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The overall subject of this booklet is the idea of different types, its assets, which means and improvement. The inquiry might be noticeable to continue on degrees. On one, the historical past of the speculation is traced from its alleged genesis in Aristotle, via its major next phases of Kant and Hegel, as much as a type of consummation in of its renowned 20th century adherents, Alfred North White­ head and Nicolai Hartmann. specified recognition has been paid to that element of the Hegelian belief of the categorial research from which the primary of coherence emerged. at the moment, deeper point, although, every little thing starts off with Whitehead's metaphysical process, the vital a part of which con­ sists of a desirable, notwithstanding hugely complex, internet of categorial notions and propositions. The old point of view turns into a way for untangling that net. i'm indebted to a few humans for recommendation, remark and feedback of assorted components of this booklet. My maximum thank you visit my lecturers and co-workers Nathan Rotenstreich, Nathan Spiegel, Yaakov Fleischman, in addition to to the overdue Shmuel Hugo Bergman and Pepita Haezrachi. of this publication was once released in 1967 via An prior, Hebrew model the Bialik Institute of Jerusalem. i'm thankful to Mr Yehoshua Perel, Mr Arnold Schwartz and to my spouse Varda for his or her cooperation in rendering the greatly revised textual content of the booklet into readable English. I additionally owe nice appreciation to overlook Liat Dawe for a correct and painstaking word-processing of the textual content.

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