Paul Henry Studtmann F'07

Paul Henry Studtmann
Professor
Philosophy
Davidson College

ACLS Fellowship Program 2007
Assistant Professor
Philosophy
Davidson College
The Foundations of Aristotle's Categorial Scheme

This study defends an interpretation according to which Aristotle's categorial scheme can be derived from systematic a priori semantic and metaphysical principles. Such an intepretation was popular in the Middle Ages but has fallen out of favor in the twentieth century due to a scholarly emphasis on the development of Aristotle's thought. Hence, this study not only updates the interpretation to take account of all the work done on Aristotle since the Middle Ages but extends and develops it in a number of ways.