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Act and Potency

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Author(s): Wieland, Wolfgang | Knuuttila, Simo
[German Version] I. Philosophy – II. Philosophy of Religion I. Philosophy Act and potency ( actus, realization, reality – potentia, predisposition, possibility), one of the pairs of concepts introduced by Aristotle. It is intended to do justice to the circumstance that not only that which actually exists belongs to the category of being as a whole, but also the sphere of tendencies, dispositions, and cap…