The categories and the principle of coherence: Whitehead's theory of categories in historical perspective

Hingham, MA, USA: Distributors for the USA and Canada, Kluwer Academic. Edited by Abraham Zvie Bar-On (1987)
  Copy   BIBTEX


The general topic of this book is the theory of categories, its sources, meaning and development. The inquiry can be seen to proceed on two levels. On one, the history of the theory is traced from its alleged genesis in Aristotle, through its main subsequent stages of Kant and Hegel, up to a kind of consummation in two of its prominent twentieth century adherents, Alfred North White head and Nicolai Hartmann. Special attention has been paid to that aspect of the Hegelian conception of the categorial analysis from which the principle of coherence emerged. On the second, deeper level, however, everything starts with Whitehead's metaphysical system, the central part of which con sists of a fascinating, though highly intricate, web of categorial notions and propositions. The historical perspective becomes a means for untangling that web. I am indebted to a number of people for advice, comment and criticism of various parts of this book. My greatest thanks go to my teachers and colleagues Nathan Rotenstreich, Nathan Spiegel, Yaakov Fleischman, as well as to the late Shmuel Hugo Bergman and Pepita Haezrachi. of this book was published in 1967 by An earlier, Hebrew version the Bialik Institute of Jerusalem. I am grateful to Mr Yehoshua Perel, Mr Arnold Schwartz and to my wife Varda for their cooperation in rendering the extensively revised text of the book into readable English. I also owe great appreciation to Miss Liat Dawe for an accurate and painstaking word-processing of the text.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 80,057

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Coherence in substructural categories.Zoran Petrić - 2002 - Studia Logica 70 (2):271 - 296.
The construction of ontological categories.Jan Westerhoff - 2004 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 82 (4):595 – 620.
Chasing Aristotle’s Categories Down the Tree of Grammar.Michael R. Baumer - 1993 - Journal of Philosophical Research 18:341-449.
Accessible categories, saturation and categoricity.Jiří Rosický - 1997 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 62 (3):891-901.
Kant and the Categories of Freedom.Ralf M. Bader - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (4):799-820.
Axiomatizing a category of categories.Colin McLarty - 1991 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 56 (4):1243-1260.
Categories and levels of reality.Jorge J. E. Gracia - 2009 - Axiomathes 19 (2):179-191.


Added to PP

2 (#1,433,042)

6 months
2 (#318,902)

Historical graph of downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references