Extended deadline, "Forms, Kinds, Essences"
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Name der Publikation: Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy
Volume 23.2 of Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy will explore the history of the closely related concepts of form, kind, and essence. These concepts are currently the objects of much study, in particular within metaphysics and philosophy of science. Yet much of the historical background remains under-researched.
Possible topics for papers are any historical treatment of these concepts within philosophy.Naturally, Aristotle remains the locus classicus, and papers on Aristotle and form (eidos, morph?), kind (genos), and essence (to ti ?n einai) are very welcome. However, other figures are also highly relevant. Platonic ideas are without a doubt an important precursor to Aristotle’s notions. Later treatments of these issues in ancient or medieval philosophy would also fit well into the volume. All three concepts later received much criticism during the early modern period, among others from Descartes, Locke, and Giordano Bruno, to such a degree that these concepts more or less fell out of favour – although, they were also defended or used by philosophers such as Leibniz, Bacon, and Spinoza. Papers dealing with the criticism of forms, kinds, and essences in early modern philosophy, as well as their defence, would likewise be of interest. Things changed in the early 20th century: especially the concept of essence (Wesen) resurfaced in Husserl, as well as Jean Hering and Roman Ingarden. Further, Peter Geach’s essentialism remain understudied.