Friday, September 14, 2012

Aristotle on Substance: A Chart based on the Categories


       This chart is based entirely on what Aristotle says about substance in his book Categories. There is so much more that might be said about substance. The purpose of this chart is to be an aid in understanding the Aristotelian notions of substance, primary substance and secondary substance.

      I tried to upload it as a pdf file, and to copy and paste it in from Microsoft word, but I couldn't figure out how to do either of these functions, so, I uploaded it as a picture. If you find it useful, and would like a pdf copy of it, let me know. All the page numbers refer to The Basic Works of Aristotle, edited by Richard McKeon.