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Author Brown, Christopher M. (Christopher Mark)

Title Aquinas and the Ship of Theseus : solving puzzles about material objects / Christopher M. Brown
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 194 pages)
Series Continuum studies in philosophy
Continuum studies in philosophy.
Contents Preface; List of Abbreviations; 1 The Problem of Material Constitution (PMC); 2 Three Contemporary Approaches to Solving the PMC; 3 Aquinas on Material Substances; 4 Aquinas on the Composition of Material Objects; 5 Aquinas on Identity, Individuation and Material Composition; 6 Aquinas and the Problem of Material Constitution; 7 Answering Objections to the Thomistic Approach to the PMC; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary Thomas Aquinas has always been viewed as a highly importantfigure in Western Civilization, and the chief philosopher of RomanCatholicism. In recent decades there has been a renewed interest inAquinas' thought as scholars have been exploring the relevance of histhought to contemporary philosophical problems. The book will be of interest not only to historians of medievalphilosophy, but to philosophers who work on problems associated withthe nature of material objects. Because human beings are typicallyunderstood to be a kind of material object, the book will also be ofinterest to philosophers wo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-188) and index
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Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Matter -- Constitution.
Object (Philosophy)
Genre/Form Constitutions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004063442
ISBN 1847144020 (electronic bk.)
9781847144027 (electronic bk.)