Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 105 (3):273–294 (2005)
|Abstract||Avicenna's notorious claim that God knows particulars only 'in a universal way' is argued to have its roots in Aristotelian epistemology, and especially in the "Posterior Analytics". According to Avicenna and Aristotle as understood by Avicenna, there is in fact no such thing as 'knowledge' of particulars, at least not as such. Rather, a particular can only be known by subsuming it under a universal. Thus Avicenna turns out to be committed to a much more surprising epistemological thesis: even humans know particulars only in a universal way|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Gonzalo Rodriguez-P. Ereyra, The Bundle Theory is Compatible with Distinct but Indiscernible Particulars.
Noa Latham (2002). Spatiotemporal and Spatial Particulars. Croatian Journal of Philosophy 2 (1):17-35.
Herbert Hochberg (1995). Particulars As Universals. Journal of Philosophical Research 20:83-111.
Larry Lee Blackman (1983). Russell on the Relations of Universals and Particulars. Philosophy Research Archives 9:265-278.
Laird Addis (1967). Particulars and Acquaintance. Philosophy of Science 34 (3):251-259.
Herbert Hochberg (1996). Particulars, Universals and Russell's Late Ontology. Journal of Philosophical Research 21:129-137.
Fraser MacBride (2005). The Particular–Universal Distinction: A Dogma of Metaphysics? Mind 114 (455):565-614.
T. L. S. Sprigge (1997). Spinoza and Indexicals. Inquiry 40 (1):3 – 22.
Monima Chadha (2001). Perceptual Cognition: A Nyaya-Kantian Approach. Philosophy East and West 51 (2):197-209.
Kevjn Lim (2009). God's Knowledge of Particulars. Journal of Islamic Philosophy 5:75-98.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads24 ( #57,791 of 722,742 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #20,344 of 722,742 )
How can I increase my downloads?