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dc.contributor.author Spade, Paul Vincent
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-26T20:29:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-26T20:29:22Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation http://www.pvspade.com/Logic/docs/WarpWoof.pdf en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/18965
dc.description.abstract Students — graduate as well as even the best undergraduates — often find a broadly “Aristotelian” approach to metaphysical issues utterly baffling to them, even after they learn to “make the moves.” That is, even after they get to the point of being able to predict with some accuracy what various authors were likely to say on a given issue, they often don’t really see what motivates such views and why anyone would take them seriously. This paper attempts to help students get past this problem and to supply the missing motivation and orientation. Fair warning: A lot of the picture developed in this paper is painted in very broad strokes. Specialists will find much to cavil over: Important qualifications are glossed over, quite disparate things are lumped together under a common heading, certain controversial points in the literature are ignorred, and so on. But the paper is not addressed primarily to specialists (although it is hoped that even the most hardened scholar can find something useful here). It’s addressed to two kinds of people: (a) those who need to be shown why and how the issues discussed here are really interesting and even fun, and (b) those who already know that but just want to be reminded why en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject metaphysics en
dc.subject philosophy en
dc.subject Aristotle en
dc.subject Plato en
dc.subject Timaeus en
dc.subject Chalcidius en
dc.subject analytic metaphysics en
dc.subject property en
dc.subject Quine en
dc.subject essence en
dc.subject accident en
dc.subject necessary accident en
dc.subject pin cushion en
dc.subject predication en
dc.subject variables en
dc.subject bare particular en
dc.subject Identity of Indiscernibles en
dc.subject Law of Non-Contradiction en
dc.subject Receptacle en
dc.subject sealing wax en
dc.subject signet ring en
dc.subject seal ring en
dc.subject impression en
dc.subject space en
dc.subject matter en
dc.subject Boethius en
dc.subject Augustine en
dc.subject Philo of Alexandria en
dc.subject Plotinus en
dc.subject universal hylomorphism en
dc.subject plurality of forms en
dc.subject binarium famosissimum en
dc.subject Ibn Gabirol en
dc.subject Gundissalinus en
dc.subject Bonaventure en
dc.subject Aquinas en
dc.subject prime matter en
dc.subject substantial form en
dc.subject change en
dc.subject substantial change en
dc.subject atomism en
dc.subject being in potency en
dc.subject potentiality en
dc.title The Warp and Woof of Metaphysics: How to Get Started on Some Big Themes en
dc.type Article en
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