Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Metaphysics

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CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ix
1 Aristotle's Metaphysics1
1 What is the Metaphysics About? The Question, 'What is Being?'1
2 Sources of the Question, 'What is Being?'5
3 A Central Distinction in the Metaphysics: Being in General versus Primary Being (prōtē ousia)10
4 Three Candidates for Primary Being: The Particular; the Universal; and the Essence12
5 Does Aristotle Assume Essentialism in the Metaphysics? 16
6 The Structure and Unity of the Metaphysics 19
7 About this Companion to the Metaphysics 21
2 Metaphysics as the Science of the Ultimate Explanations of All Things (Book I) 23
1 Metaphysics as the Science of the Ultimate Explanations and Principles of All Things23
2 How Explanatory Knowledge Differs from Sense Perception and Experience31
3 Aristotle's General Conception of Explanations and Explanatory Knowledge39
iThe search for explanations and what it is based on39
iiThe nature and requirements of explanations42

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