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Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Leila Haaparanta and Heikki Koskinen


This book provides a presentation of views on the relations between metaphysics and logic from Aristotle through twentieth century philosophers who contributed to the return of metaphysics in the analytic tradition. The collection combines interest in logic and its history with interest in analytical metaphysics and the history of metaphysical thought. The focus is on metaphysica generalis, or the systematic study of the most general categories of being. The volume aims at historical coverage of certain influential figures and themes. As the tradition is very rich, some choices between importa ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, being, logic, categories, philosophy, metaphysica generalis, analytical metaphysics

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199890576
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leila Haaparanta, editor
University of Tampere

Heikki Koskinen, editor
Academy of Finland

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