Dependence and Fundamentality

  • Justin Zylstra University of Alberta
Keywords: dependence, fundamentality, Aristotelian metaphysics


I argue that dependence is neither necessary nor sufficient for relative fundamentality. I then introduce the notion of 'likeness in nature' and provide an account of relative fundamentality in terms of it and the notion of dependence. Finally, I discuss some puzzles that arise in Aristotle's Categories, to which the theory developed is applied.

How to Cite
Zylstra, J. (2015). Dependence and Fundamentality. Studia Philosophica Estonica, 7(2), 5-28.