Being and Intensity

  • Franz Brentano
Part of the Melbourne International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 8)


One of Aristotle’s doctrines that strikes us as especially odd is his conception of the nature of motion. He defines motion as the realization of that which exists potentially in so far as it exists potentially, also as an imperfect or incomplete entelechy. But Aristotle acknowledges himself that this definition in terms of the realization of the potential qua potential is difficult to grasp. Yet such a realization, he says, is possible.


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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers bv, The Hague 1981

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