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Detailed Table of Contents: Second part

Detailed Table of Contents: First Part


History of OntologyY

History: Index of the Section

Ancient Greek Ontology: Heraclitus, Parmenides and Plato

Heraclitus and Parmenides: Metaphysics of the One vs. Metaphysics of Being

Heraclitus and the Question of the One and the Many

Parmenides and the Question of Being in Greek Thought

Semantics and Predication in Plato's Dialogues

Plato: Bibliographical Resources on Selected Dialogues

Plato's Parmenides and the Dilemma of Participation

Semantics, Predication, Truth and Falsehood in Plato's Sophist

Platonism Established: The “Genera of Being” in Plato' Sophist

Plato's Cratylus and the Problem of the “Correctness of Names”

Aristotle and the Science of Being qua Being

Aristotle and the Debate about the Subject Matter of First Philosophy

Aristotle: Bibliographical Resources on Selected Philosophical Works

Aristotle's Definition of a Science of Being qua Being

The Rediscovery of the Corpus Aristotelicum and the Birth of Aristotelianism

Ancient Catalogues of Aristotle's Works:

Diogenes Laërtius, Lives, V 22-27

Hesychius and Ptolemy al-Garib

Listes Anciennes des Ouvrages d'Aristote :

Diogène Laërce, Vies V, 22-27

Greek ontology in the Hellenistic period


Theophrastus's Metaphysics: Debating with Aristotle

The Place of Metaphysics in the Ancient Divisions of Philosophy

Diogenes Laërtius

Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius. A bibliography

Early Stoicism

The Stoic Doctrine of "Something" as Supreme Genus

Selected bibliography on Stoic Ontology

Plotinus and the Beginning of Neoplatonism

Plotinus: the One and the Hierarchy of Being


Boethius' Metaphysics of Being and Goodness

The Neoplatonic Commentators

The Neoplatonic Commentators on Aristotle's Metaphysics

Symposia on Ancient Philosophy

Proceedings of the Symposium Platonicum, Aristotelicum, Hellenisticum

Ontology in the Middle Ages

Eriugena and the Neoplatonic Metaphysics in the Early Middle Ages

Eriugena: Dialectic and Ontology in the Periphyseon

The Arabic Rediscovery of Aristotle's Metaphysics

Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages: the Theology of Aristotle

Al-Kindi's Metaphysics: First Philosophy as the Study of God

Al-Farabi on the Scopes of the Aristotelian Metaphysics

Ibn Sina (Avicenna) on the Subject and the Object of Metaphysics

Averroes (Ibn Rushd) on the Divine as the Subject of Metaphysics

The 'Second Beginning' of Metaphysics

Introducing Aristotle in Middle Ages: the Latin translations of the Metaphysics

A Neoplatonic Metaphysics: the Liber de Causis

The Place of Metaphysics in the Medieval Classification of Sciences

Thomas Aquinas Doctrine of the Act of Being (Actus Essendi)

Duns Scotus: Univocity of Being and the Subject of Metaphysics

Properties of Being: the Medieval Doctrine of the Transcendentals

Metaphysics or Ontology? The Debate about the Subject-Matter of First Philosophy

Ontology in Modern and Contemporary philosophy

Rise and Fall of Ontology in the Modern Era from Suárez to Kant

Birth of a New Science: the History of Ontology from Suárez to Kant

Jacob Lorhard (1561-1609): The Creator of the Term "Ontologia"

Bibliography of the Ontologists from 16th to 18th Centuries:

I. From Fonseca to Poinsot (1560 - 1644)

II. From Scheibler to Lambert (1645 - 1777)

Francisco Suárez on Metaphysics as the Science of Real Beings

The Philosophy of René Descartes: An Overview

René Descartes. Bibliographie Chronologique et Annotée (Première Partie: 1616-1640)

René Descartes. Bibliographie Chronologique et Annotée (Deuxième Partie: 1641-1650)

Descartes: Biographies, Bibliographies, Dictionnaires, Lexiques

Descartes. Bibliographies, Concordances, Dictionaries, Lexica

Bibliographie des études en français sur la philosophie de Descartes

Bibliography of the studies in English on Descartes' philosophy

Descartes' Ontology: From the Rules for the Direction of the Mind to the Meditations on First Philosophy

Bibliographie sur René Descartes et la recherche de la mathesis universalis

Christian Wolff's Ontology: Existence as "Complement of Possibility"

Kant from the Critique of Metaphysics to Transcendental Philosophy

The Rediscovery of Ontology in Contemporary Thought

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History of Truth in Western Philosophy

History of the Doctrine of Categories

The Problem of Universals from the Antiquity to Middle Ages

Comparative Philosophy

General Studies on Comparative Philosophy (a selection of reference works about non-Western ontology and logic)

African Philosophy. A Survey of Contemporary Studies (introductory works and studies about African conceptions of Being and Truth)

Ancient Chinese Logic (a survey of contemporary studies)

Ancient Indian Logic and Ontology (with particular reference the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika School)

Buddhist Logic and Ontology (Indian and Tibetan developments of Buddhist logic)

Islamic (Arabic and Persian) Logic and Ontology (the introduction of Greek philosophy in the Islamic world)

Pages in Languages other than English and Essays in PDF format