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The Eleatic Challenge in Aristotle’s Physics I.8

The Eleatic Challenge in Aristotle’s Physics I.8 Abstract:In Physics I.8, Aristotle outlines and responds to an Eleatic argument against the reality of change. I defend a new reading according to which the argument assumes Predicational Monism, the claim that each being can possess only one property. In Phys. I.2, Aristotle responds to Predicational Monism, which he attributes to the Eleatics; I argue that he uses this response to distinguish coincidental from non-coincidental becoming, a distinction he employs in Phys I.8 to resolve the argument against the reality of change. The Eleatics’ acceptance of Predicational Monism, I argue, explains why this distinction is unavailable to them. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rhizomata de Gruyter

The Eleatic Challenge in Aristotle’s Physics I.8

Rhizomata , Volume 9 (1): 26 – Jul 26, 2017

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de Gruyter
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© 2017 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
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2196-5110
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2196-5110
DOI
10.1515/rhiz-2017-0002
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Abstract

Abstract:In Physics I.8, Aristotle outlines and responds to an Eleatic argument against the reality of change. I defend a new reading according to which the argument assumes Predicational Monism, the claim that each being can possess only one property. In Phys. I.2, Aristotle responds to Predicational Monism, which he attributes to the Eleatics; I argue that he uses this response to distinguish coincidental from non-coincidental becoming, a distinction he employs in Phys I.8 to resolve the argument against the reality of change. The Eleatics’ acceptance of Predicational Monism, I argue, explains why this distinction is unavailable to them.

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Rhizomatade Gruyter

Published: Jul 26, 2017

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