Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics

Tuomas E. Tahko* (Editor)

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Aristotelian (or neo-Aristotelian) metaphysics is currently undergoing something of a renaissance. This volume brings together fourteen new essays from leading philosophers who are sympathetic to this conception of metaphysics, which takes its cue from the idea that metaphysics is the first philosophy. The primary input from Aristotle is methodological, but many themes familiar from his metaphysics will be discussed, including ontological categories, the role and interpretation of the existential quantifier, essence, substance, natural kinds, powers, potential, and the development of life. The volume mounts a strong challenge to the type of ontological deflationism which has recently gained a strong foothold in analytic metaphysics. It will be a useful resource for scholars and advanced students who are interested in the foundations and development of philosophy.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages263
ISBN (Electronic)9780511732256
ISBN (Print)9781107000643
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Metaphysics
  • Aristotle
  • Aristotelian Metaphysics


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