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7. Existence / E. Categories / 3. Proposed Categories

[actual suggestions for structure of categories]

23 ideas
Substance,Quantity,Quality,Relation,Place,Time,Being-in-a-position,Having,Doing,Being affected [Aristotle ,by Westerhoff]
The categories (substance, quality, quantity, relation, action, passion, place, time) peter out inconsequentially [Benardete,JA on Aristotle]
There are ten basic categories for thinking about things [Aristotle]
The immediate divisions of that which is are genera, each with its science [Aristotle]
There are ten categories: essence, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, position, state, activity, passivity [Aristotle]
There are four Stoic categories; substrates, qualities, dispositions, and relative dispositions [Zeno of Citium ,by Simplicius]
Stoics categories are Substrate, Quality, Disposition, and Relation [Chrysippus]
Substance, Quantity and Quality are real; other categories depend on those three [Henry of Ghent]
Have five categories - substance, quantity, quality, action/passion, relation - and their combinations [Leibniz]
The Theory of Description dropped classes and numbers, leaving propositions, individuals and universals [Russell]
Four classes of terms: instants, points, terms at instants only, and terms at instants and points [Russell]
Chisholm divides things into contingent and necessary, and then individuals, states and non-states [Chisholm ,by Westerhoff]
Animal classifications: the Emperor's, fabulous, innumerable, like flies, stray dogs, embalmed…. [Wiggins]
The three categories in ontology are objects, properties and relations [Molnar]
I see the 'role'/'occupant' distinction as fundamental to metaphysics [Lycan]
Logic is based either on separate objects and properties, or objects as combinations of properties [Jacquette]
Reduce states-of-affairs to object-property combinations, and possible worlds to states-of-affairs [Jacquette]
All facts are either physical, experiential, laws of nature, second-order final facts, or indexical facts about me [Chalmers]
The top division of categories is either abstract/concrete, or universal/particular, or necessary/contingent [Lowe]
Lowe divides things into universals and particulars, then kinds and properties, and abstract/concrete [Lowe ,by Westerhoff]
The main categories of existence are either universal and particular, or abstract and concrete [Lowe]
Just individuals in Nominalism; add sets for Extensionalism; add properties, concepts etc for Intensionalism [Orenstein]
All systems have properties and relations, and most have individuals, abstracta, sets and events [Westerhoff]