Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy V

Aristotle's Ontology

Edited by Anthony Preus & John P. Anton

Subjects: Ancient Greek Philosophy
Paperback : 9780791410288, 362 pages, August 1992
Hardcover : 9780791410271, 362 pages, August 1992

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Table of contents

Part I Being in Aristotle's Logic
On the Meaning of Kategoria in Aristotle's Categories
John R Anton
The Taxonomical Interpretation of Aristotle's Categories: A Criticism
Donald Morrison
The Plotinian Reduction of Aristotle's Categories
Christos C. Evangeliou
Aristotle on Genus and Differentia
Herbert Granger
On 'Essentially' in Aristotle
Alban Urbanas
Meno's Paradox and De Re Knowledge in Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration
Michael Ferejohn
Part II Methodology and the Metaphysics
Saving Aristotle from Nussbaum's Phainomena
William Wians
The Origin of Aristotle's Metaphysical '
Edward Halper
Substratum, Subject, and Substance
Theodore Scaltsas
Energeia in Aristotle's Metaphysics IX
Ronald Polansky
Part III Being and Soul
Soul as Subject in Aristotle's De Anima
Christopher Shields
Aristotle on the Mechanics of Thought
Michael V. Wedin
The Anaxagorean Assumption in Aristotle's Account of Mind
John A. Driscoll
Filling in Nature's Deficiencies
Robin Smith
General Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index of Proper Names
Index of Concepts
Index of Classical Passages Cited

Anthony Preus is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Binghamton and co-author, with John Anton, of Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy I; Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy II; Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy III: Plato; and Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy IV: Aristotle's Ethics, all published by SUNY Press. John Anton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Florida and author of Naturalism and Historic Understanding: Essays in the Philosophy of John Herman Randall, Jr. , also published by SUNY Press.


"I like both the variety of topics treated and the generally sophisticated level at which they are discussed. There is no 'party' line here; just a group of scholars setting out their thoughts on various aspects of Aristotelian logic, metaphysics, and psychology. They show sound awareness of the current literature on the topic in question, treat the texts of Aristotle with understanding, and often come up with interpretations which succeed either in furthering our understanding or in provoking the reader to further thought on a given matter. " — T. M. Robinson, University of Toronto

"This books gives both Aristotle scholars and persons teaching Greek Philosophy (especially Aristotle) a good look at some recent and useful interpretative literature. The issues covered in the book are important and well handled. Despite being a set of independently written essays, there is considerable unity both implicit and explicit.

"There is little available which exhibits the convergence of the relatively new insights in this book, e. g., the materials on genus/species and the categories, those on the subject/ substrate distinction, and the work on thought of Wedin and Driscoll. " — Robert G. Turnbull, The Ohio State University