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Lennon, Thomas M.

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Works: 31 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 8,420 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Thomas M Lennon
Problems of Cartesianism by Thomas M Lennon( )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The typical Cartesian collection contains papers which treat the problems arising out of Descartes's philosophy as though they and it appeared for the first time in a recent journal. The approach of this collection is quite different. The eight contributors concentrate on problems faced by Cartesianism which are of historical significance. Without denigrating the importance of the technique of exploiting the texts in a manner that appeals to contemporary philosophical interests, the contributors show how Cartesianism was shaped over time by the criticism it received. This criticism took place in many areas - politics, theology, natural science, and metaphysics - and its scope is reflected in this collection of papers. The efforts of advocates of Cartesianism to produce a biography of Descartes, and the political difficulties they faced, are no less a part of the problems of Cartesianism than are the difficulties alleged against the Cartesian ontology of thought and extension in accounting for transubstatiation. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theories of the formation of the earth, for example, were historically part of the same set of problems as the difficulties in Bible criticism. These significant issues and many others are discussed in this volume
The plain truth : Descartes, Huet, and skepticism by Thomas M Lennon( )

18 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The skeptic Pierre-Daniel Huet's Censura philosophiae cartesianae (1689) is the most comprehensive, unrelenting and devastating critique of Descartes ever. It captures all the issues that now interest readers of Descartes: the method of doubt, the cogito, clarity and distinctness as criteria of truth, the circularity of the Meditations, proofs of God's existence, etc. Naturally, the work provoked great controversy among the Cartesians, who were implicated in various capacities - Nicolas Malebranche as the occasional cause of the publication, and Pierre-Sylvain Regis as the chief defender of the Cartesian camp. What emerges in this study of the controversy is a heroic, defensible Descartes. He possesses hitherto unappreciated answers to the criticisms that have bedeviled his philosophy from his time to ours."--BOOK JACKET
Cartesian views : papers presented to Richard A. Watson( )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reading Bayle by Thomas M Lennon( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member 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
The battle of the gods and giants : the legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715 by Thomas M Lennon( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member 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
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 )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas Malebranche is now recognised as a major figure in the history of philosophy, occupying a crucial place in the Rationalist tradition of Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz. The Search after Truth is his first, longest and most important work; this volume also presents the Elucidations which accompanied its third edition, the result of comments that Malebranche solicited on the original work and an important repository of his theories of ideas and causation. Together, the two texts constitute the complete expression of his mature thought, and are written in his subtle, argumentative and thoroughly readable style. They are presented in the distinguished translations by Thomas M. Lennon and Paul J. Olscamp, together with a historical introduction, a chronology of Malebranche's life, and useful notes on further reading
The Achilles of rationalist psychology by Thomas M Lennon( )

22 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member 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
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 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cartesian empiricism of François Bayle by Thomas M Lennon( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against Cartesian philosophy by Pierre-Daniel Huet( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of the Gods and Giants redux : papers presented to Thomas M. Lennon( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of intentionality in recent analytic philosophy by Thomas M Lennon( )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search after truth ; Elucidations of the search after truth by Nicolas Malebranche( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contagious communication of strong imaginations by Thomas M Lennon( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elucidations of the search after truth by Nicolas Malebranche( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Malebranche : the search after truth by Nicolas Malebranche( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arnauld and scepticism: Questions de fait and Questions de droit by Thomas M Lennon( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bayle's anticipation of Popper by Thomas M Lennon( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Bayle (Toronto Studies in Philosophy) by Thomas M Lennon( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Cartesian views : papers presented to Richard A. Watson
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Cartesian views : papers presented to Richard A. WatsonReading BayleThe battle of the gods and giants : the legacies of Descartes and Gassendi, 1655-1715The 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 commentaryThe Achilles of rationalist psychologyAgainst Cartesian philosophyDesigners' guide to EN 1991-1.2, EN 1993-1.2, 1993-1-2 and 1994-1-2 : handbook for the fire design of steel, composite and concrete structures to the eurocodes
Alternative Names
Lennon, T.

Lennon, Thomas M.

Lennon, Thomas Michael 1942-

Languages
English (162)