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54 The commentaries on Books E-N which have come down under Alexander's name are by a much later writer. Cf. F. Ueberweg, Geschichte der Philosophic, I, 564; W. D. Ross, Arist. , II, 347. 55 Cf. A 26,1023b29-32. 56 Alexander, op. , p. 22-32; cf. A. Mansion, Rev. Ntoscol. XXIX (1927), 329. THE PROBLEM OF BEING IN THE METAPHYSICS 13 as being predicated universally of many things, but as involving in its own removal the removal of the other principles. But for what reason at all does he call the present science and its principle 'universal?

J. Glaser (Die Metaphysik des Aristoteles, pp. 58-61) encounters no trouble, but for another reason—the different formulae seem in Hegelian fashion to express different moments of the metaphysical object. Cf. , pp. 244-249. 3 Edward Zeller, Aristotle and the Earlier Peripatetics, (trans. Costelloe and Muirhead, London: 1897), I, 291-292. Cf. , pp. 290-295. 18 THE APPROACH TO THE ARISTOTELIAN TREATMENT OF BEING immaterial, and therefore unchangeable, Being. Another question, deserving of separate treatment, is whether this view can be maintained without contradiction.

De Natura Logicae, I, 14; Opera Logica (1594), col. 33 ff. But among the Scholastics there appears with the close of the thirteenth century the term objectum. Duns Scotus, while using both words in practice, considers objectum the more proper term. " Quaest. , Prologus, 10; in Op. , VII, 7a. The transition from subjectum to objectum, as may be seen in the above text, was not difficult. 'Objectum' had been used for the object of the generic 'habitus' as well as for the object of a faculty. This was the Aristotelian (cf.

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