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Order in Multiplicity

Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

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Order in Multiplicity by Christopher Shields

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Aristotle attaches particular significance to the homonymy of many central concepts in philosophy and science: that is, to the diversity of ways of being common to a single general concept. His preoccupation with homonymy influences his approach to almost every subject that he considers, and it clearly structures the philosophical methodology that he employs both when criticizing others and when advancing his own positive theories. Where there is homonymy there is multiplicity: Aristotle aims to find the order within this multiplicity, and believes that doing so is crucial to scientific inquiry and philosophical progress. Christopher Shields investigates and evaluates Aristotle's approach to questions about homonymy, characterizing the metaphysical and semantic commitments necessary to establish the homonymy of a given concept. Then, in a series of case-studies, Shields examines in detail some of Aristotle's principal applications of homonymy-to the body, sameness and oneness, life, goodness, and being. Shields's aim is not only to give a fuller understanding of Aristotle's methodology and to illuminate his specific doctrines in a variety of areas, but to show that this methodology remains fruitful today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199253074
ISBN-10: 0199253072
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Shields

Christopher Shields is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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