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THE PROBLEM OF UNIVERSALS

What follows is an explanation of the problem of universals, an explanation and critique of each of the four major schools on the problem of universals (and their minor variations) in which I identify the problems which each of the major schools find insurmountable, and then a radical solution. I believe the arguments are rigorous, yet I manage to keep the language simple. And I use concrete examples. My intended audience is not the philosophy major, but simply the philosophically-minded intelligent reader. I hope you will enjoy it.

This particular form of the paper is an excerpt from a much larger work critiquing Hume. However, I have tried to make these excerpts as free-standing as possible, and as such, they deal not with Hume's philosophy (unfortunately, I lack the webspace needed to include my examination of his position on the problem of universals), but with philosophy as such.


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email: tchase@shadow.sjcsf.edu


@1996 by Timothy D. Chase


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