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Aristotle - index for METAPHYSICA Book 7 Part 16

Being, unity and the existence of forms

  
Paragraph 1 Evidently even of the things that are thought to be substances, most are only potencies, - both the parts of animals (for none of them exists separately;
Paragraph 2 Since the term 'unity' is used like the term 'being', and the substance of that which is one is one, and things whose substance is numerically one are numerically one, evidently neither unity nor being can be the substance of things, just as being an element or a principle cannot be the substance, but we ask what, then, the principle is, that we may reduce the thing to something more knowable.
Paragraph 3 But those who say the Forms exist, in one respect are right, in giving the Forms separate existence, if they are substances;


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