Theory and History of Ontology

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Gianfranco Basti:

Analogia, Ontologia e Problema dei Fondamenti (in Italian)

Nino Cocchiarella:

Conceptual Realism as a Formal Ontology - in: Roberto Poli & Peter Simons (eds.) "Formal Ontology" - Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston/London 1996) pp. 27-60 - Nijhoff International Philosophy Series. vol. 53. (256 KB).

This essay is reproduced with the kind authorization of Kluwer Academic Publishers

Logical necessity based on Carnap's criterion of adequacy - Korean Journal of Logic - vol. 5 n. 2 (2002) - pp. 1-21

Conceptual Realism and the Nexus of Predication - Metalogicon 16, 2, 2003, pp. 45-70.

Denoting concepts. reference, and the logic of names, classes as many, groups and plurals - Linguistics and Philosophy 28, 2, 2005, pp. 135-179

Deontic logic - Unpublished notes based on a course given on modal logic in the late 1960s at the State University of California at San Francisco

Gustav Bergmann on Ideal Languages - Unpublished lecture presented at Indiana University at the Gustav Bergmann Memorial Conference (October 30-21, 1992)

Some Remarks on Stoic Logic

Diodorus's Master Argument

The last two papers were written at request of Professor Giuseppe Addona, of the Liceo ginnasio fo Benevento (Italy) for his Italian students and can also be found (with an Italian translation) on his Website.

Piero Di Vona:

Studi sulla Scolastica della Controriforma. L’esistenza e la sua distinzione metafisica dall’essenza, Firenze: La Nuova Italia, 1968.

Marco Forlivesi:

General Bibliography of João Poinsot (Joannes de s. Thoma - Juan de sto Tomás - Jean de st-Thomas - Giovanni di s. Tommaso - John of St Thomas)

George Edward Hughes:

The Modal Logic of John Buridan, G. Corsi, C. Mangione, and M. Mugnani (eds.), Atti del Convegno internazionale di storia della logica: la teoria delle modalità, Bologna: CLUEB 1989, pp. 93–112.

Marco Lamanna:

Correspondences between Clemens Timpler's work and that of Jacob Lorhard

Gottfried Wihelm Leibniz:

Leibniz Classification of the Sciences (1667 - 1676 - 1679)

Leibniz Classification of the Sciences (1697)

Ulrich Gottfried Leinsle:

Das Ding und die Methode. Methodische Konstitution und Gegenstand der frühen protestantischen Metaphysik. Augsburg: MaroVerlag 1985.

I. Teil: Darstellung; (23 MB)

II. Teil: Anmerkungen und Register. (18 MB)

Jerzy Perzanowski:

Ontological Conditions for Emergence (Abstract) (2002) - Abstract of an essay read at the Conference Levels of Reality organized by Mitteleuropa Foundation

Roberto Poli:

Descriptive, Formal and Formalized Ontologies - in: Denis Fisette (ed.) - "Husserl's Logical Investigations reconsidered", Dordrecht, Kluwer, 2003, pp. 183-210

Framing Ontology (1999)

Levels - Axiomathes - vol. 9, 1998, pp. 197-211

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Corpus of Extant Texts of Greek Philosophers (Number of words according the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae)

Chronology of Hellenistic Philosophers

Hugo Bergmann:

Inhaltverzeichnis Das philosophisches Werk Bernard Bolzano mit Benutzung ungedruckter Quellen kritisch untersucht, Halle: Max Niemeyer 1909 (Table of Contents in German).

Roderick M. Chisholm:

Bibliography of the Published Writings of Franz Brentano, Linda Mc. Alister, The Philosophy of Franz Brentano, London: Duckworth, pp. 240-247.

Reinhardt Grossmann:

Table of Contents of The Categorial Structure of the World. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983.

Gaston Grua:

Table des matières de G. W. Leibniz, Textes inédits d'après les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque provinciale de Hanovre, Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1948 (2 volumes)

Gottfried Hermann:

De emendanda ratione graecae grammaticae pars I. Lipsia, 1801, Cap. XXVIII, De enclitico ἒστιν, pp. 84-86

Edouard Jeauneau:

Table des Matières, "Lectio Philosophorum". Recherches Sur L'école De Chartres. Amsterdam: Hakkert 1973.

William & Martha Kneale:

Prosleptic Propositions and Arguments, Richard Walzer, S. M. Stern, Albert Habib Hourani & Vivian Brown (eds.), Islamic Philosophy and the Classical Tradition. Essays Presented by His Friends and Pupils to Richard Walzer on His Seventieth Birthday, London: Bruno Cassirer, 1972, pp. 189-207.

Bernd Michael:

Michael - Inhalt, Johannes Buridan: Studien su seinem Leben, seinen Werken und zur Rezeption seiner Theorien im Europa des späten Mittelalters, Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin, 1985 (2 voll.)

Erik Norvelle:

Chronology of Aristotelian Commentators Prior to Aquinas

Peter Abelard:

English Summary of the Abelard's Commentary on Chapters XIII-XIV of Aristotle's De Interpretatione (from: Twelfth Century Logic: Texts and Studies. Vol II: Abelardiana inedita. Edited by Minio-Paluello Lorenzo. Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura 1958, pp. XXII-XXXV).

The manuscript F cited at the end is the cod. Orleans, Bibliothèque Municipale 266.

English Summary of the Sententie of Abelard (from: Twelfth Century Logic: Texts and Studies. Vol II: Abelardiana inedita. Edited by Minio-Paluello Lorenzo. Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura 1958., pp. XLVI-XLVIII).

Monte Ransome Johnson:

Catalogue of Titles of Works Attributed to Aristotle

Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann:

Schmidt-Biggemann - Inhalt, Topica Universalis. Eine Modellgeschichte humanistischer und barocker Wissenschaft, Hamburg: Felix Meiner, 1983.

Gangolf Schrimpf:

Schrimpf - Inhalt, Die Axiomenschrift des Boethius (De hebdomadibus) als philosophisches Lehrbuch des Mittelalters, Leiden: Brill, 1966.

Giorgio Tonelli:

Tonelli - Indice, "Kant, dall'estetica metafisica all'estetica psicoempirica. Studi sulla genesi del Criticismo (1754-1771) e sulle sue fonti", Memorie dell'Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, 1955, pp. 77-421.

Johann Georg Walch:

The definition of " Ontologie" in the first dictionary of philosophy in a modern language (German): the Philosophisches Lexicon (1726).