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Description - A Realistic Theory of Categories by Roderick M. Chisholm

The book is an original treatise designed to defend an original, non-Aristotelian theory of categories. Chisholm argues that there are necessary things and contingent things; necessary things being things that are not capable of coming into being or passing away. He defends the argument from design, and thus includes the category of necessary substance (God). Further contentions of the essay are that attributes are also necessary beings, but not necessary substances, and that human beings are contingent substances but may not be material substances.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521556163
ISBN-10: 0521556163
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 132mm x 9mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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