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Suárez on Forms, Universals and Understanding
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Metaphysics. (Filosofins historia)
2009 (English)In: Studia Neoaristotelica, ISSN 1214-8407, Vol. 6, no 2, 159-182 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The interpretation in the secondary literature on Suárez' position in the "classical" debate on the status of universals vary considerably. In this article, the problem is looked at from at slightly different angle: that of Suárez' basic metaphysics of substantial forms and his views concerning understanding and knowledge. These areas of Suárez' thought are thoroughly analysed and related to each other. Regarding the question of the status of universals it is argued that Suárez' thought in the areas of substantial forms and of understanding generally supports the reading of Suárez as a "moderate nominalist".

Abstract [la]

Sententia Suarezii circa quaestionem famosam de statu universalium variissimis modis ab diversis interpretibus exponi solet. In disertatio quidem proposita res paulo aliter pertractatur, a Suarezii metaphysica doctrina de formis substantialibus et de cognitione intellectiva ac scientia exeundo. Quae Suarezii doctrinae diligenti analysi subiciuntur earumque conexio consideratur. Respectu questione supradicta, scilicet quaenam fuit vera Suarezii de statu universalium sententia, arguitur, Suarezium nominalismum moderatum professum esse, quae conclusion suadetur ex doctrinis suis de formis substantialibus et de cognitione intellectiva.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 6, no 2, 159-182 p.
Keyword [en]
Suárez, metaphysics, theory of knowledge
Keyword [sv]
Suárez, metafysik, kunskapsteori
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Philosophy
Research subject
Philosophy, with specialization in history of philosophy; Theoretical Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-114117OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-114117DiVA: diva2:293027
Available from: 2010-02-10 Created: 2010-02-10 Last updated: 2010-12-13Bibliographically approved

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