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WHAT IS BEING QUA BEING?

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I offer truth conditions for propositions about being qua being in Aristotle’s philosophy. I show that in general Aristotle views expressions of the form “qua S” in “S qua S is P” (or “S is P qua S”) as making a claim not about the subject “S”, but about the predication of “P” of “S”. I develop necessary and sufficient truth conditions for propositions of the form “S qua S is P”. Finally, I show how this analysis satisfactorily covers what Aristotle says about being qua being in the Metaphysics.

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