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2018.08.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aristotle, Metaphysics: Book Iota, Laura M. Castelli (tr., intro., comm.), Oxford University Press, 2018, xlv + 292pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199682980. Reviewed by Ian McCready-Flora, University of Virginia Does being one thing amount to anything over and above just being? Is there a principle of oneness, something essentially one that accounts for everything else's being one? Aristotle's sensible answer to the latter, at least, is "no," pace Platonists and Pythagoreans. The case parallels that of the good, which (as he argues in Nicomachean Ethics 1.6) exists in every category despite there being no unique, category-transcendent good-maker. What makes this an opportune moment and Socrates a good man cannot be one and the same Good. Similarly, one and the same one cannot inhabit substance, quantity, quality, etc. Rather, as he says, "the one in colours, at any rate, is a colour, e.g. the white" (I 2,. . .

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