Aristotle's Theory of Predication

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BRILL, 2000 - Philosophy - 346 pages
This book claims that Aristotle followed an aspect theory of predication. On it statements make a basic assertion of existence that can be more or less qualified. It is claimed that the aspect theory solves many puzzles about Aristotle's philosophy and gives a new unity to his logic and metaphysics. The book considers Aristotle's views on predication relative to Greek philology, Aristotle's philosophical milieu, and the history and philosophy of predication theory. It offers new perspectives on such issues as existential import; the relation of "Categories" 2 & 4; the place of "differentiae" and "propria"; the predication of matter; unnatural predication; and the square of opposition. It ends by comparing Aristotle's theory with current ones.
 

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Allan T. Back, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, teaches at Kutztown University. A recipient of the Humboldt Forschungspreis, he has published widely in ancient and medieval philosophy and in the philosophy of logic, including "On Reduplication" ("Brill," 1996).