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The Four-Category Ontology

A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

The Four-Category Ontology( )
Author: Lowe, E. J.
ISBN:978-0-19-925439-2
Publication Date:Feb 2006
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Imprint:Clarendon Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $125.00
Book Description:

E. J. Lowe, a prominent figure in contemporary metaphysics, sets out and defends his theory of what there is. His four-category ontology is a metaphysical system which recognizes four fundamental categories of beings: substantial and non-substantial particulars and substantial and non-substantial universals. Lowe argues that this system has an explanatory power which is unrivalled by more parsimonious theories and that this counts decisively in its favour. He showsthat it provides a...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Metaphysics
Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.357 x 9.438 x 0.757 Inches
Book Weight:1.14 Pounds



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