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The Activity of Being

An Essay on Aristotle’s Ontology

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HARDCOVER

$55.00 • £44.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780674072862

Publication Date: 03/18/2013

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304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations

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  • Preface
  • 1. Being and Substance
  • 2. Motion and Activity
  • 3. Activity and Substance
  • 4. The Activity of Living Being
  • 5. What Something Is
  • 6. Something’s Being What It Is
  • 7. The First Mover
  • 8. Divine Being and Thought
  • 9. The Activity of Being
  • Notes
  • Index

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