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Alexander of Aphrodisias, who flourished c. 200AD, was once the top Peripatetic thinker of his age. so much of his philosophical energies have been spent in commenting upon Aristotle: his statement at the previous Analytics continues to be probably the most thorough and necessary publications to this hard paintings; moreover, the remark preserves helpful information regarding quite a few points of Stoic common sense, and it additionally provides an image of specific syllogistic at a turning element in its historic improvement.
This quantity features a translation of the 1st 3rd of the remark - the half facing non-modal syllogistic. the interpretation is preceded by way of a considerable advent which discusses Alexander's position within the commentatorial culture and his use of logical terminology. The e-book is finished through a translation of the pertinent a part of the earlier Analytics, a precis account of express syllogistic, and a suite of indexes.

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Later, the value or utility of a subject was one of the standard topics in the Procline canon of commentatorial procedure: see Introduction, p. ) 28 Aristotle, Metaph. 980a21. 29 cf. Aristotle, Metaph. 980a21-6; Alexander, in Metaph. 1,10-2,3. g. Olympiodorus, in Gorg. 46,3; Elias, Proleg. 27,15-22. 31 cf. Aristotle, Metaph. 980a27-981al2; Alexander, in Metaph. 2,24-5,13. 1. Preface 47 and some in justice, and further some of them have actually been thought in addition to be sagacious and others to be generous, as we can learn from the History of Animals,32 which Aristotle wrote in several books); but for truth and theoretical understanding they have no sense at all.

Proceeding further, he will make known which syllogisms are perfect and which imperfect. And he will explain that 'to be in as in a whole' and 'in no' (for this is what is meant by 'or not be') mean the same as 'of every' 5 and 'of no'. And 'of every" and 'of no' mean universal affirmation and universal negation, as he will go on to explain. 10 25 10 Now a proposition is an utterance affirming or negating something of something. It is either universal or particular or indeterminate.

70,7; 87,13. 136 kategorikos is usually transliterated to 'categorical'; hence Aristotle's logic is known as 'categorical syllogistic'. 137 Note that, according to Apuleius (Int. 192,30-193,5) the Peripatetics prefer the expression 'A holds of B', whereas he normally uses 'B is A' (cf. below, 54,25-29; Albinus, Didasc. 158-9H). 138 On this see esp. Barnes (1983). 139 The difference emerges most clearly at in An. Pr. 392,19-26. uo See 29,1-29 and notes. 32 Introduction Two terms may stand in various relations to one another.

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