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Aristotle wonders whether it is possible to translate into terms of qualitative change the most important activities of man, such as technical activities, culture of the body, moral conduct, and scientific knowledge. The confrontation between the notion of qualitative change on the one hand and certain fundamental forms of human activity on the other makes it possible to define even more precisely the notion of alloiosis and to lead us to a more thorough understanding of the distinctive nature of properly human activities.


G. Verbeke presented “The Aristotelian Doctrine of Qualitative Change in Physics VII.3” at the conference of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy at Amherst in 1964. It was published in John P. Anton & George Kustas, eds. 1971. Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy vol. 1, SUNY, 546-565.

For information about the author, see Wikipedia "Gerard Verbeke" (in Dutch).