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On the Origins of Some Aristotelian Theses About Predication

  • Alan Code
Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 29)


The distinction between essential and accidental predication forms the basis of the doctrine of substance and categories that Aristotle had worked out by the time he wrote the Categories. In ‘The Platonism of Aristotle’, G. E. L. Owen presents his own account of the origin of that doctrine.1


Primary Substance Infinite Regress Individual Essence Essential Predication Alan Code 
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