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Lennon, Thomas M.

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Works: 28 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 7,558 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: B1875, 194
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Publications about Thomas M Lennon
Publications by Thomas M Lennon
Most widely held works by Thomas M Lennon
The search after truth : translated from the French by Thomas M. Lennon and Paul J. Olscamp ; Elucidations of the Search after truth : translated from the French by Thomas M. Lennon / Nicolas Malebranche. Philosophical commentary by Nicolas Malebranche( Book )
17 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
"It is evident that God can have no other end of acting than Himself; that he cannot create Spirits but to know and love Him that he can neither give them any knowledge, nor impress upon them any love, but what is for, and tends to Himself; but he might have refused to unite our bodies those spirits which He has united. Therefore the relation of our minds to God is natural, necessary, and absolutely indispensable, but their relation to our bodies, though natural, is not of absolute necessity, nor of indispensable obligation. It is not difficulty to make out to attentive persons, and such as are skilled in true philosophy: for they need only be put in mind, that since the will of God regulates the nature of all things, it is more congenial to the nature of the soul to be united with God, that to be united to the body. First, we shall speak of the errors of the senses; secondly of the errors of imagination; thirdly, of the errors of pure intellect; fourthly, of the errors of our inclinations; and fifthly, of the errors of the passions. And thus, having made an essay to rid of the soul of the error which she's subject to, we shall, lastly, lay down a general method to conduct her in the search for truth"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The battle of the gods and giants : the legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715 by Thomas M Lennon( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
By the mid-1600s, the commonsense, manifest picture of the world associated with Aristotle had been undermined by skeptical arguments on the one hand and by the rise of the New Science on the other. What would be the scientific image to succeed the Aristotelian model? Thomas Lennon argues here that the contest between the supporters of Descartes and the supporters of Gassendi to decide this issue was the most important philosophical debate of the latter half of the seventeenth century. Descartes and Gassendi inspired their followers with radically opposed perspectives on space, the objects in it, and how these objects are known. Lennon maintains that differing concepts on these matters implied significant moral and political differences: the Descartes/Gassendi conflict was typical of Plato's perennial battle of the gods (friends of forms) and giants (materialists), and the crux of that enduring philosophical struggle is the exercise of moral and political authority. Lennon demonstrates, in addition, that John Locke should be read as having taken up Gassendi's cause against Descartes. In Lennon's reinterpretation of the history of philosophy between the death dates of Gassendi and Malebranche, Locke's acknowledged opposition to Descartes on some issues is applied to the most important questions of Locke exegesis
Problems of Cartesianism ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Reading Bayle by Thomas M Lennon( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) is a key intellectual figure of the period, and his Historical and Critical Dictionary is the philosophy best seller of all time. This work is a critical but sympathetic treatment of a neglected thinker of interest in the fields of the history of modern philosophy, the history of ideas, and 17th century French culture
Bibliographia Malebranchiana : a critical guide to the Malebranche literature into 1989 by Patricia Ann Easton( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
The plain truth : Descartes, Huet, and skepticism by Thomas M Lennon( Book )
16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Offers a study of Pierre-Daniel Huet's "Censura philosophiae cartesiana" (1689) and the controversy surrounding it, and shows that there are good answers to the perennial standard criticisms of Descartes' philosophy: the method of doubt, the cogito, and proofs of God's existence
Against Cartesian philosophy by Pierre-Daniel Huet( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
The cartesian empiricism of François Bayle by Thomas M Lennon( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Cartesian views : papers presented to Richard A. Watson ( Book )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
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The Achilles of rationalist psychology by Thomas M Lennon( Book )
21 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
"How is it that the mind perceives the words of a verse as a verse and not just as a string of words? One answer to this question is that to do so the mind itself must already be unified as a simple thing without parts (and perhaps must therefore be immortal). Kant called this argument the Achilles, perhaps because of its apparent invincibility, and perhaps also because it has a fatal weak spot, or perhaps because it is the champion argument of rationalism. The argument and the problem it addresses have a long history, from the ancient world right up to the present." "The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology consists of newly written papers addressing each of the main contributors to the discussion of the Achilles. Despite the historical importance and intrinsic interest of the argument, very little has been written about it. This volume should therefore be of use to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers across the domains of philosophy, history, and cognitive science."--Jacket
Nicolas Malebranche : the Search after truth by Nicolas Malebranche( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The battle of the Gods and Giants redux : papers presented to Thomas M. Lennon ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The problem of intentionality in recent analytic philosophy by Thomas M Lennon( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The contagious communication of strong imaginations by Thomas M Lennon( Article )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Elucidations of the search after truth by Nicolas Malebranche( Article )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The battle of the gods and giants by Thomas M Lennon( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Arnauld and scepticism: Questions de fait and Questions de droit by Thomas M Lennon( Article )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The search after truth ; Elucidations of the search after truth by Nicolas Malebranche( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The significance of the Barrovian Case by Thomas M Lennon( Article )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Problems of Cartesianism (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas) by John Whitney Davis( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Lennon, T.
Lennon, Thomas M.
Lennon, Thomas Michael 1942-
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English (142)
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