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Index of the section "History of Ontology"

Heraclitus and Parmenides

The Philosophy of Plato

The Philosophy of Aristotle

Hellenistic Philosophy


Theophrastus's Metaphysics: Debating with Aristotle

Selected bibliography on the Philosophical Work of Theophrastus

The Ancient Divisions of Philosophy (under construction)

Early Stoicism

The Stoic Doctrine of "Something" as Supreme Genus (under construction)

Selected bibliography on Stoic Ontology

Plotinus and the Beginning of Neoplatonism

Plotinus: the One and the Hierarchy of Being (under construction)

Diogenes Laertius

Diogenes Laertius: Selected bibliography of the studies in English on the Lives of Eminent Philosophers

Diogenes Laertius: Selected bibliography of the studies, editions and translations in French, Italian, German

Proceedings of the Symposia on Ancient Philosophy

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

The Neoplatonic Commentators

Eriugena and the Neoplatonic Metaphysics in the Early Middle Ages

The Arabic Rediscovery of Aristotle's Metaphysics

Pseudo-Aristotle in the Middle Ages: the Theology of Aristotle (under construction)

Al-Kindi's Metaphysics: First Philosophy as the Study of God (under construction)

Al-Farabi on the Scopes of the Aristotelian Metaphysics (under construction)

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

Translations of the Philosophical Works of Avicenna

Selected bibliography on Avicenna's Logic and Metaphysics:

Avicenna A - G

Avicenna H - Z

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

The 'Second Beginning' of Metaphysics

Introducing Aristotle in Middle Ages: the Latin translations of the Metaphysics (under construction)

A Neoplatonic Metaphysics: the Liber de Causis (under construction)

The Place of Metaphysics in the Medieval Classification of Sciences (under construction)

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

Duns Scotus: Univocity of Being and the Subject of Metaphysics (under construction)

Properties of Being: the Medieval Doctrine of the Transcendentals (under construction)

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

Selected bibliography on the Subject Matter of First Philosophy

The Rise of Ontology in the Modern Era

The Philosophy of René Descartes

Ontology from Wolff to Kant

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

Selected bibliography on the Metaphysics of Christian Wolff

Kant from the Critique of Metaphysics to Transcendental Philosophy (under construction)

The Rediscovery of Ontology in Contemporary Thought

(under construction)

Index of the Section Historians of Philosophy