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Categories in topics I9: A new plea for a traditional interpretation

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The list of katēgoriai presented at the start of Top. I 9 was traditionally interpreted as a version of the canonical Aristotelian list of categories, and as largely equivalent to the list we find in Categories 4. Accordingly, its first item, the ‘what it is’, was identified with the category of substance. This interpretation has been challenged by several scholars, all sharing the view that the ‘what it is’ in Top. I 9 cannot be substance, since it collects items belonging to all Aristotelia...

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10.1515/agph-2019-0106

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
New College
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Publisher:
De Gruyter
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Volume:
105
Issue:
1
Pages:
29-67
Publication date:
2021-11-06
Acceptance date:
2020-10-17
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1613-0650
ISSN:
0003-9101
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English
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1157581
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2021-01-20

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