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|Title:||Essentialism in Late Plato and Aristotle’s Categories|
|Publisher:||Princeton, NJ : Princeton University|
|Abstract:||The central contention of this dissertation is that Plato, in Sophist and Statesman, and Aristotle, in Categories, have fundamentally different ways of drawing the distinction between a thing’s essential features and its non-essential features. Plato distinguishes the essential features of a thing from its non-essential features by reference to the different roles they play in metaphysical explanations, whereas Aristotle draws the distinction by contrasting two irreducibly different relations between objects and their features.|
|Alternate format:||The Mudd Manuscript Library retains one bound copy of each dissertation. Search for these copies in the library's main catalog: catalog.princeton.edu|
|Type of Material:||Academic dissertations (Ph.D.)|
|Appears in Collections:||Philosophy|
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