Aristotle, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1872 - Philosophers - 468 pages
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Page 267 - ch. iii. sect. 2:—" It must be granted, that in every syllogism, considered as an argument to prove the conclusion, there is a Petitio Principii," &c. Petitio Principii, if ranked among the Fallacies, can hardly be extended beyond the first of the five distinct varieties enumerated in the Topica, VIII. xiii.
Page 316 - The science of human nature falls far short of the standard of exactness now realized in Astronomy; but there is no reason that it should not be as much a science as Tidology is, or as Astronomy was when its
Page 196 - of a triangle may or may not be equal to two right angles. 2. The three angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles. 3. The three angles of a triangle are necessarily equal to two right angles. In each of these three propositions, an assertion of the state of our minds
Page 135 - And Aristotle himself observes that the same predicates might be ranked often under more than one head.) " That could not be a very comprehensive view of the nature of Relation, which could exclude action, passivity, and local situation from that category. The same
Page 351 - first Book, demonstrates that any two sides of a triangle are together greater than the third side.
Page 196 - himself protests against this doctrine of the former interpreters. • Mr. John Stuart Mill (System of Logic, Bk. I. ch. iv. s. 2) says :—" A remark of a similar nature may be applied to most of those distinctions among propositions which are said to have reference to their modality; as difference of tense or time; the sun did rise, is rising,
Page 354 - Analyt. Post. I. xxxiii. p. 88, b. 30-p. 89', a. 10. b Ibid. p. 89, a. 11-b. 6. That eclipse of the sun is caused by the interposition of the moon was to the astronomer Hipparchus scientific
Page 329 - ever be obtained in Mechanics by applying to the subject the ideas of space and time merely; no advance in Chemistry by the use of mere mechanical conceptions; no discovery in Physiology by referring facts to mere chemical and mechanical principles." &c. * Aristot. Analyt. Post. I. viii. p. 75, b. 21-36. Compare Metaphys. Z. p. 1040, a.
Page 125 - As to the self-existence of Substance, it is very true that a substance may be conceived to exist without any other substance ; but so also may an attribute without any other attributes. And we can no more imagine a substance without attributes, than we can imagine attributes without a substance." (System of Logic, bk. i. ch. iii. p. 61, 6th
Page 301 - We have found that all Inference, consequently all Proof, and all discovery of truths not selfevident, consists of inductions, and the interpretation of inductions ; that all our knowledge, not intuitive, comes

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