Aristotle | Critical Essay by Richard Rorty

This literature criticism consists of approximately 41 pages of analysis & critique of Aristotle.
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Critical Essay by Richard Rorty

SOURCE: "Genus as Matter: A Reading of Metaphysics Z-H," in Exegesis and Argument: Studies in Greek Philosophy Presented to Gregory Vlastos, edited by E. N. Lee, A. P. D. Mourelatos, R. M. Rorty, Van Gorcum & Company B. V., 1973, pp. 393-420.

In the following essay, Rorty reviews what he describes as a significant difficulty in the reading of Metaphysics, namely that it appears to lack unity and a conclusion. Rorty locates the primary source of the substance-form puzzle in Book Z, and argues that by understanding Aristotle's claim that genus is matter, a claim not often taken seriously, certain difficulties in Book Z are eliminated.

One difficulty in reading the Metaphysics is to locate the conclusion of the argument.1 The difficulty is so great that many have concluded that there is no conclusion, and no unity to the treatise. Now...

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