Title: A Revised Interpretation of the Mediaeval Reception of Aristotle's Metaphysics
Authors: Dudley, John
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Officina di Studi Medievali
Host Document: Universality of Reason. Plurality of Philosophies in the Middle Ages pages:1197-1201
Series Title: Biblioteca dell’Officina di Studi Medievali; 14.II.2
Conference: Congresso Internazionale di Filosofia Medievale de la Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale (S.I.E.P.M) edition:12 location:Palermo date:17-22 settembre 2007
Abstract: For Aristotle a substance is in the first place a living natural substance, then a non-living natural substance, and finally a product of art, which is a substance by imitation. Thus he implies that there is an analogy of substance. In De An. Aristotle identified soul with the form in living beings, but did not take the next step which would be to hold that the only real form is soul. Many mediaeval thinkers understood that there is a problem if all existing things are held to be substances in the same way. Aquinas proposed an analogy of being, others a theory of multiplicity of forms. But the simplest and best solution would have been the theory of analogy of substance implicit in Aristotle's thought.
ISBN: 9788864850511
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

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