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Christopher Stead

Print publication date: 1977

Print ISBN-13: 9780198266303

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.001.0001

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Aristotle: The Categories and the Metaphysics

Aristotle: The Categories and the Metaphysics

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(p.55) III Aristotle: The Categories and the Metaphysics
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Divine Substance
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Christopher Stead

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266303.003.0003

This chapter explores Aristotle's views of substance in two works, the Categories and the Metaphysics. The two contrast widely in scale and treatment, the Categories being brief and deceptively simple in style, whereas the Metaphysics is long, complex, and obscure. Both raise important problems of interpretation and criticism, and each must be considered in light of the other.

Keywords:   Aristotle, substance, Categories, Metaphysics

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