|Abstract||In Metaphysics Theta 6 Aristotle introduces the ontological distinction between energeia and dunamis by means of the following examples: it is as (a) what is building to what is capable of building and (b) the waking to the sleeping, and (c) what is seeing to what has its eyes shut but has sight and (d) that which has been shaped out of the matter to the matter and (e) what has been worked up to the not thoroughly worked. Let actuality be set down as one side of this and let the potential be the other. (1048a37-1048b5) 1..|
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