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The Discovery of Things:
Aristotle's Categories and Their Context
Wolfgang-Rainer Mann

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
A Note on Citations xi
INTRODUCTION 3
1. The Project 3
2. The Problem 6
3. The Task of Part I: The Problem of Categories 1 and 2 23
4. The Task of Part II: Plato's Metaphysics and the Status of Things 28
5. The Task of Part III: The Categories Once More--The Role of the '-onymies' 35
6. Final Methodological Preliminaries 36
PART I SETTING THE STAGE: THE "ANTEPRAEDICAMENTA" AND THE "PRAEDICAMENTA" 39
1. Preliminary Remarks: The Role of the First Two Chapters of the Treatise 39
2. The Definition of the '-onymies' 43
3. The Four Kinds of Eponymy 48
4. The Distinctions of Chapters 2 and 3 50
Appendix 1: Difficulties with the Received Text and a Role for Chapter 4 58
Appendix 2: Speusippus, the Speusippean '-onymies', and Topics I, 15 69
PART II. PLATO'S METAPHYSICS AND THE STATUS OF THINGS 75
1. Preliminary Remarks 75
2. Forms and Participants in Plato's Middle Dialogues 76
3. The Problem of Becoming 84
4. Three Difficulties for the Proposed Account of Becoming 89
5. Plato's Introduction of the Distinction between Being and Becoming 91
6. The Background to Plato's Special Use of 'Becoming' 98
7. The Participants: Plato and Anaxagoreanism 107
8. Self-Predication 120
9. The Being of the Participants: Preliminaries 124
10. The First Objection: Does Plato Distinguish between Essential and Accidental Properties? 127
11. The Second Objection: The Extent of Forms
(and a Methodological Digression) 133
12. The Second Objection Continued: Forms and 'Incompleteness' 139
13. A Third Objection: Can Forms Be 'Ingredients'? 148
14. The Participants: Being and Becoming 157
15. The Late-Learners: Real Being for Ordinary Things 172
16. Does Plato Modify His Picture in Some Late Dialogues? 180
PART III. THE CATEGORIES PICTURE ONCE MORE: AN ALTERNATIVE TO PLATONISM AND LATE-LEARNERISM 184
1. Aristotle's Introduction of Paronymy 184
2. Some Difficulties 193
3. The "Antepraedicamenta" as an Introduction to the "Praedicamenta": The Project of the Categories Reconsidered 195
EPILOGUE 205
Select Bibliograpby 207
Index Locorum 219
Index Rerum 226

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