aristotle: a comprehensive view on nature and society

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Substance, for Aristotle, is not a universal, but rather, it is the particular; substance is not a "such," but a "this." Thus, substance is neither in nor is it said of a subject (as are qualities). Rather it is that which makes the subject numerically one; it is that which makes the subject the individual...
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Substance is "an individual man and [or] an individual horse." Aristotle still classifies universals as substances, for they define what constitutes the substance, and without these universals, a substance would not be what is. There are four characteristics of substances: a substance is a "this", not a qualification or a ?such' (which stresses individuality); a substance has no contraries to it (there are no opposites of a substance); a substance does not admit more or less (there are not degrees of a substance); and a substance can admit contraries while remaining numerically one...
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