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Is there any ontology in Aristotle?

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      • Offprint from: Dialogue, 25, 1986.Includes bibliographical references.

        StatementCanadian Philosophical Association
        PublishersCanadian Philosophical Association
        LC Classifications1986
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        Paginationxvi, 130 p. :
        Number of Pages71
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        ISBN 10nodata

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What Is Ontology?

Their views of God are considered mainstream by many Jews of all denominations even today. The essence of a thing is what this thing is like, it signifies the definition of this thing. I had said that there were other kinds of things which pertain to primary and secondary substances. How do you classify flowering plants? Reasonably, one may ask, in what sense, if any, do virtual particles exist as physical entities? The best example of this process philosophy not including the smaller details is to think of a film reel.

whether it exists in and of itself or simply 'comes along' by accident• With these exceptions, the subject matter of ontology is the same as that found in Aristotle.

Wolff conceives existence as just one determination among others, which a being may lack. But a horse is a being in the primary sense—it is a substance—whereas the color white a quality is a being only because it qualifies some substance. This last illustration is particularly illuminating. Moreover, the Stoics were the first to formulate a consistent theory of the object of logic.

For Kosman, the emphasis on the unmoved nature of the first mover in Is there any ontology in Aristotle? Physics is driven by the demands of that particular investigation, concerned as it is to give an account of natural motion.

" 'Thing' and 'Non-Thing' Ontologies". Such is, in outline, the work done by logicians. Each category can be thought of as having a tree structure. This method by itself is not sufficient for ontology since it depends on a theory in order to result in ontological commitments.

For example, an occasion in the life of Socrates is an Is there any ontology in Aristotle? entity. The manifold of things we encounter in our everyday experiences, like trees or cars, are mere appearances that lack existence independent of the observer.

In other words, Descartes affirms only form in his conception of substance. Back to the apple example, the fact that an apple is red is a secondary characteristic of identity, but that it is an apple is fundamental, in and of itself. This project is supported by the UNESCO Chair in Archai: The Plural Origins of Western Thought at the Universidade de Brasilia. Posted on Volume I Call for submissions We invite submissions of proposals.

Wolff defines ontology as the science of being in general. In the English speaking world we may mention the paper of Miss Martha Hurst on implication during the IVth century 1935 -- but above all the already quoted work of Dr.