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Aristotle - index for METAPHYSICA Book 7 Part 13

No universal attribute is a substance

  
Paragraph 1 Let us return to the subject of our inquiry, which is substance.
Paragraph 2 Further, substance means that which is not predicable of a subject, but the universal is predicable of some subject always.
Paragraph 3 But perhaps the universal, while it cannot be substance in the way in which the essence is so, can be present in this;
Paragraph 4 If, then, we view the matter from these standpoints, it is plain that no universal attribute is a substance, and this is plain also from the fact that no common predicate indicates a 'this', but rather a 'such'.
Paragraph 5 The conclusion is evident also from the following consideration.


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