Kirkbride, Stephen

Project title: Aristotle on First Principles: Divine Substance and Book Lambda

Department: Philosophy

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Clifford Roberts

"In Book Lambda of Aristotle's Metaphysics, Aristotle provides an account of how divine substance is related to everyday material substances. Aristotle considers divine substance to be the most basic substance, but it does not seem to be any different than everyday material substances. Consequently, there are questions about how Book Lambda fits into the rest of Aristotle's Metaphysics. My aim will be to offer an interpretation on how divine substance is related to material substances."