Table of Contents

Part I: the Aristotelian tradition.
Jonathan J. Sanford, categories and metaphysics : Aristotle's science of being.
Helen Lang, Aristotle's categories "where" and "when".
Eleonore Stump, Aquinas's metaphysics : individuation and constitution.
William McMahon, reflections on some 13th- and 14th-century views of the categories.
May Sim, categories and commensurability in Confucius and Aristotle : a response to MacIntyre.
Part II: modern approaches.
Timothy Sean Quinn, Kant : the practical categories.
Carl R. Hausman, Charles Peirce's evolutionary realism as a process.
Dagfinn Follesdal, Husserl and the categories.
Newton Garver, language-games as categories : an Aristotelian theme in Wittgenstein's later thought.
Part III: normative considerations.
Michael Gorman, categories and normativity.
David Weissman, categorial form.
Part IV: epistemological and metaphysical considerations.
Mariam Thalos, distinction, judgment and discipline.
Robert Sokolowski, categorial intentions and objects.
Barry Smith, carving up reality.
C. Wesley Demarco, the generation and destruction of categories.
Jorge J.E. Gracia, are categories invented or discovered? : a response to Foucault. "The essays in this volume, written by a mix of well-established and younger philosophers, bridge divides between historical and systematic approaches in philosophy as well as divides between analytical, continental, and American traditions. They offer new interpretations of Aristotle, Confucius, Aquinas, Buridan, Kant, Pierce, Husserl, and Wittgenstein, and they challenge received views on normativity, the value of set theory, the objectivity of category schemes, and other topics." "This volume, the first to offer a comprehensive examination of the subject, challenges mainstream positions on category theory. It will be of particular interest to philosophers and others concerned with how the world is divided."--Jacket.