The Problem of Universals
By (author) Andrew B. Schoedinger
Problem of Universals by Andrew B. Schoedinger
Book DescriptionThe problem of universals, important in the history of philosophy, remains a crucial issue today not only for metaphysics, but also for the philosophy of science. This anthology offers a comprehensive presentation of twenty-eight analyses of the problem of universals. It opens with analyses presented by Plato and Aristotle and then provides selections from the views of the medieval scholars Abelard, Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Ockham. It then traces the development of Western thought on this fundamental topic from the modern through the contemporary period and includes the work of Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Russell, Quine, Strawson, Carnap, and Allaire. To aid the student in understanding these investigations into the nature of universals, each reading is preceded by a concise introduction by the editor.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573923729
(230mm x 155mm x mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andrew B. Schoedinger
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Problems of Universals, Paperback (October 1991)
The problem of universals, important in the history of philosophy, remains a crucial issue not only for metaphysics, but also for the philosophy of science. This anthology offers a comprehensive presentation of twenty-eight analyses of the problem of universals.
Introduction to Metaphysics, Paperback (October 1991)» View all books by Andrew B. Schoedinger
Tackles the questions concerning the existence of universals, the nature of causation, understanding personal identity, the tangled web of free will, and the challenges posed by the advent of artificial intelligence.
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