What does «the fieri of the effect» mean, in the context of metaphysics/ontology?
I've tried using several dictionaries, but the either got strange meanings, or no results at all...
any help would be appreciated.
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"In fieri" (in becoming) was a phrase frequently used by the scholastic philosophers. E.g. here.
"He [Aristotle] says that all of the foregoing senses have something in common inasmuch as that is said to be a principle which comes first (1) either with reference to a thing’s being (as the first part of a thing is said to be a principle) or (2) with reference to its coming to be [in fieri] (as the first mover is said to be a principle) or with reference to the knowing of it".