Graduate studies at Western
Oxford University Press (2005)
|Abstract||The concept of an ontological category is central to metaphysics. Metaphysicians argue about which category of existence an object should be assigned to, whether one category can be reduced to another one, or whether there might be different equally adequate systems of categorization. Answers to these questions presuppose a clear understanding of what precisely an ontological category is, and Jan Westerhoff now provides the first in-depth analysis. After examining a variety of attempted definitions, he proceeds to argue for a new understanding of ontological categories, according to which they are systematizations of our knowledge of the world rather than essential characteristics of the world itself. Metaphysicians will find his work highly stimulating.|
|Keywords||Ontology Categories (Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$68.34 new (20% off) $73.45 direct from Amazon (14% off) $115.38 used Amazon page|
|Call number||BD311.W47 2005|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Uwe Meixner (1998). Actual Existence, Identity and Ontological Priority. Erkenntnis 48 (2-3):209-226.
Yasmina Jraissati, Elley Wakui, Lieven Decock & Igor Douven (2012). Constraints on Colour Category Formation. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 26 (2):171-196.
Christophe Erismann (2007). The Logic of Being: Eriugena's Dialectical Ontology. Vivarium 45 (s 2-3):203-218.
Sidney R. Lehky (2005). Not All Categories Work the Same Way. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):503-503.
Colin McLarty (1991). Axiomatizing a Category of Categories. Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (4):1243-1260.
Mohan Matthen (1978). The Categories and Aristotle's Ontology. Dialogue 17 (02):228-243.
Panayot Butchvarov (2007). Ontological Categories: Their Nature and Significance – Jan Westerhoff. Philosophical Quarterly 57 (227):301–303.
Ingvar Johansson (1989). Ontological Investigations: An Inquiry Into the Categories of Nature, Man, and Society. Routledge.
Jan Westerhoff (2004). The Construction of Ontological Categories. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (4):595 – 620.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads36 ( #38,103 of 739,344 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,187 of 739,344 )
How can I increase my downloads?