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Hence, we find Lewis warning: 'we must reckon with the extreme diversity of scholarly opinion on even the 33 Shields agrees with Lewis only to the extent of also basic outline of Aristotle's arguments" . s; callino it 'a asserting itri 1 34 disarray'. Shields considers that the most promisiing reconstruction of Aristotle's Ii is homonymy inferred Being be from directly that the the theory of argument of can or indirectly the categories. Shields comments that, 'this... approach is most important because it represents what I take to be Aristotle's own attempt to establish the non-univocity of being'.

Concept share an identical condition are not subject There are ovo points here. First, that Aristotle has claimed that he was looking for the 'greatest :D difference' and found it in specific difference. Deleuze is surely nght in objecting that the stretch of specific difference is 'insignificant' 124GD's D&R, p. 61. compared to the %viderrange of categofical difference. 47 Thus Aristotle has not found the greatest difference after all. But the second point is the one from which Deleuze will extract most of what he wants from Aristotle and which will take us into the argument concerning the univocity of Being.

Since some of the categones what the its quality, others its quantity, other relation, others activity or passivity, others subject is, 35 ' its these. the of same as each others place, others its time, 'being' signifies tý Although obscurely expressed, let us be clear that in Shields' reading, Aristotle tells us that II ' 36 Hence, the 'is' in 'Socrates is' differently in each of the different categories'. 'bein,-, signifies C, ZI is apparently taken to signify something different from the 'is' in 'Blueness is'.

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