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

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9027711259
ISBN-13:
9789027711250
Pub. Date:
11/30/1980
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789027711250
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/30/1980
Series: Synthese Historical Library Series , #20
Edition description: 1980
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.24(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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