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Effective Primary Causes: The Notion Of Contact And The Possibility Of Acting Without Being Affected In Aristotle’s De Generatione Et Corruptione

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Chapter 6 in Book I of the De Generatione et Corruptione is the most intricate and syntactically complex in the whole treatise. Thus it is clearly a pivotal point for this investigation: it separates the treatment of the main theme of the work from the required preliminary section, which has already been completed at this point. In chapter 6 Aristotle turns his attention to a thorough analysis of the causes of coming to be and of passing away. The two texts?Aristotle?s remark about Diogenes?s discovery about all things in a causal relationship with each other, and Aristotle?s firmly stated proviso that this doesn?t apply to all things connected by a causal relationship?clearly provide the reason for introducing the concept of contact as a necessary, even deeper foundation for action and passion in their proper senses; so too they justify introducing generation and undertaking an analysis of contact and of generation.

Keywords: Aristotle; De Generatione et Corruptione; Diogenes?s discovery



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