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Single Idea 10964

[catalogued under 9. Objects / D. Essence of Objects / 6. Essence as Unifier]

Full Idea

For Aristotle, having an essence is the criterion of being a substance.

Gist of Idea

Having an essence is the criterion of being a substance

Source

report of Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 1030a) by Hugh Lawson-Tancred - Introductions to 'Metaphysics' p.178

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.178