Aristotle's Categories had an unparalleled influence on the history of metaphysical speculation.
Despite its influence, however, two fundamental questions remain to this day unanswered:
In this book, Paul Studtmann develops and defends an interpretation that offers a unified and striking answer to both questions: Aristotle's system of categories is systematically derivable from hylomorphism, which in turn is derivable from general theses about the nature of being.
Paul Studtmann teaches philosophy at Davidson College. He received his M.A. from the University of Iowa and his PhD. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His main areas of specialization are Ancient Philosophy, metaphysics, philosophical logic and the philosophy of mathematics.