Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta (Oxford Aristotle Studies Series)

Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta (Oxford Aristotle Studies Series)


Doing and Being confronts the matter of ways to appreciate important strategies of Aristotle's philosophy: energeia and dunamis. whereas those phrases appear ambiguous among actuality/potentiality and activity/capacity, Aristotle didn't intend them to be so. via a cautious and special interpreting of Metaphysics Theta, Beere argues that we will resolve the matter through rejecting either "actuality" and "activity" as translations of energeia, and by way of understanding an analogical perception of energeia. This technique permits Beere to determine a hitherto overlooked connection among Plato's Sophist and Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta, and to provide gratifying interpretations of the main claims that Aristotle makes in Metaphysics Theta, the declare that energeia is past in being to capability (Theta eight) and the declare that any everlasting precept has to be completely stable (Theta 9).

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