The Doctrine of Being in the Aristotelian Metaphysics: A Study in the Greek Background of Mediaeval Thought

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PIMS, 1978 - Philosophy - 539 pages
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The problem of being is central to Western metaphysics. Etched sharply in the verses of Parmenides, it took on distinctive colouring in Aristotle as the subject matter of a science expressly labelled 'theological.' For Aristotle, being could not be shared in generic fashion by other natures. As a nature it had to be found not in various species but in a primary instance only. The science specified by the primary nature was accordingly the one science that under the aspect of being treated universally of whatever is: it dealt with being qua being.
 

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Contents

The Problem of Being in the Metaphysics
1
The Nature and Composition of the Metaphysics
69
The English Translation of Aristotelian Terms
137
The Science of the Four Causes Book A
157
The Aporematic Treatment of the Causes
211
The Science of Being qua Being Books VE
259
Part Three Sensible Entity as the Way to Separate Entity
288
Introduction The Expressions of Being E 24
307
Form and Universal Z 1316
367
The Form as Cause Z 17
375
Book
415
Part Four Separate Entity M N
421
The Aristotelian Separate Entities N
435
Separate Entity and Being Conclusion
455
Bibliography
475
Indexes
505

The Expressions of Entity Z 13
315
Entity as Substrate ZH
329
Entity as Form Z 412
347

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