<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Castaneda (Hector-Neri) - Philosophical Method and The Theory of Predication and Identity (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8933.htm">Philosophical Method and The Theory of Predication and Identity</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Castaneda (Hector-Neri).htm">Castaneda (Hector-Neri)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Nous, Vol. 12, No. 2 (May, 1978), pp. 189-210</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8933.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">The problems of referential opacity in psychological contexts require a solution, of which three types are indicated, that contains a profound theory of predication, identity, and <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_77.htm">individuation</A><SUP>1</SUP>. A radical theory, not in the spirit of the current fashions, is outlined. It is called the guise-consubstantiation, conflation, and consociation theory. This theory was first expounded in "Thinking and the structure of the world," "Philosophia" (1974) and "Critica" (1972). The present paper is an introduction to this essay, motivated by two criticisms of Romane Clark in "Not every object of thought has being," "Nous" (1978). It is shown that Clark's arguments rest on equivocations, one involving the data and the theory, and the other within the theory itself. Thus, a discussion of philosophical method turns out to be crucial, and an analysis of expression 'true of' is offered.</ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T07:16" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:16:20</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>