Substance and Predication in Aristotle
This book takes up the central themes of Aristotle's metaphysical theory and the various transformations they undergo prior to their full expression in the Metaphysics. Aristotle's metaphysics is bedevilled by classic puzzles involving such notions as form, predication, universal, and substance, which result from his attempt to adapt the various requirements on primary substance developed in his earlier works so that they fit the very different metaphysical picture in his later work. Professor Lewis argues that Aristotle is himself aware of most if not all of these difficulties and in the Metaphysics works hard to ensure the coherence of his theory. He presents Aristotle's views as a formal theory complete with axioms, definitions, and theorems.
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Aristotle on Platos Third Man Argument and
Primacy and Dependence in Aristotles Categories
Introduction to Part II Accidental Compounds
Paradoxes of Accidental Sameness
The Ontological Project
Introduction to Part III Aristotles Later Theory
Form and the New Theory of Metaphysical Predication
Form and Membership in a Kind
Postscript to Part III Complications and Refinements
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