The Works of Aristotle, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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Clarendon Press, 1908 - Philosophy
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Page lxxii - There is a science which investigates being as being and the attributes which belong to this in virtue of its own nature.
Page xciv - To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is and of what is not that it is not is true.
Page xvii - All men by nature desire to know. An indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of sight.
Page cxli - By matter I mean that which in itself is neither a particular thing nor of a certain quantity nor assigned to any other of the categories by which being is determined.
Page xxi - For it is owing to their wonder that men both now begin and at first began to philosophize...
Page lxxiii - ... be because they are substances, others because they are affections of substance, others because they are a process towards substance, or destructions or privations or qualities of substance, or productive or generative of substance, or of things which are relative to substance, or negations of one of these things or of substance itself.
Page cxliii - Therefore there is an essence only of those things whose formula is a definition. But we have a definition not where we have a word and a formula identical in meaning (for in that case all formulae or sets of words would be definitions ; for there will be some name for any set of words whatever, so that even the Iliad...
Page xxxii - Socrates, however, was busying himself about ethical matters and neglecting the world of nature as a whole but seeking the universal in these ethical matters, and fixed thought for the first time on definitions...
Page 27 - reason" is actuality) and by Empedocles in his doctrine of love and strife, and by those who say that there is always movement, eg Leucippus. Therefore chaos or night did not exist for an infinite time, but the same things have always existed (either passing through a cycle of changes or obeying some other law), since actuality is prior to potency. If, then, there is a constant cycle, something must always remain, acting in the same way.
Page xxviii - ... of nature, they supposed the elements of numbers to be the elements of all things, and the whole heaven to be a musical scale and a number. And all the properties of numbers and scales which they could show to agree with the attributes and parts and the whole arrangement of the heavens, they collected and fitted into their scheme; and if there was a gap anywhere, they readily made additions so as to make their whole theory coherent.

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