Accident (philosophy)

Accident (philosophy)

Accident, as used in philosophy, is an attribute which may or may not belong to a subject, without affecting its essence. The word "accident" has been employed throughout the history of philosophy with several distinct meanings.

Corpus Aristotelicum
Logic (Organon):
Categories – Prior Analytics
Posterior Analytics
On Interpretation – Topics
Sophistical Refutations
Physics or Natural philosophy:
Physics – On the Heavens
On Generation and Corruption
Meteorology – On the Soul
History of Animals
Ethics and Politics:
Nicomachean Ethics
Eudemian Ethics – Magna Moralia
On Virtues and Vices
Politics – Economics
Constitution of the Athenians
Rhetoric and Poetics:
Rhetoric – Poetics
Spurious Works:
On the Universe – Mechanics

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Accident (philosophy) - Modern Philosophy
... In modern philosophy an accident(or accidental property) is the union of two concepts property and contingency ... "platinum", and "electrum" are not properties, and are therefore not classified as accidents ... at all, and therefore every property is an accident ...

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