the ideas of only one thinker, while others present a variety of different positions. A clear distinction is made between theories of human nature and the (...)
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  32. Naturalism.Peter Loptson - 2007 - In Constantin Boundas (ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Philosophies. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 116-127.
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    The Origins of Lonergan's Notion of the Dialectic of History Michael Shute Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993, Xxii + 206 Pp. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (3):633-636.
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  34. Andrea Nye, The Princess and the Philosopher: Letters of Elisabeth of the Palatine to René Descartes Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 2000 - Philosophy in Review 20 (1):55-57.
     
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  35. Nathan Salmon and Scott Soames, Eds., Propositions and Attitudes. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1990 - Philosophy in Review 10 (9):377-380.
     
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    Mind and Meaning.Peter Loptson - 1986 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 16 (1):137-155.
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    Spinozist Monism.Peter Loptson - 1988 - Philosophia 18 (1):19-38.
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    Promoting the Good: Fekete on Equity Advocacy in Canada. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (2):343-358.
    Social and political topics of public concern shift and reconfigure themselves with volatility as well as speed in contemporary life. Issues ignite and arouse constituencies of response, in alliance and opposition, with a quite uncertain degree of predictability, even if with periodicities and a detectable routing circuitry about which it is easy to become cynical, or at least fatigued. Something burns, now, among us; and we would prefer not to think much about the fact that it, or a close relative, (...)
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  39. Margaret Atherton, Berkeley's Revolution in Vision Reviewed By.Peter Loptson - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (6):379-383.
     
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    Malpas, J. E. Place and Experience: A Philosophical Topography.Peter Loptson - 2002 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (1):187-190.
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    Cartesian Dualism.Peter J. Loptson - 1977 - Idealistic Studies 7 (1):50-60.
    I want to suggest in this essay that there are some problems in the interpretation of Descartes’ views about persons, minds, the mental, and the physical—about so-called “Cartesian dualism” in general—which have not been in any explicit or systematic way noticed or confronted. There are two primary problems I shall explore. They are both at least apparent inconsistencies in Descartes’ views. The first of them may be only a terminological inconsistency, and fairly easily resolved. The second is far more crucial, (...)
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    Hume After Three Hundred Years.Peter Loptson - 2013 - The European Legacy 18 (4):398-413.
    Among the great western philosophers, David Hume enjoys at present as high and honoured a position as any, especially with the attention he has drawn in 2011, which marked the three-hundredth anniversary of his birth. The general drift of the accounts of Hume?s philosophical ideas has tended over the past few dozen years and more to be extremely positive and typically celebratory. Admirers of the man?widely regarded as the very model of the philosophical life?and of his philosophical views, are legion. (...)
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    A Border Dispute: The Place of Logic in Psychology.Peter Loptson - 1988 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (4):743-763.
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    Adam Potkay, The Pursuit for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume.William R. Connolly, Peter Loptson & Adam Potkay - 2001 - Hume Studies 27 (1):149-179.
    It is a pleasure to be able to pay tribute to Adam Potkay’s interesting and impressive book on two of the most important figures in the eighteenth century. It brings together the philosophical and the literary, the “anatomist” and the “painter” of the passions and the moral life, integrating worlds that, however isolated they may have become in the twentieth century, were not seen as all that distinct in the eighteenth. Having said this, the most remarkable feature of Potkay’s book (...)
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    On Truth: A Neo-Pragmatist Treatise in Logic, Metaphysics and Epistemology Richard Bosley Washington: University Press of America, 1982. Pp. Xiii, 230. $20.50 Cloth; $10.25 Paper. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (1):149-152.
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    Re-Examining the 'End of History' Idea and World History Since Hegel.Peter Loptson - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 12:175-182.
    This paper offers an analysis of central features of modern world history which suggest a confirmation, and extension, of something resembling Fukuyama's Kojeve-Hegel *end of history' thesis. As is well known, Kojeve interpreted Hegel as having argued that in a meaningful sense history, as struggle and endeavour to achieve workable stasis in the mutual relations of selves and state-society collectivities, literally came to an end with Napoleon's 1806 victory at the battle of Jena. That victory led to the establishment or (...)
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    Compatibilism.Peter Loptson - 1991 - Cogito 5 (1):24-30.
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    Lockean Ideas and 18th Century British Philosophy.Peter Loptson - 1990 - Theoria 56 (1-2):85-106.
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    Conceiving as Existent: A Final Rejoinder to Davis. [REVIEW]Peter Loptson - 1986 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 19 (1/2):123 - 125.
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    The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought: By Dennis C. Rasmussen, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2017, Xiii + 316 Pp., $29.95/£24.95.Peter Loptson - 2020 - The European Legacy 25 (7-8):875-877.
    This admirable book describes the lives and friendship of two of the greatest thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment: David Hume and Adam Smith. Its account of their careers, writings and interacti...
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