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Chapter 5: Simple and Compound Assertions

C. W. A. Whitaker

in Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Contradiction and Dialectic

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199254194
eISBN:
9780191598654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254192.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter offers two criteria for the unity of an assertion: the semantic claim that a single assertion is one which claims one thing about one thing, and the syntactic claim that an assertion may ... More


Partition

Hendrik Lorenz

in The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199290635
eISBN:
9780191604027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290636.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter addresses the concern that for a Platonic soul to make sense, is not right to say that it has genuine parts. It also assesses the philosophical cost of soul-partition by considering its ... More


The Structure of Objects

Kathrin Koslicki

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539895
eISBN:
9780191716300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539895.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

The main purpose of this book is to give an analysis of ordinary material objects, those material objects to which we take ourselves to be committed in ordinary, scientifically informed discourse. ... More


A Biological Provenance: Reflections on Montgomery Furth's Substance, Form and Psyche: An Aristotelean Metaphysics

Allan Gotthelf

in Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199287956
eISBN:
9780191738296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287956.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Montgomery Furth's 1988 book was the fruit of some twenty years’ work on the relationship between Aristotle's biology and his metaphysics. This chapter, after placing Furth's work in relation to that ... More


The End of the Euthyphro 1

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that the concluding section of the Euthyphro suggests — despite the ostensibly aporetic ending of the dialogue — a positive account of the nature of piety or holiness (hosiotēs), ... More


Aristotle's Refinements of Plato's Theory

Kathrin Koslicki

in The Structure of Objects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539895
eISBN:
9780191716300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539895.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Aristotle's refinements of Plato's theory of composition. Aristotle is generally sympathetic to the Platonic outlook, but differs over the details. In some cases, Aristotle's ... More


Nominal Definition in Aristotle

Deborah Modrak

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

The challenge for the interpreter addressing Aristotle's conception of nominal definition is to discover whether Aristotle has a comprehensive theory of definition that is broad enough to cover both ... More


Bios and Explanatory Unity in Aristotle's Biology

James G. Lennox

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter discusses an issue raised in David Charles' Meaning and Essence in Aristotle, Chapter 12: can the intimate relationship between definition and explanation that Aristotle defends in the ... More


Practical Intelligence and the Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach

Daniel C. Russell

in Practical Intelligence and the Virtues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565795
eISBN:
9780191721311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565795.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter sets forth the main aim of the book, viz. to argue that virtue ethics cannot survive without the thesis that phronesis, much as Aristotle conceived of it, is a crucial part of all the ... More


Phronesis and the Unity of the Virtues

Daniel C. Russell

in Practical Intelligence and the Virtues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565795
eISBN:
9780191721311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565795.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The thesis that the virtues form a unity — in particular, that to have any virtue is to have them all — has struck many as hopelessly ambitious: isn't it obvious that people have some virtues and ... More


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