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Doing and Being: An Interpretation of Aristotle's by Jonathan Beere

By Jonathan Beere

Doing and Being confronts the matter of ways to appreciate principal ideas of Aristotle's philosophy: energeia and dunamis. whereas those phrases look ambiguous among actuality/potentiality and activity/capacity, Aristotle didn't intend them to be so. via a cautious and precise studying of Metaphysics Theta, Beere argues that we will resolve the matter by means of rejecting either "actuality" and "activity" as translations of
energeia, and through figuring out an analogical notion of energeia. This technique allows Beere to determine a hitherto left out connection among Plato's Sophist and Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta, and to provide enjoyable interpretations of the most important claims that Aristotle makes in Metaphysics Theta, the declare that energeia is previous in being to
capacity (Theta eight) and the declare that any everlasting precept needs to be completely strong (Theta 9).

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