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Aristotle - index for METAPHYSICA Book 8 Part 5

How the matter of each thing is related to its contrary states

  
Paragraph 1 Since some things are and are not, without coming to be and ceasing to be, e.g. points, if they can be said to be, and in general forms (for it is not 'white' comes to be, but the wood comes to be white, if everything that comes to be comes from something and comes to be something), not all contraries can come from one another, but it is in different senses that a pale man comes from a dark man, and pale comes from dark.
Paragraph 2 There is difficulty in the question how the matter of each thing is related to its contrary states.


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