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Scott, David (David James Frederick)

Works: 5 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 2,054 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: B1893.E63, 110
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Most widely held works by David Scott
Dialogues on metaphysics and on religion by Nicolas Malebranche( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malebranche's Dialogues on Metaphysics and on Religion is in many ways the best introduction to his thought, and provides the most systematic exposition of his philosophy as a whole. In it, he presents clear and comprehensive statements of his two best-known contributions to metaphysics and epistemology, namely, the doctrines of occasionalism and vision in God; he also states his views on such central issues as self-knowledge, the existence of the external world and the problem of theodicy. His skilful handling of the dialogue form enables the reader to see how he responds to objections made to his earlier work The Search after Truth. This edition presents a translation of the text which is clear, readable and more accurate than any of its predecessors, together with an introduction that analyses Malebranche's central teachings and explains the importance of the Dialogues in the context of seventeenth-century philosophy
On Malebranche by David Scott( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This brief text assists students in understanding Malebranche's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), On Malebranche is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper."--BOOK JACKET
The metaphysics of dappledness : Charles S. Peirce and Nancy Cartwright on the philosophy of science by Paul David Wilkinson Teel( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary philosopher of science Nancy Cartwright (b. 1944) has raised many an eyebrow with her books How the Laws of Physics Lie (1983) and The Dappled World (1999), among others. The primary task of this dissertation is to link her philosophy with that of Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914), a link that includes Duns Scotus. My focus is especially on the criticism Peirce would have of Cartwright, and on the philosophical support he can offer her. The question is this: Given her stated philosophy of science, to what else must Cartwright be philosophically committed? This includes discussions of metaphysics, scholastic realism, laws of nature, and the very possibility of science. There are many striking similarities between Peirce and Cartwright, but I argue that he sees further and deeper into the metaphysical implications of her views on science
Leibniz's critique of occasionalism by David James Frederick Scott( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christian theology and the modern science of nature : a critical analysis of Michael Beresford Foster's Mind articles by Paul David Wilkinson Teel( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1934, Oxford philosopher Michael Beresford Foster (1903-1959) published an article in Mind, the prestigious British journal of philosophy. The article argued for a positive relationship between Christian theology and the rise of modern science. Two more Mind articles followed in 1935 and 1936. Taken as a whole, the three articles make for one philosophically sophisticated and complex argument, often referred to as the "Foster Thesis." In this paper I aim to contribute to the `Fosterian' conversation in two ways: in Part One, I present a thorough and detailed synthesis of Foster's three Mind articles, and in Part Two, I present a critical literature review of published references to the Foster Thesis. The first has never been done before, and the second has not been done since 1964 (at which time there were only six published references, as opposed to the more than forty today)
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Dialogues on metaphysics and on religion
On Malebranche
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