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Introduction to Scholastic Realism

by John Peterson (Author)
Monographs 193 Pages

Summary

Scholastic realism is a type of moderate realism. As such, it falls between platonism and nominalism on the issue of universals. Universals, strictly speaking, only exist in minds, but they are founded on real relations of similarity in the world. Scholastic realism goes beyond moderate realism and affirms that universals also exist transcendently; but instead of having a separated existence, transcendent universals exist in God's mind.
This work argues that moderate realism is implied by the correct analysis of predication and persons, and that Scholastic realism, in particular, is implied by the correct analysis of knowledge, truth, and right action.

Details

Pages
193
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820442709
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Wien, 1999. 193 pp.

Biographical notes

John Peterson (Author)

The Author: John Peterson received his B.A. from Boston College in 1959 and his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1965. He is the author of Realism and Logical Atomism (1976) and of numerous papers in such journals as The Review of Metaphysics, International Philosophical Quarterly, The Modern Schoolman, The Thomist, and Journal of Philosophical Research.

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