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DETAILED INDEX AND ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THE PHILOSOPHERS: FIRST PART

SECOND PART

Alphabetical Index of the Philosophers

THEORY OF ONTOLOGY

Theory: Index of the Section

Definitions of Ontology by Leading Philosophers

What is Ontology? - First Part (From Christian Wolff to Edmund Husserl)

What is Ontology? - Second Part (From Nicolai Hartmann to the Present Time)

The Vocabulary of Ontology

Introductory Remarks (origin and development of some fundamental concepts)

Actuality

Being (linguistic and philosophical perspectives)

Existence (definitions from some leading philosophers)

Power

Substance (the evolution of the concept from Ancient Greeks to Modern Times)

Language and Ontology

Linguistic Relativism (Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis) vs. Universal Grammar

Universal Ontology vs. Ontological Relativity

Semiotics and Ontology

The Rediscovery of John Poinsot (John of St. Thomas)

John Deely. An Annotated Bibliography

Modern Theories of Predication

Existence and Predication: the Frege-Russell 'Is' Ambiguity Thesis

Language as Calculus vs. Language as Universal Medium (two traditions in 20th century philosophy)

The Problem of Universals

The Contemporary Debate

HISTORY OF ONTOLOGY

History: Index of the Section

ANCIENT GREEK ONTOLOGY: HERACLITUS, PARMENIDES AND PLATO

Heraclitus and Parmenides: Metaphysics of the One vs. Metaphysics of Being

Heraclitus and the Question of the One and the Many

Parmenides and the Question of Being in Greek Thought

Semantics and Predication in Plato's Dialogues

Plato: Bibliographical Resources on Selected Dialogues

Plato's Parmenides and the Dilemma of Participation

Semantics, Predication, Truth and Falsehood in Plato's Sophist

Platonism Established: The “Genera of Being” in Plato' Sophist

Plato's Cratylus and the Problem of the “Correctness of Names”

ANCIENT GREEK ONTOLOGY: ARISTOTLE

Aristotle and the Debate about the Subject Matter of First Philosophy

Aristotle: Bibliographical Resources on Selected Philosophical Works

Aristotle's Definition of a Science of Being qua Being

The Origin of the Corpus Aristotelicum

Ancient Catalogues of Aristotle's Works:

Diogenes Laërtius, Lives, V 22-27

Hesychius and Ptolemy al-Garib

Listes Anciennes des Ouvrages d'Aristote:

Diogène Laërce, Vies V, 22-27

GREEK ONTOLOGY IN THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD: ARISTOTELIANISM, STOICISM, NEOPLATONISM

Theophrastus

Theophrastus "On First Principles" (known as his Metaphysics)

The Place of Metaphysics in the Ancient Divisions of Philosophy

Early Stoicism

The Stoic Doctrine of "Something" as Supreme Genus

Plotinus and the Beginning of Neoplatonism

Plotinus: the One and the Hierarchy of Being

The Neoplatonic Commentators

ONTOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Eriugena and the Neoplatonic Metaphysics in the Early Middle Ages

Eriugena: Dialectic and Ontology in the Periphyseon

The Arabic Rediscovery of Aristotle's Metaphysics

Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages: the Theology of Aristotle

Al-Kindi's Metaphysics: First Philosophy as the Study of God

Al-Farabi on the Scopes of the Aristotelian Metaphysics

Ibn Sina (Avicenna) on the Subject and the Object of Metaphysics

Averroes (Ibn Rushd) on the Divine as the Subject of Metaphysics

The 'Second Beginning' of Metaphysics

Introducing Aristotle in Middle Ages: the Latin Translations of the Metaphysics

A Neoplatonic Metaphysics: the Liber de Causis

The Place of Metaphysics in the Medieval Classification of Sciences

Thomas Aquinas Doctrine of the Act of Being (Actus Essendi)

Duns Scotus: Univocity of Being and the Subject of Metaphysics

Properties of Being: the Medieval Doctrine of the Transcendentals

Metaphysics or Ontology? The Debate about the Subject-Matter of First Philosophy

ONTOLOGY IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT

Rise and Fall of Ontology in the Modern Era from Suárez to Kant

Birth of a New Science: the History of Ontology from Suárez to Kant

Jacob Lorhard (1561-1609): The Creator of the Term "Ontologia"

Bibliography of Ontologists from 16th to 18th Centuries:

I. From Fonseca to Poinsot (1560 - 1644)

II. From Scheibler to Lambert (1645 - 1777)

Francisco Suárez on Metaphysics as the Science of Real Beings

The Sources of the Philosophy of Descartes: An Overview

Descartes' Ontology: From the Rules for the Direction of the Mind to the Meditations on First Philosophy

Christian Wolff's Ontology: Existence as "Complement of Possibility"

Kant from the Critique of Metaphysics to Transcendental Philosophy

The Rediscovery of Ontology in Contemporary Thought

(under construction)

HISTORY OF LOGIC IN RELATIONSHIP TO ONTOLOGY

Index of the Section

General Introduction: Logic and Ontology

The Logical Works of Aristotle

Aristotle's Logic: General Survey and Introductory Readings

Aristotle's Earlier Dialectic: the Topics and Sophistical Refutations

Aristotle's Categories: see below History of the Doctrine of Categories

Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Semantics and Philosophy of Language

Aristotle's Prior Analytics: the Theory of Categorical Syllogism

Aristotle's Prior Analytics: the Theory of Modal Syllogism

Aristotle's Posterior Analytics: The Theory of Demonstration

Ancient Logic after Aristotle

Peripatetic Logic: Eudemus of Rhodes and Theophrastus of Eresus

The History of Ancient Logic in the Hellenistic Period

The Dialectical School and the Origins of Propositional Logic

Stoic Logic: The Dialectic from Zeno to Chrysippus

The Stoic Doctrine of Lekta (Sayables)

Ancient Stoic Rhetoric (under construction)

Stoic Philosophy of Language and Grammar (under construction)

Early Stoic Logicians: Zeno of Citium, Cleanthes, Chrysippus

The Master Argument: The Sea Battle in De Intepretatione 9, Diodorus Cronus, Philo the Dialectician

Logic and Rhetoric in the Philosophical Works of Cicero

Sextus Empiricus and the Skeptical Criticism of Logic and Truth

Developments of Medieval Logic

Porphyry's Isagoge and his Commentary to Aristotle's Categories

Boethius' Contribution to the Development of Medieval Logic

History of Medieval Logic after Boethius to Late Scholasticism

Medieval Theories of Supposition (Reference) and Mental Language

Abelard: Logic, Semantics, Ontology and Theories of the Copula

I. Logic, Semantics and Ontology in the Work of Abelard

II. Theories of the Copula in the Logical Works of Abelard

An Overview of Buridan's Logical Works

I. The Summulae de Dialectica

II. The Treatise on Consequences and Other Writings

Developments of Modern Logic

History of Renaissance and Modern Logic from 1400 to Stuart Mill

Leibniz on Logic and Semiotics: the Project of a Universal Language

The Rise of Contemporary Symbolic Logic from Boole to Gödel

A Selection of Prominent Logicians

From Aristotle to Gödel (1931)

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