Ancient Philosophy 41 (2):477-94 (2021)

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Samuel Meister
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
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In Metaphysics Z.6, Aristotle argues that each substance is the same as its essence. In this paper, I defend an identity reading of that claim. First, I provide a general argument for the identity reading, based on Aristotle’s account of sameness in number and identity. Second, I respond to the recent charge that the identity reading is incoherent, by arguing that the claim in Z.6 is restricted to primary substances and hence to forms.
Keywords Aristotle  Substance  Essence  Identity
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