Form, matter and nominalism (or what is in a name): comments on Robert Pasnau's "Metaphysical Themes"

Philosophical Studies 171 (1):27-35 (2014)
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Abstract

Prof. Pasnau’s remarkable book offers an exciting integration of medieval and early modern philosophy. It begins, however, in mediis rebus and so downplays the role that a particularly Nominalist tradition plays in explaining the abandonment of substantial form rise of the mechanical philosophy. This paper attempts to sketch some of that role

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