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act and potency


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Aristotle (384—322 bc)

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The pair “act – potency” appears, in Aristotle, in the context of the physical explanation of movement and, more widely, the metaphysical explanation of becoming. A notion too primordial to ...

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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