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Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671

Robert Pasnau


The present study seeks to learn something about the metaphysics of substance in light of four rich but for the most part neglected centuries of philosophy, running from the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries. At no period in the history of philosophy, other than perhaps our own, have metaphysical problems received the sort of sustained attention they received during the later Middle Ages, and never has a whole philosophical tradition come crashing down as quickly and completely as did scholastic philosophy in the seventeenth century. The thirty chapters work through various fundamen ... More

Keywords: Medieval philosophy, early modern philosophy, metaphysics, Scotus, Ockham, Descartes, Hobbes, Boyle, Locke, substance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199567911
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.001.0001


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Robert Pasnau, author
University of Colorado at Boulder
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