A Dictionary of Philosophy by Antony G. Flew

By Antony G. Flew

This is a brand new, up-to-date and revised version of a reference paintings that has proved necessary as a device for the coed of philosophy, in addition to a guide for the overall reader. From the classical thinkers via Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, as much as the trendy age of Russell and Wittgenstein, this accomplished dictionary spans the personalities, terminology, and vocabulary of hundreds and hundreds of philosophers over millions of years.

This moment version of an enormous and precious paintings has been thoroughly revised, and fifteen new significant articles were extra. Now, greater than ever ahead of, A Dictionary of Philosophy is an important and well timed paintings for the fashionable scholar of thought.

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Composites of form and matter are perishable and not definable. Only the form (also said to be the essence) of a composite of form and matter can be defined. Aristotle also feels able to claim that forms do not come into or go out of existence when a composite is created or destroyed because the form will exist embodied in some other matter elsewhere. This implies that form is something common to many individuals and brings Aristotle's candidate for what is primarily real closer to Plato's separate ideal Forms.

Even where Plato's Forms are not the target of criticism, Aristotle advances theories that run contrary to the drift of Plato's thought. This is true particularly of the logical treatises which very probably date from Aristotle's days in the Academy. In the Categories, for example, individual things such as particular men and animals are called primary substances; *species and genera (see genus) of primary substances are called secondary substances. The species and genera are what an individual thing is; Socrates is a man (species) and an animal (genus).

305) wrote an introduction (Isagoge) to five concepts (species, genus, differentia, property, and accident) which had featured many times in the work of Aristotle. This Isagoge was adopted as part of the Organon, was canonized for future generations as Aristotelian in inspiration, and was the origin of the medieval doctrine of the five voices (see also al- Kindi). 524) whose intention was to reconcile Aristotelianism with the teaching of Plato, and whose thought was a mixture of Neoplatonism and Aristotelianism.

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