Posterior Analytics

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Aristotle, Jonathan Barnes
Clarendon Press, 1994 - Philosophy - 298 pages
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The Posterior Analytics contains some of Aristotle's most influential thoughts in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of science. The first book expounds and develops the notions of a demonstrative argument and of a formal, axiomatized science; the second discusses a cluster of problems raised by the axioms or principles of such a science, and investigates in particular the theory of definition. This volume is intended to serve the needs of readers of Aristotle without a knowledge of Greek; for this second edition the translation has been completely rewritten, with the aims of greater elegance and greater fidelity to the Greek. The commentary elucidates and assesses Aristotle's arguments from a philosophical point of view; it has been extensively revised to take account of the scholarship of the last twenty years.

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

A handbook, not a novel. Essential to an educated community. Read full review

Review: Posterior Analytics/Topica

User Review  - Martha - Goodreads

Worth going back to - the argumentative strategies of contemporary analytic philosophy feel a lot like the dialectics described in Topica and I still want to figure out exactly how endoxa function there and in the rest of Aristotle's work. Read full review



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Jonathan Barnes is at Balliol College, Oxford.

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