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Arguing from Reception History for the Viability of Rational Reconstruction: A Case Study Involving The Reception of Cartesian Ethics in an Anglophone Context From 1650

Gåvertsson, Frits LU (2015) The third annual OZSW conference
Abstract
I argue that Lisa Shapiro’s rational reconstruction of Descartes’s provisional moral code in terms of a broad conception of morality supplies us with an interpretative framework that make historiographical sense of the reception of Descartes’s moral philosophy in an Anglophone context on three occasions: the

appeal to Descartes made by Henry More, Henry Sidgwick’s abrupt dismissal, and the ensuing reaction to Sidgwick found in Grace Neal Dolson. This case shows, I maintain, how reception history can be utilized to inform and support rational reconstruction of philosophical texts.
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Descartes, ethics, eudaimonism, Henry More, Henry Sidgwick, early modern philosophy, moral par provision, Reception history
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The third annual OZSW conference
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appeal to Descartes made by Henry More, Henry Sidgwick’s abrupt dismissal, and the ensuing reaction to Sidgwick found in Grace Neal Dolson. This case shows, I maintain, how reception history can be utilized to inform and support rational reconstruction of philosophical texts.},
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