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Substantial knowledge : Aristotle's metaphysics

Author: C D C Reeve
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aristotle's theory of substance is commonly viewed nowadays as an inconsistent amalgam of different accounts, developed at different times." "In a clear and engaging style, C.D.C. Reeve's groundbreaking new book challenges this received view. Through careful analysis of passages drawn from dozens of works, it shows how Aristotle's metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and theology work together to  Read more...
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Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristote; Aristote; Aristotle.; Aristoteles; Aristote; Aristoteles.; Aristotle.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C D C Reeve
ISBN: 0872205150 9780872205154 0872205142 9780872205147
OCLC Number: 42682998
Description: xviii, 322 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Platonism --
Separation --
Platonic Forms --
Problems with Platonic Forms --
Scientific Knowledge --
Aristotelian Sciences --
Dialectic and First Principles --
Natural Sciences --
Natural and Theoretical Sciences --
Exact and Inexact Sciences --
Essence --
Natural Beings --
How Natural Beings Come-to-Be --
How Human Beings Come-to-Be --
The Inheritance of Understanding --
Artifactual Essences --
Mathematical Essences --
Penmattered Natural Essences and Inexact Sciences --
The Definition of an Essence --
The Parts of an Essence --
The Formal Element of an Essence --
Other Essences --
Being as Substance --
Intrinsic Being --
Coincidental Being --
Categories of Intrinsic Being --
Non-Substantial Intrinsic Beings --
Substantial Intrinsic Beings --
The Structure of Intrinsic Being --
The Task of Categories --
Primary Substance[subscript c] --
Per Ceptible Substance --
Perceptible Substance and Change --
Primary Substance[subscript m] --
Form --
Suniversals --
Winners and Losers --
Substance as Form --
Potentiality and Actuality --
Activities and Their Ends --
Activity as Primary Substance[subscript m]? --
Intelligible Substance --
Sight as a Model for Understanding --
Passive Understanding --
Productive Understanding --
Self-Understanding --
Human Beings as Their Self-Understandings --
Self-Understanding as Primary Substance[subscript m]? --
Divine Substance --
God as Unmoved Mover --
God and the Heavens --
God's Essence --
God and "the Nature of the Whole" --
God as Primary Substance[subscript m]?
Responsibility: C.D.C. Reeve.

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