How Aristotle gets by in Metaphysics Zeta / Frank A. Lewis
- Lewis, Frank A.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 324 pages ; 24 cm.
- Oxford Aristotle studies
- Machine generated contents note: 1.An Oblique Approach to Substance -- 2.Some Alien Presences -- 3.Some Unexpected Absences -- pt. One The Shape of Zeta -- 1.The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Metaphysics Zeta -- The Approach to Substance in Zeta -- 1.Metaphysics Zeta 1: A Minimum Metaphysical Theory -- 2.The Definition of Substance: The Agenda of Zeta, and a First Look at Levels -- The Three Segments of Zeta: A Bird's-Eye View -- 3.Substance and Subjects -- 4.Substance and Essence -- 5.Substance and Universals -- The Anti-Platonism of Zeta, and Some Other Participants in the Debate -- 6.A Place for Polemics -- 7.Expanding the Dramatis Personae -- Two Constraints on the Account of Substance? Levels and Non-Linearity -- 8.Levels -- 9.Non-Linearity: Inaccessibility and the Common Conclusion Assumption -- 10.The Logic of Non-Linearity -- Some Alternative Argumentative Strategies -- 11."Mapping" the Old Onto The New, and A Use For Abductive Argument -- pt. Two Substance as Subject -- 2.Subjects in Metaphysics Zeta 3 -- 1.Sources of the Received View: Aristotle's Categories, and the Early Philosophers of Nature -- 2.Aristotle's Target in Zeta 3 -- 3.The Distribution of "Received" and "Partisan" in Zeta 3; On "Stripping Away" -- 4.The Shift from "Received" to "Partisan": the Cross-Theoretical Identification Between the Result of Stripping Away and Matter -- 5.The Trouble with Matter -- 6.Bare Substrates and Bare Substrate Ontology -- 7.The Homonymy of Matter, and Some Difficulties for Metaphysical Predication -- 8.Conclusion -- pt. Three Substance as Essence -- 3.A Start on Essence in Metaphysics Zeta 4 -- 1."How (Informed) People Speak" About Essence: Two Points of Contact with the Tradition -- 2.Beyond Received Views: Partisan Developments -- 3.How to Talk About Essence: Ownership versus Content -- 4.A First Approach, Conducted Logikos: Essence and "What a Thing is per se" -- 5.A Second Approach to Essence: the Connection with Definition -- 6.Does a Compound of a Substance with an Accident have an Essence?: Essence and the Thisness Test -- 7.Two Conditions on Definition and Essence: Unity and Primacy -- 8.Grades of Being, of Essence, and of Definition -- Appendix: Greek Hoper and the Pseudo-Cleft Constructions in English -- 4.Sameness, Substitution, and Essence (I): Zeta 5, the SE, and "A Nose by Any Other Name" -- The Puzzles of Essence, and an Apparent Discrepancy -- 1.The Three Puzzles in Zeta 5 -- 2.What Aristotle Knows About Snub in the SE -- How to Make Room for the Puzzles in Zeta 5 -- 3.The No-Solution Solution -- 4.Accidents and Compounds -- 5.Contextual Definition -- 6.Making Room for the Puzzles in Zeta 5: the Issue of Validity -- Back to the SE -- 7.Double Trouble -- 8.Saying the Same Thing Again Again -- Sameness and Substitution -- 9.The Puzzles, Sameness, and Definition -- 10.The Puzzles and Some Principles of Sameness -- 11.Sameness and Definition: Substitution and the Extended Sameness Test -- The Zeta 5 Puzzles Revisited, and a Defence of Babbling -- 12.The Remaining Strategy -- 13.A Nose By Any Other Name: Substitution and Reformulation in the Three Puzzles -- 14.In Defence of Babbling -- Afterword: Reservations and Retractions -- 15.Does Aristotle's Argument Hit Too Wide a Target? -- 16.Does the Argument Hit No Target At All? -- 17.Systematic Considerations -- 5.Sameness, Substitution, and Essence (II): The SE, and the Pale Man Argument from Zeta 6 -- Some Background Ideas -- 1.Aristotle's Hierarchy of Essences, and "Things that are the Same as Their Essences" -- The Pale Man Argument -- 2.Things that are Not (Essentially) the Same as Their Essences: the Pale Man Argument -- 3.So Many Arguments, So Many Ways To Go Wrong -- Referential Opacity and the Pale Man Argument -- 4.Referential Opacity, and the Fallacy of Accident -- 5.From the Fallacy of Accident to the Non-Sameness Result: the Supporting Argument -- Referential Opacity and the Theory of Essence -- 6."Under a Description" -- 7.Ownership versus Content Again -- 8.Composite Essences and Their Owners -- 9.Conclusion -- 6.Plato as Friend: Is There Room for Plato in an Aristotelian Theory of Essence? -- Purity in the Engagement with Plato -- 1.The Basic Argument for Sameness -- 2.Plato and the Elaboration of the Basic Argument -- "Severance": How Platonic Separation is not a Target -- 3."Severance" and Its Consequences: 1031b3-11 -- 4.A Fresh Argument for Identity: Severance and a Principle From the Theory of Izzing and Having -- Goodbye to Severance, and in Defence of Uniformity -- 5.The Applications of Uniformity: Fallacy, or True Platonic Doctrine? -- 6.Fallacy Again, or More True Doctrine? -- 7.Aristotle on How Plato's Forms are Inessential to His Argument -- 7.Substance as Essence: The Shift to "Partisan" Mode in Zeta 10 and 11 -- 1.Zeta 10 and the Transition to "Partisan" Mode -- 2.A Partisan Question in Zeta 11 -- 3.On How Aristotle Manages the Shift from the Tradition to the Partisan Point of View (i): The Full-Expansion Condition on Definition, and the Drive to Form as Primary Substance? -- 4.On How to Manage the Shift from the Tradition to the Partisan Point of View (ii): The Full-Expansion Condition on Definition, and an Isomorphism Between Theories? -- 5.Some Conclusions -- pt. Four Substance as Universal -- 8.Substance and Universals (I): Plato as Foe: Setting the Stage in Zeta 13 -- 1.The Programme of Zeta 13 -- 2.The Platonic View of Universals in Zeta 13-16 -- "No Universal is a Substance" -- 3.Zeta 13, 1038b8-15: The Primary Argument -- 4.Does Aristotle Play Fair with Plato in the Primary Argument?: The Primary Argument and the Argument of Zeta 6 -- 5.The Limits of the Primary Argument -- 6.An Ad Hominem Objection to Aristotle: the Problem of Friendly Fire -- 7.Zeta 13, 1038b16-23: A Reprise of the Primary Argument -- 8.Zeta 13, 1038b15-16: On Substance and Predication -- 9.Zeta 13, 1038b34-1039a3: Universals and the This-Such Distinction -- "No Substance can have Actual Substance as Its Parts" -- 10.Zeta 13, 1038b23-29, 29-30: A Substance and Its Parts -- 11.The Problem of Friendly Fire Again -- 12.Some General Results, 1038b30-34 -- 13.Lines, Numbers, and Democritean Atoms: 1039a3-14 -- 14.The Closing Dilemma of Zeta 13: More on the Structure of Universals, 1039a14-23 -- Individuals and Their Kinds: Aristotle's Alternative to Plato -- 15.A Closer Look at Kinds -- 16.Individual and Kinds, and How the Form is Predicated of the Matter: (i) An Account of Statement Predication -- 17.Individuals and Kinds, and How the Form is Predicated of the Matter: (ii) The Metaphysical Analysis of Kinds -- 18.An Injection of Theory -- 19.Some Pluses and Minuses -- Appendix: Mutual Exclusivity and Some Versions of Compatibility -- 9.Substance and Universals (II): Plato on Genus, Species, and Differentia -- 1.The Assumptions that Make Plato Vulnerable -- 2.Aristotle's Dilemma -- 3."The Genus is Numerically the Same in the Different Species" -- 4."The Genus is Not Numerically the Same in the Different Species" -- 5.Two Final Negative Consequences -- 10.Substance and Universals (III): Zeta 15 and 16, and Plato's Fundamental Mistake -- 1."Received" and "Partisan" Mode in Zeta 15 -- 2.An Aristotelian Condition on Definition? -- 3.The Revised Aristotelian Condition -- 4.A Comment on Aristotle's Silence, and the Constructive Dilemma (CD) Strategy Revisited -- 5.The Critique Continued in Zeta 16 -- 6.A Final Jab at Plato, and a Summary of Conclusions in the Segment -- Appendix: Definition, Substance, and Universals: A Puzzle, and Some Speculative Conclusions -- pt. Five Back to the Definition of Substance: The End-Game -- 11.The Posterior Analytics, and a Fresh Approach to Defining Substance -- 1.The Search for Substance: Are We There Yet? -- 2.Substance as a Cause -- 3.From the An. Po. to the Metaphysics -- 4.Some Questions of Fit -- 5.On Why Aristotle Does Not Mean for the Fit to be Exact -- 6.Causes and the Definition of Substance -- 7.Conclusion -- 12.Aristotle on the Positive Contributions of Zeta -- 1.The Retrospective in Eta 1 -- 2.A Closing Note About Levels.
- 9780199664016 (hbk.) and 0199664013 (hbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages -308) and indexes.
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