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Ideas of Peter Abelard, by Text

[French, 1079 - 1142, Born at Nantes. Castrated for affair with Heloise in 1118. At the University of Paris. Work condemned in 1121 and 1140.]

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p.6 Abelard was an irrealist about virtually everything apart from concrete individuals
p.6 If 'animal' is wholly present in Socrates and an ass, then 'animal' is rational and irrational
p.8 Abelard's mereology involves privileged and natural divisions, and principal parts
p.8 Natural kinds are not special; they are just well-defined resemblance collections
p.50 Nothing external can truly be predicated of an object
p.51 Only words can be 'predicated of many'; the universality is just in its mode of signifying
p.52 Abelard's problem is the purely singular aspects of things won't account for abstraction
p.155 The de dicto-de re modality distinction dates back to Abelard