Aristotle's "is said in many ways" and its relationship to his homonyms

Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (2):135-159 (2011)
Being, Aristotle tells us, "is said in many ways ". So are the good and many other fundamental things. Fair enough, but what on earth does this mean? What, to narrow the focus to the basic question, does Aristotle mean by in phrases such as and other constructions where is used in the same sense? While scholars have presented us with an array of different translations for this difficult term, not all of them are compatible and none seem adequate. Yet it is crucial for us to have a precise and accurate understanding of what Aristotle means by this term and the constructions in which it appears if we are to have a clear grasp of many fundamental areas of his philosophy.The main purpose of this essay is to.
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DOI 10.1353/hph.2011.0052
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