Aristotle’s kinêsis/energeia Distinction: A Marginal Note on Kathleen Gill’s Paper

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The note is a response to Gill's "On the Metaphysical Distinction Between Processes and Events", "Canadian Journal of Philosophy", 23(1933), 365-384, which included a critique of Mourelatos' "Events, Processes, and States" ("Linguistics and Philosophy", 2(1978), 415-434; reprinted in "Syntax and Semantics", 14(1981), 191-212). Mourelatos clarifies the tenor and rationale of his 1978 typology. He also points out, drawing on an article by Daniel Graham ("Philosophical Quarterly", 30(1980), 117-130), that the Kenny-Vendler distinction between events and activities should not be conflated with Aristotle's "kinesis/energeia" distinction.

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  • Alexander P.D. Mourelatos

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