Substances and Universals in Aristotle's Metaphysics

Synopsis

In this book, Theodore Scaltsas brings the insights of contemporary philosophy to bear on a classic problem in metaphysics that stems from Aristotle's theory of substance. Scaltsas provides an analysis of the enigmatic notions of potentiality and actuality, which he uses to explain Aristotle's substantial holism by showing how the concrete and the abstract parts of a substance form a dynamic, diachronic whole.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Ithaca, NY
Publication year:
  • 1994