According to Wikipedia,
Aristotle didn't have the notion of actus essendi. In fact, the contribution of Aquinas to the philosophy of being is precisely that he discovered that all Aristotelian acts were in reality "potency" with respect to the actus essendi.
What does this mean in layman's terms? I'm familiar with the distinction between act and potency, but what are "Aristotelian acts"?
Medievalists seem to think this issue of actus essendi is a big deal, but I can't even understand the difference between "being" and "act of being".