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This learn intends to teach that the ascription of many shortcomings or obscurities to Aristotle is because of the power misinterpretation of key notions in his works, together with anachronistic perceptions of assertion making. within the first quantity, released individually (ISBN: 90-04-12324-5), Aristotle's semantics is culled from the Organon. This moment quantity offers Aristotle's ontology of the sublunar global, and can pay targeted awareness to his technique of argument in gentle of his semantic perspectives. This publication is geared toward all these attracted to historic and Medieval Philosophy, the heritage of common sense and semantics, and the improvement of metaphysics, in addition to classical philologists and theologians.

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Recalling the division of both 'being' and 'good' over the ten categories, he infers (I 8, 1217b33-35) that just as what-« is not o n e in all things, neither is what-is-good, so that there is not o n e discipline either of what-is or of what-is-good. £EIII 4, 1232a1. Bonitz 713b43-714a3; De Rijk (1980), 26-33; Kirwan, 180f. 32. 70 Kirwan (1971), 76-8; 200; De Rijk (1980), 26-33. 32. It is pertinent to realize that these labels are not intended by Aristotle to mark off two separate ontological domains.

Rightly argues for the rendering 'coincidental'. T h e Greek word is the perfect participle of the verb σ υ μ β α ί ν ε ι ν , litterally 'to come together', 'to meet'. It either means 'to coincide', and is said of two (or more) things that by the act of meeting come to have a symmetrical relationship, or 'fall to o n e ' s lot', 'come to', said of two things one of which joins the other, owing to which the two come to stand in an asymmetrical relationship. 6 5 In the latter case, what is συμβεβηκός is an attribute of something else underlying it.

That "the argument assumes that something predicated of a plurality of things is alongside those things and exists independently of them"; he thus seems to miss Aristotle's anti-Platonic point. 49 Again, Aristotle is anticipating the discussion of Book Z. 50 T h e decisive difference between Plato and Aristotle is that unlike Plato, Aristotle does not hypostatize this formal difference. what-is (το öv) and what-is-one51 (τό εν) are the ousiai of the thingsthat-are (and it is not by being something different that they are, the one of them 'one', and the other 'being'), or whether we must inquire what being-ness and one-ness are, on the assumption that they should have some other nature underlying them (υποκείμενης άλλης φύσεως).

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