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By D. M. Armstrong

In this brief textual content, a exceptional thinker turns his consciousness to 1 of the oldest and such a lot basic philosophical difficulties of all: the way it is that we can type and classify various things as being of a similar typical type? Professor Armstrong rigorously units out six significant theories—ancient, sleek, and contemporary—and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of every. spotting that there are not any ultimate victories or defeats in metaphysics, Armstrong still defends a conventional account of universals because the so much passable thought we have.This learn is written for complicated scholars, yet as Armstrong is going significantly past his previous paintings in this subject, it is going to curiosity specialist students to boot. rigorously plotted and obviously written, Universals is either a paradigm of exposition and a case learn at the worth of cautious research of basic concerns in philosophy.

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