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The activity of being : an essay on Aristotle's ontology

Author: Louis Aryeh Kosman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding "what something is" has long occupied philosophers, and no Western thinker has had more influence on the nature of being than Aristotle. Focusing on a reinterpretation of the concept of  Read more...

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Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristoteles; Aristotle.; Aristoteles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Aryeh Kosman
ISBN: 9780674072862 0674072863
OCLC Number: 827115167
Description: xv, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Being and substance --
Motion and activity --
Activity and substance --
The activity of living being --
What something is --
Something's being what it is --
The first mover --
Divine being and thought --
The activity of being.
Responsibility: Aryeh Kosman.

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Kosman provides readers with a careful commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics, focused on the concept of substance as energeia. In contrast to the textbook version of Aristotle's ontology, which reads Read more...

 
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