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Is Aquinas's "act is the principle of action" a tautology?

No. Aquinas is not a nominalist but a metaphysical realist. As a Christian Aristotelian, Aquinas is true to the empirical by holding that "nothing is in the intellect which is first not in the ...
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How do numbers and quantities relate in Aristotle's philosophy?

The expression "287 miles" characterizes a distance. The expression is composed by the number "287" and the unit "miles". Of course one is free to choose a different unit....
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Where in Aristotle's Metaphysics is Aquinas citing his claim about "two sorts of operations"?

It seems that your proposal is the right one; 1050a24: "And while in some cases the exercise is the ultimate thing (e.g. in sight the ultimate thing is seeing, and no other product besides this ...
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How should I pronounce words from Ancient Greek philosophy?

The simple fact is, we don't know how ancient Greek was pronounced. In the 16th century, the Dutch scholar Erasmus devised a pronunciation system that is still widely used in academic settings in many ...
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How should I pronounce words from Ancient Greek philosophy?

Ancient Greek pronunciation is different from todays Greek pronuncation, notably in pronouncing certain vowels. The following link displays the text and reads some passages in ancient Greek from a ...
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How is the logos of a well-functioning entity related to that entity's telos?

The Aristotelian terms of what you are talking about is entelechy (εντελέχεια) : εν-τελος-εχει : inside-end(telos)-contains (female ~ becoming of). entelechy is the process of manifestation and ...
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How do complex propositions and Aristotle's logic work?

Aristotle's syllogistic approach sometimes requires some word-smithing to get it into the right form. It's easier if we rephrase the sentences to use "is." Our English word "is" ...
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The square of opposition and Boolean algebra

Strictly speaking, the square of opposition was devised by later scholars such as Boethius, though it is generally accepted that it correctly represents Aristotle's teaching. The square of opposition ...
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