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Reforging the Great Chain of Being: Studies of the History of Modal Theories / Edition 1
     

Reforging the Great Chain of Being: Studies of the History of Modal Theories / Edition 1

by Simo Knuuttila
 

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ISBN-10: 904818360X

ISBN-13: 9789048183609

Pub. Date: 01/05/2011

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048183609
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/05/2011
Series:
Synthese Historical Library Series , #20
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1980
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Gaps in the Great Chain. of Being: An Exercise in the Methodology of the History of Ideas.- Empty Forms in Plato.- Aristotle on the Realization of Possibilities in Time.- Aristotle and the Priority of Actuality.- Anselm’s Modal Conceptions.- Time and Modality in Scholasticism.- Leibniz on Plenitude, Relations, and the ‘Reign of Law’.- Kant on ‘The Great Chain of Being’ or the Eventual Realization of All Possibilities: A Comparative Study.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.

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