Aristotle - index for METAPHYSICA Book 7 Part 1

Senses of being and the primacy of substance

Paragraph 1 There are several senses in which a thing may be said to 'be', as we pointed out previously in our book on the various senses of words;
Paragraph 2 Now there are several senses in which a thing is said to be first;
Paragraph 3 (1) in definition,
Paragraph 4 (2) in order of knowledge,
Paragraph 5 (3) in time.
Paragraph 6 For (3) of the other categories none can exist independently, but only substance.
Paragraph 7 And indeed the question which was raised of old and is raised now and always, and is always the subject of doubt, viz. what being is, is just the question, what is substance?

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