EL ARGUMENTO DE METAPHYSICA Θ 1 SEGÚN EL SEMINARIO DE LONDRES: EL USO DEL ANÁLISIS FOCAL Y EL PROBLEMA DE LOS ENUNCIADOS PROGRAMÁTICOS
Keywords:Capacity, Activity, Potency, Act, Motion
The London seminar’s famous notes on the central books of the Metaphysics constitute crucial bibliography for anyone working on Aristotle’s ontology. In this article, I provide an analysis of a representative passage of these notes, namely, the section devoted to Metaphysics Θ 1 (Burnyeat et al. 1984, pp. 46-51). I will first reconstruct the main lines of interpretation put forward by the Londinenses. I will pay particular attention to Owen’s introductory analysis, which makes use of focal meaning analysis in order to explain the link between the various applications of the initial motion sense of δύναμις. I will also analyze the ensuing commentary on the so-called programmatic statements (Metaph. Θ 1.1045b37-1046a4). Second, I will make some considerations on the method of the notes. Finally, I will analyze the connection between Metaph. Θ 1 and Metaph. Δ 7.1017a35-b9. This will allow us to discuss in a different light the reading by the Londinenses of this important chapter.