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Author Symington, Paul.

Title On determining what there is : the identity of ontological categories in Aquinas, Scotus and Lowe / Paul Symington
Published Frankfurt : Ontos Verlag, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (ii, 172 pages)
Series Eide ; v. 2
Eide ; v. 2.
Contents Aquinas on establishing the identity of Aristotle's categories -- Scotus's criticism of Aquinas's derivation of the categories -- A reconsideration and defense of Aquinas's position -- Logical syntax and Lowe's four-category ontology
Summary Generally, categories are understood to express the most general features of reality. Yet, since categories have this special status, obtaining a correct list of them is difficult. This question is addressed by examining how Thomas Aquinas establishes the list of categories through a technique of identifying diversity in how predicates are per se related to their subjects. A sophisticated critique by Duns Scotus of this position is also examined, a rejection which is fundamentally grounded in the idea that no real distinction can be made from a logical one. It is argued Aquinas's approach can
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on July 25, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-172)
Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Philosophy
Duns Scotus, John, approximately 1266-1308 -- Philosophy
Lowe, E. J. (E. Jonathan) -- Philosophy
Lowe, E. J. (E. Jonathan)
Duns Scotus, John, approximately 1266-1308.
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Categories (Philosophy)
ontology (metaphysics)
PHILOSOPHY -- Metaphysics.
Categories (Philosophy)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110322484