Kriterion: Revista de Filosofia
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ANGIONI, Lucas. Sobre a definição de natureza. Kriterion [online]. 2010, vol.51, n.122, pp. 521-542. ISSN 0100-512X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-512X2010000200012.
I discuss in this paper Aristotle's definition of nature in Physics 192b 20-23. I intend to prove that this definition has to taken as a set of three (not only two) conditions: the first condition just establishes that nature is a sort of cause; the second condition concerns the relationship between nature and the natural thing that has it as a cause; the third condition concerns the relationship between nature and the properties that natural things have from nature's causality.
Keywords : Causality; nature; ontology; metaphysics; hylomorphism; essentialism.