The banquet of ousia in the thought of the abyss
Ths sentence, Τό ον λέγεται πολλαχώς, is a constant refrain in
Aristotle. But it is not just a formula. Rather, in this short sentence,
Aristotle formulates the wholly fundamental and new position that
he worked out in philosophy in relation to all of his predecessors,
including Plato; not in the sense of a system but in the sense of a task.
The setting of a task is a drawing forth in which a going away is first realized. Ousia is primarily the sight of this task. Truth, for instance, is thought as the shining forth of the beings. The phenomena, thought as ousia, becomes the true. Thought as ousia, the phenomena are the actualization of the potential, and the potential of what is actualizing. Thought as beings, the phenomena are being with the other beings. Some being like this, other like that. Thought as ousia, the phenomena are that which can be forensically addressed, according to the predicaments, which are ways of accusing.
Only so far as this lets think, rather than know, does it mean also for the methodos a task.