On Aristotle Topics 1

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Duckworth, 2001 - Dialectic - 228 pages
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"Alexander's commentary on Book 1 discusses how to define Aristotelian syllogistic argument, why it stands up against the rival Stoic theory of inference, and what is the character of inductive inference and of rhetorical argument. He distinguishes inseparable accidents such as the whiteness of snow from defining differentiae such as its being frozen, and considers how these fit into the scheme of categories. He speaks of dialectic as a stochastic discipline in which success is to be judged not by victory but by skill in argument, a view parallel to that sometimes taken in antiquity of medical practice. And he investigates the subject of ambiguity which had also been richly developed since Aristotle by the rival Stoic school."--BOOK JACKET.

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Notes
135
Bibliography
187
GreekEnglish Index
198
Subject Index
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