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Aristotle - index for METAPHYSICA Book 3 Part 6

12-13: existence of forms

  
Paragraph 1 In general one might raise the question why after all, besides perceptible things and the intermediates, we have to look for another class of things, i.e. the Forms which we posit.
Paragraph 2 But if we are to suppose both that the Forms exist and that the principles are one in number, not in kind, we have mentioned the impossible results that necessarily follow.
Paragraph 3 (13) Closely connected with this is the question whether the elements exist potentially or in some other manner.
Paragraph 4 (12) We must not only raise these questions about the first principles, but also ask whether they are universal or what we call individuals.
Paragraph 5 If, then, the principles are universals, these universal.


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