Aristotle - index for METAPHYSICA Book 5 Part 6


Paragraph 1 'One' means (1) that which is one by accident, (2) that which is one by its own nature.
Paragraph 2 (1) Instances of the accidentally one are 'Coriscus and what is musical', and 'musical Coriscus' (for it is the same thing to say 'Coriscus and what is musical', and 'musical Coriscus'), and 'what is musical and what is just', and 'musical Coriscus and just Coriscus'.
Paragraph 3 (2) Of things that are called one in virtue of their own nature some
Paragraph 4 (a) are so called because they are continuous, e.g. a bundle is made one by a band, and pieces of wood are made one by glue;
Paragraph 5 (b)(i) Things are called one in another sense because their substratum does not differ in kind;
Paragraph 6 (c) Two things are called one, when the definition which states the essence of one is indivisible from another definition which shows us the other (though in itself every definition is divisible).
Paragraph 7 While in a sense we call anything one if it is a quantity and continuous, in a sense we do not unless it is a whole, i.e. unless it has unity of form;
Paragraph 8 (3) The essence of what is one is to be some kind of beginning of number;
Paragraph 9 Again, some things are one in number, others in species, others in genus, others by analogy;
Paragraph 10 Evidently 'many' will have meanings opposite to those of 'one';

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