Aristole

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Aristole Recall the basic features of Eleatic Monism, from Parmenides: What is is the only subject of thought or speech.  What is is one, so plurality is impossible.  Predication is impossible, since predicating one thing of another requires  speaking of more than one thing.  Change and movement are impossible.  Everything suggesting otherwise is illusory appearance.  Aristotle agrees that we cannot think or speak of what is not, without qualification,  but he denies that this implies that there can be no plurality and change. He  assumes that there is plurality and change, so he must respond to Eleatic  Monism, to show how plurality and change are consistent with the premise that  we can think and speak only of what is. His response consists of the following  four points:  1. The Eleatics are confused about what they really mean when they say that  what is is one.  Substances cannot be without qualities. 
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