Date of Award

Fall 1999

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Goldin, Owen

Second Advisor

Taylor, Richard C.

Third Advisor

Rousseau, Mary


This study bad the inauspicious beginning that many dissertations do: its roots are in a term paper for a graduate course. The course was a seminar in ancient philosophy, conducted by Dr. Owen Goldin. In the seminar I became keenly interested in Aristotle's METAPHYSICS. After a follow-up course, an independent study on BOOK ETA of the METAPHYSICS, I became convinced that Aristotle's theory of substance in BOOK ZETA and ETA of the METAPHYSICS demanded close textual attention, and that I should devote myself to digging out the truth in that difficult book. Hence this study.



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