Aristotle, The Categories: What is a Substance? (pt 1)
Published at : 12 Dec 2020
In this short video series, we cover an excerpt from The Categories, by Aristotle. The central goal of this series is to spell out the traditional view of what an individual is: a substance. Core concepts include independent existence vs dependent existence, or basically the difference between a substance and the attributes it has. Citing my favorite example, Reuben the Red Panda, we can examine what it means for Reuben to be an independent entity and have qualities or other attributes.