Readership: Scholars and students of ancient philosophy and metaphysics.
Michail Peramatzis, Queen's University, Belfast
Michail Peramatzis studied for his BA in Philosophy and Classics at the University of Athens, Greece, and his MA in Philosophy & History of Science at the Athens National Technical University and the University of Athens. From 2002 until 2006 he studied at Christ Church, Oxford University, for his DPhil. He secured a four-year post-doctoral research position at Christ Church as a Junior Research Fellow, during which he published articles on Aristotle's notion of Priority in Substance and views of essence and predication. He is now a Lecturer in Philosophy at the School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, in Queen's University, Belfast.
"Peramatzis provides a sophisticated set of detailed arguments which are clearly expressed and extremely engaging. This book will be of great interest and value to scholars of Aristotles Metaphysics as well as to scholars working in the area of contemporary metaphysics." - Rebekah Johnston, Philosophy in Review
"The topic of priority in Aristotle's philosophy has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. Priority in Aristotle's Metaphysics is a complex, detailed contribution to the scholarly literature that will help to focus attention on the topic ... his scope is admirably wide and philosophically ambitious." - Charlotte Witt, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
PART I: DEFINITIONAL PRIORITY: FORM, MATTER & COMPOUND
2: Definitional Priority and Definitionally Primary Items
3: Matter within a Form's Essence?
4: Natural Form, Mathematical Form and Platonist Errors
5: Natural Forms as Essentially Matter- and Change-Involving
6: Material and Change-Related Features of a Natural Form's Essence
7: Essentially Enmattered Form as Prior to Matter: A Modest Proposal
PART II: ONTOLOGICAL PRIORITY
8: Priority in Nature or in Substance
9: Platonist Ontological Priority
10: Evidence for Priority in Being [PIB] in Metaphysics A.11
11: Ontological Priority of Particular Substances
12: Definitional and Ontological Priority [PIB]
13: Test Cases for Ontological Priority [PIB]
14: Conclusion: Further Problems and Some Suggestions
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