Single Idea 17849

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / B. Properties / 2. Need for Properties]

Full Idea

That which is different is different from something under some aspect, so that there must be something the same in respect of which they differ.

Gist of Idea

For two things to differ in some respect, they must both possess that respect


Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 1054b26)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.295