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Single Idea 14254

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 4. Ontological Dependence]

Full Idea

The notion of one object depending upon another is the real counterpart to the nominal notion of one term being definable in terms of another.

Gist of Idea

Dependency is the real counterpart of one term defining another


Kit Fine (Ontological Dependence [1995], II)

Book Reference

-: 'Aristotelian Society' [], p.275

A Reaction

This begins to fill out the Aristotelian picture very nicely, since definitions are right at the centre of the nature of things (though a much more transitional part of the story than Fine seems to think).