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Lectures on Metaphysics 1949-50

Space, Time and the Categories

John Anderson

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Format: paperback
316 pages
ISBN: 9781920898625
Publication: 09 Mar 2007

Publisher: Sydney University Press

'With this scheme, John Anderson joins a very distinguished line of philosophers who have presented us with a set of categories. We have first Plato (the doctrine of Highest Kinds in his dialogue The Sophist), then Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, and Samuel Alexander.'
– D. M. Armstrong, from the introduction.

Space, Time and the Categories presents a unique record of personal influence and inspiration over three generations of philosophers in Australia, England and Scotland. This work is a vitally important text in the history of the development of realist philosophy in Australian universities. With an introduction by emeritus professor D.M. Armstrong whose own student notes are the basis for the text used, this book brings together three of the major figures in the history of Australian philosophy.

John Anderson was the Challis professor of philosophy at the University of Sydney from 1927 to 1958.

Foreword to the John Anderson series
Preface and note on the text

D.M. Armstrong

1. Introductory lectures
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
2. Interrelations of space and time
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Lecture 9
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
Lecture 12
3. Transition to the categories
Lecture 13
Lecture 14
Lecture 15
Lecture 16
4. The categories I: the logical categories
Lecture 16 (continued)
Lecture 17
Lecture 18
Lecture 19
Lecture 20
Lecture 21
Lecture 22
Lecture 23
Lecture 24
Lecture 25
Lecture 26
Lecture 27
Lecture 28
5. The categories II: the mathematical categories
Lecture 28 (continued)
Lecture 29
Lecture 30
Lecture 31
Lecture 32
6. The categories III: the physical categories
Lecture 33
Lecture 34
Lecture 35
Lecture 36
Lecture 37
Lecture 38
Lecture 39
Lecture 40
Lecture 41
Lecture 42
Lecture 43
Lecture 44
Lecture 45

Appendix 1: additional notes in Anderson's hand
Appendix 2: letters from Anderson on Samuel Alexander
Appendix 3: abstract of the Gifford Lectures by Samuel Alexander 1917–18
Appendix 4: the lectures on logic 1948

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 22 mm
316 pages
19 b&w illustrations
ISBN: 9781920898625
Publication: 09 Mar 2007