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Overlooked Occurrences of the Phrase ‘Common Sense’

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

It has often been claimed that the phrase ‘common sense’ occurs only three or four times in the Aristotelian corpus. However, the phrase ‘common sense’ can also be found in Historia Animalium I.3 ... More


Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Jonathan Beere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

Doing and Being confronts the problem of how to understand two central concepts of Aristotle's philosophy: energeia and dunamis. While these terms seem ambiguous between actuality/potentiality and ... More


Aristotle on the Law of Non-Contradiction

Graham Priest

in Doubt Truth to be a Liar

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199263288
eISBN:
9780191603631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263280.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter analyzes and criticizes the argument of Aristotle in Metaphysics, Book Gamma, against those who would violate the Law of Non-Contradiction, together with what a number of later ... More


Priority in Aristotle's Metaphysics

Michail Peramatzis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588350
eISBN:
9780191728877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Recent work in metaphysics has witnessed a noticeable turn to Aristotelian discussions of priority in one form or another. This revival of interests in Aristotle-inspired themes focuses on questions ... More


Conclusion

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The conclusion discusses the common sense as envisioned by Aristotle, particularly what he himself designates with the phrase and what we should designate as the Aristotelian notion of the common ... More


The Explanatory Gap and Dualism Reconsidered

Steven Horst

in Beyond Reduction: Philosophy of Mind and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195317114
eISBN:
9780199871520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317114.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the implications of post‐reductionist philosophy of science for dualism and the status of the explanatory gaps. The primary argument for dualism is based on a Negative ... More


Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of ... More


Metaphysics I: Theology

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter begins with a brief discussion of what Avicenna considers to be the proper subject matter of metaphysics, namely, existents qua existents, followed by a brief outline of his Metaphysics. ... More


A Biological Provenance: Reflections on Montgomery Furth's Substance, Form and Psyche: An Aristotelean Metaphysics

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Montgomery Furth's 1988 book was the fruit of some twenty years’ work on the relationship between Aristotle's biology and his metaphysics. This chapter, after placing Furth's work in relation to that ... More


Why no Platonistic Ideas of Artefacts? *

Sarah Broadie

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The discrepancy between evidence in the dialogues that Plato endorsed artefactual Ideas and evidence in Aristotle's Metaphysics that he excluded them has been the focus of intense interest. Much of ... More


Aristotle's Refinements of Plato's Theory

Kathrin Koslicki

in The Structure of Objects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539895
eISBN:
9780191716300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539895.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Aristotle's refinements of Plato's theory of composition. Aristotle is generally sympathetic to the Platonic outlook, but differs over the details. In some cases, Aristotle's ... More


Interlude: The <i>Energeia‐Kinēsis</i> Distinction (Theta 6)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter comments briefly on a remarkable passage: 1048b18-35. The passage distinguishes two kinds of actions (praxeis): some are changes (kinēseis), others are energeia. It manages to have both ... More


Being‐in‐Capacity (Theta 7)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Theta 7, where Aristotle shifts the focus of his discussion from being-in-energeia to being-in-capacity. The project of Theta 6 was to get us to grasp the concept of ... More


The Priority of <i>Energeia</i> (Theta 8)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

Theta 8 is the culmination of Aristotle's discussion of being-in-capacity and being-in-energeia, where he draws conclusions that constitute a contribution to the science of being. By the middle of ... More


The Bad Itself (with Speculations on Goodness) (Theta 9)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Theta 9, focusing on three intimately connected concepts: that for-the-sake-of-which, the end, and the good. Theta 9 offers reasoned argument that eternal principles (if there ... More


Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Oliver Primavesi

Carlos Steel (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

he volumes of the “Symposium Aristotelicum” have become in the last fifty years the obligatory reference works for all studies on Aristotle. In this 18th volume a distinguished group of scholars ... More


Peace between the Gods and Giants

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

The ninth book of Aristotle's Metaphysics — Book Theta — develops a theory of causal powers, and then distinguishes two ways of being: being-in-capacity and being-in-energeia (where energeia is, as a ... More


The Introduction to <i>Metaphysics</i> Theta (Theta 1)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers how Metaphysics Theta presents its own project. Two topics are of special importance. First, it has been thought that Book Theta is to be read as a continuation or completion ... More


Powers (Theta 1)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter shows that the program Aristotle has set out for Metaphysics Theta begins with ordinary Greek. Energeia is set to one side, not being an ordinary Greek word but a made-up philosophical ... More


Rational Powers (Theta 2)

Jonathan Beere

in Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199206704
eISBN:
9780191709784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206704.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the second chapter of Book Theta, which focuses on a certain important class of powers: those that consist in rational comprehension, referred to as rational powers. Such powers ... More


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