Aristotelian Metaphysics

One of my goals in writing this blog is to make a coherent summary of Aristotelian metaphysics. This page holds a listing of all the posts I’ve put up on this subject.

Note that the term “metaphysics,” though it carries a connotation of being all spooky and pseudo-science-y, actually refers to a perfectly legitimate branch of philosophy, namely the study of existence itself. For example: The statement, “Nothing can be both black and white at the same time and on the same part of its surface,” is a statement about what can possibly exist and what can’t. Therefore it’s a metaphysical statement; by contemplating this statement and reasoning about whether it’s true or not, you are engaging in metaphysics. There, that wasn’t too bad, was it?

Aristotelian Metaphysics:

  1. Act and Potency
  2. Efficient and Final Causes
  3. (Coming soon! For sure! Trust me!) Substance and Accident, Matter and Form

Aristotelian Metaphysics Gaiden:

Per Se Causation vs. Per Accidens Causation (With Guest Appearances from A Certain Magical Index)