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Arguments of Aristotle’s Metaphysics


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ISBN : 9788130716015


Author : E. H. Johnson


Pages : 200 pp


Year of Publishing : 2020


Binding : Hard Bound



SKU: COSA094 Categories: ,

In this work, Aristotle first exposes what he finds to be the logical errors of earlier thinkers. Although he recurrently trains his fire even on his old teacher, Plato, Aristotle’s system of thought does not finally escape Platonism. This volume presents several major undertakings, [1] Aristotle’s logic, [2] his systematic definitions and arguments as to the nature and priority of “”substance””, relative aspects of actuality, potentiality, process, differentia, unity and multiplicity, and [3] his theology (First Philosophy). While Aristotle is often said to be the ideological godfather of so-called positivism (a particularly dogmatic species of materialism), he would reject the title. So-called positivists tend to proudly insist that they reject metaphysics. The obvious problem with this assertion is that it is itself metaphysical (as Aristotle would immediately point out). Throughout most of the history of systematic thought, metaphysics has been seen as the supreme discipline (Isaac Newton, the greatest of physicists and mathematicians, found physics and mathematics to be less fascinating than theology, as had Rene Descartes and Blaise Pascal).

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