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    Doing and Being confronts the problem of how to understand two central concepts of Aristotle's philosophy: energeia and dunamis. While these terms seem ambiguous between actuality/potentiality and activity/capacity, Aristotle did not intend them to be so. Through a careful and detailed reading of Metaphysics Theta, Beere argues that we can solve the problem by rejecting both "actuality" and "activity" as translations of energeia, and by working out an analogical conception of energeia. This appr…Read more
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    Potentiality and the Matter of Composite Substance
    Phronesis 51 (4): 303-329. 2006.
    The paper examines the connection between Aristotle's theory of generated substance and his notion of potentiality in "Metaphysics" Θ.7. Aristotle insists that the matter of a substance is not what that substance is, against a competing view that was widely held both in his day and now. He coined the term thaten (ἐ[unrepresentable symbol]νινονον) in order to make this point. The term highlights a systematic correspondence between the metaphysics of matter and of quality: the relationship between…Read more
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    Colloquium 7: Philosophy, Virtue, and Immortality in Plato’s Phaedo1
    Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 26 (1): 253-301. 2011.
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    Comments on Aristotle's Modal Syllogistic
    Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 90 (3): 742-747. 2015.