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ascent from nominalism

some existence arguments in Plato"s middle dialogues

by Terry Penner

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Published by D. Reidel Pub. Co., Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston, Norwell, MA, U.S.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plato.,
  • Aristotle.,
  • Metaphysics -- History.,
  • Nominalism -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTerry Penner.
    SeriesPhilosophical studies series ;, v. 37
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB395 .P347 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxviii, 452 p. :
    Number of Pages452
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2737149M
    ISBN 10902772427X
    LC Control Number86031641

      This book provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of Peirce's thought. His philosophy is presented as a systematic Charles Peirce, the founder of pragmatism, was a thinker of extraordinary depth and range - he wrote on philosophy, mathematics, psychology, physics, logic, phenomenology, semiotics, religion and ethics - but his writings /5(4). 'We are not analyzing a phenomenon (e.g. thought) but a concept (e.g. that of thinking), and therefore the use of a word. So it may look as if what we were doing were Nominalism. Nominalists make the mistake of interpreting all words as names, and so of not really describing their use, but only, so to speak, giving a paper draft on such a description'.

    On Googling nominalism you get this philosophical definition: “the doctrine that universals or general ideas are mere names without any corresponding reality.“ Those seem to me to match the ones I’ve given from Feser’s book, which seem fine for the point being made. I understand you can be a nominalist about certain things while being a. In context|philosophy|lang=en terms the difference between nominalism and essentialism is that nominalism is (philosophy) a doctrine that universals do not have an existence except as names for classes of concrete objects while essentialism is (philosophy) the view that objects have properties that are essential to them. As nouns the difference between nominalism and essentialism.

    First, nominalism-voluntarism makes us think about God in terms of his “will.” Modern Christians spend a lot of time trying to figure out what God “wants” them to do. (And they trust their feelings more than their minds to figure that out.) Pre-modern Christians tried to find . Philosophy of mathematics - Philosophy of mathematics - Nominalism: Nominalism is the view that mathematical objects such as numbers and sets and circles do not really exist. Nominalists do admit that there are such things as piles of three eggs and ideas of the number 3 in people’s heads, but they do not think that any of these things is the number 3.


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The Ascent from Nominalism: Some Existence Arguments in Plato’s Middle Dialogues Terry Penner (auth.) divisibility in Physics VI. I had been assuming at that time that Aristotle's elimination of reference to the infinitely large in his account of the potential inf inite--like the elimination of the infinitely small from nineteenth century.

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Authors: Penner, Terry Free Preview. Buy this book eBook ,39 Book Title The Ascent from Nominalism Book Subtitle Some Existence Arguments in Plato’s Middle Dialogues Authors.

Terry Penner; Series Title Philosophical Studies SeriesBrand: Springer Netherlands. About this book Introduction I had been assuming at that time that Aristotle's elimination of reference to the infinitely large in his account of the potential inf inite--like the elimination of the infinitely small from nineteenth century accounts of limits and continuity--gave us.

In metaphysics, nominalism is a philosophical view which denies the existence of universals and abstract objects, but affirms the existence of general or abstract terms and predicates. There are at least two main versions of nominalism.

One version denies the existence of universals – things that can be instantiated or exemplified by many particular things (e.g., strength, humanity). Nominalism, in philosophy, position taken in the dispute over universals—words that can be applied to individual things having something in common—that flourished especially in late medieval times.

Nominalism denied the real being of universals on the ground that the use of a general word (e.g., “humanity”) does not imply the existence of a general thing named by it. Cite this chapter as: Penner T. () The Nominalist. In: The Ascent from Nominalism. Philosophical Studies Series, vol Springer, Dordrecht.

In this book, Armstrong defends a realist theory. The book begins by presenting nominalist theories, and various criticisms are leveled against each.

Transcendent universals or forms are also rejected in favor of a more moderate, immanent realism. The book might have included a more critical chapter on this version of s: 3. First book to offer a complete analysis of the effects of Goodman’s nominalism on his epistemology and aesthetics; Gives the reader a genuine understanding of Goodman’s aesthetics because it is placed within the context of his ontology and espistemology; Demonstrates that aesthetics is not a field isolated and afar from the rest of philosophy.

Nominalism is usually formulated as the thesis that only concrete entities exist or that no abstract entities exist. But where, as here, the interest is primarily in philosophy of mathematics, one can bypass the tangled question of how, exactly, the general abstract/concrete distinction is to be understood by taking nominalism simply as the thesis that there are no distinctively mathematical.

Get this from a library. The Ascent from Nominalism: Some Existence Arguments in Plato's Middle Dialogues. [Terry Penner] -- Divisibility in Physics VI. I had been assuming at that time that Aristotle's elimination of reference to the infinitely large in his account of the potential inf inite.

Nominalism comes in at least two varieties. In one of them it is the rejection of abstract objects; in the other it is the rejection of universals.

Philosophers have often found it necessary to postulate either abstract objects or universals. And so Nominalism in one form or another has played a significant role in the metaphysical debate since.

This article begins with some clarification. Participants in contemporary debates surrounding nominalism tend to share certain assumptions about what ontological commitment amounts to, how the abstract and the concrete are to be distinguished, and what objects in general are.

It is good to have these assumptions on the table. Then the article turns to a discussion of nominalist attitudes. An earlier view of Plato: the Forms and Laws of Nature.- 2. A General Strategy for the Present Volume.- The two main sorts of existence arguments in the middle dialogues.- Remarks on the structure of the rest of this volume.- 3.

Nominalism What.- A strategy for defeating Nominalism: anti-deflationary arguments and ontological commitment The Ascent from Nominalism by Terry Penner Book Resume: divisibility in Physics VI. I had been assuming at that time that Aristotle's elimination of reference to the infinitely large in his account of the potential inf inite--like the elimination of the infinitely small from nineteenth century accounts of limits and continuity--gave us.

Nominalism definition: the philosophical theory that the variety of objects to which a single general word, such | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. Problems for Nominalism and Realism The debate between supporters of those two opposed camps spurred some of the most puzzling problems in metaphysics, such as the puzzle of the ship of Theseus, the puzzle of the cats, and the so-called problem of exemplification (that is, the problem of how particulars and universals can be related to.

Nominalism, which has its origins in the Middle Ages and continues into the Twenty-First Century, is the doctrine that there are no universals. This book is unique in bringing together essays on the history of nominalism and essays that present a systematic discussion of nominalism.

Thus, nominalism is considered "anti-realist." For the nominalist, things like numbers, colors, concepts, and ideas are used only to describe physical objects. In nominalism, there is no such thing as the color "red" or the number "" We might use the term "red" when referring to the appearance of certain things, like a barn or a stop sign.

Terry Penner, The Ascent from Nominalism (D. Reidel: Dordrecht, ) xxviii + pp., $ (cloth). GAIL FINE CORNELL UNIVERSITY This rich and often original book consists of a long introduction, two dialogues (The Nominalist and Aristotle's Dilemma) between Gottlob and Plato, eight clarifications (including one on the Third Man Argument and.

Nominalism, in turn, faces the difficulty of having to explain the successful use of mathematics in scientific theorizing. Since, according to the nominalist, mathematical objects do not exist—or, at least, are not taken to exist—it becomes unclear how referring to such entities can contribute to the empirical success of scientific theories.

Nominalism is bad choice made in Christian belief, which begets many more bad choices and beliefs. In ancient philosophy, nominalism refers generally to the metaphysical view that denies the existence of universals and abstract objects, that is, objects that exist outside of space and time. For the layman, here’s a for instance.

In his book, Resurrection and “Nominalism sought to tear the rationalistic veil from the face of God in order to found a true Christianity, but in doing so it revealed a capricious God.