DAVID BIRNBAUM SUMMA METAPHYSICA
DAVID BIRNBAUM PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
ZETA: “Principia Metaphysica”
SUMMA METAPHYSICA is articulated via two formulations – and their incorporated EIGHTEEN groups of propositions
(9 + 9 respectively).
* * * Summa Metaphysica * * *
an overarching and unified metaphysics
[in Book #1] PRINCIPIA METAPHYSICA
[in Book #2]
9 propositions 9 propositions
(100–900) proposition groups:
The UNIFIED FORMULATION in Book #1:
(see “Reprint of Unified Formulation” in Book #2)
with nine Proposition Groups numbered 100-900:
and PRINCIPIA METAPHYSICA to be presented here
– with nine Proposition Groups numbered 1100–1900
So, in this sub-section (Zeta), I present PRINCIPIA METAPHYSICA – the second group of PROPOSITIONS of the overarching metaphysical construct – SUMMA METAPHYSICA.
So, the Overview would be as follows:
In Book #1 (God and Evil),
the Outline Summary of the (first) nine GROUPS OF PROPOSITIONS
– The UNIFIED FORMULATION: Proposition Groups 100–900
is introduced in section 99.00. One would most easily categorize this first batch
as-a-whole as: Philosophical / Metaphysical propositions.
In Book #2 (God and Good ) here,
the Outline Summary of the next nine GROUPS OF PROPOSITIONS
– PRINCIPIA METAPHYSICA: Proposition Groups
are summarized here in ZETA. One would most easily categorize this second batch
as-a-whole as: Metaphysical propositions.