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Aristotle Aquinas offers a clear account of the epistemic priority of Aristotelian substance in his Commentary on the Metaphysics bk. 7 l. 1: (1) It is evident too that substance is first in the order of knowing, for that is first in the order of knowing which is better known and explains a thing better. Now each thing is better known when its ...


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For Aristotle (4th century BC Greek philosopher) and St. Thomas Aquinas (13th century AD medieval philosopher/theologian), ‘substance’ is the primary category of being and is simply defined as an independent and contingently existing thing. As far as his treatment of existence is concerned, Aristotle does not develop an explicit viewpoint on this matter. ...


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