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is a technical term introduced by Aristotle from the border area between grammar, semantics and ontology; it refers to a key aspect under which something that exists can be meaningfully discussed by means of a predicative statement. In textbook form, Aristotle distinguished the category of substance from, at most, nine other categories, linked with explanatory exemplifications: the what, the how large, the kind of nature, the relation to something, the where, the when, the being situa…

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Enskat, Rainer, “Category”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_11393>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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