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Aristotle's metaphysics; form, matter and identity.


Aristotle's metaphysics; form, matter and identity.

Kirby, Jeremy.

Continuum Publishing Group


163 pages



Continuum studies in ancient philosophy


Kirby (philosophy, Albion College) confronts a "difficulty" in Aristotle's metaphysics: the possibility that two organisms of the same species might share the same matter, and if so, they would seem to share the same identity which, of course, is not possible. Fortunately, what sounds like an impenetrable tangle of philosophical rhetoric is far from it. The author avoids jargon and writes in a straightforward, almost conversational style, and takes a common- sense approach to explaining Aristotle's observations and conclusions and the paths of logic and sequences of thought that led to them.

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Date:Feb 1, 2009
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