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FLOREZ RESTREPO, Jorge Alejandro. IS ARISTOTLE A NOMINALIST?. discus.filos [online]. 2008, vol.9, n.13, pp. 45-70. ISSN 0124-6127.
The traditional debate on universals is treated here from the ancient point of view, specifically from the Aristotelian perspective. Aristotles view on Platonism is reviewed here, and a attempt to analyze how strong is his rejection of his masters idealism is made. If Aristotle rejected completely Platos idealism he will become a nominalist, otherwise we would have to investigate in which aspects Aristotle continued maintaining the existence of form over matter.
Keywords : Debate on universals; hylemorfism; substance; hypokeimenon; esencialism.