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Friday, September 02, 2005

homework help

I have to characterise the process of separation in the formation of the concept of being in classical philosophy of the existential version. As opposed to the process of abstraction in classical philosophy of the essentialist version. And then describe the concept of being as being in both of these versions. What are these questions talking about? Because you need the separation thing as well as abstraction, according to Thomas, (er, references later) (?ST I 85 i ad2, also something in the perihermeneas or whatever it's called) to get at being. And as for distinguishing the two versions: is it something to do with nominalism and realism?
And how many first principles are there anyway? Six seems like too many. Even five seems a lot.
Berenike, erudite and articulate philosopher.