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Biology, Classification, and Essence

David Charles

in Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle, in the Historia Animalium, follows (and modifies) the explanation‐involving approach to classification that he developed in the pattern of the Posterior Analytics. Thus, he draws in his ... More


The General Theory Continued

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter the general theory of clarity and distinctness is further developed. The chapter explains how Descartes's method of analysis (for establishing the schema of clear and distinct ideas) ... More


A General Theory of Clarity and Distinctness

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter a general theory of clarity and distinctness is developed, as it is found in one of the earliest of Descartes's writings, the Rules. Here, the chapter explains that the systematic ... More


All Tail: Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind

Thierry Bardini

in Junkware

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667505
eISBN:
9781452946580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the metaphysics and ethics of posthumanity through Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s 1980 book A Thousand Plateaus, which claims that societies are moving into the era of the ... More


Spinoza on Universals

Samuel Newlands

in The Problem of Universals in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190608040
eISBN:
9780190608064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608040.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

Like many prominent early moderns, Spinoza espouses a brand of nominalism about “abstractions and universals,” and he frequently warns against confusing universals with real things. While many of his ... More


Introduction

Richard Cross

in Duns Scotus’s Theory of Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199684885
eISBN:
9780191765162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684885.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

After a brief account of the life and works of Duns Scotus, this chapter outlines the basic shape of medieval cognitive psychology, centring on the technical notion of species, here understood as ... More


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