The notion of common notions plays a prominent role in early modern thought. However, the epistemological conceptions standing behind this notion diverge widely. One conception derives from the Aristotelian theory of abstraction; this conception is prominent in early modern philosophies of mind that are influenced by the Aristotelian tradition. Another conception derives from the Platonic theory of innateness; this conception is prominent in the various versions of early modern Neoplatonism. However, while both the Aristotelian and the Platonic epistemologies of common notions have found much attention from commentators, there are other ways of thinking about common notions in early modern philosophy and science that are less-well explored, and to these ways of thinking the projected issue of JEMS will be devoted.
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