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Aristotelian modality (I)

Sarah Waterlow

in Passage and Possibility: A Study of Aristotle's Modal Concepts

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246565
eISBN:
9780191681011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246565.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In Prior Analytics I.13, 32a18–20, Aristotle notes: ‘I say that the possible is that which is not necessary, but which, if we suppose it the case, has no impossible consequences’. Later he speaks as ... More


Aristotle: Explanation and the World

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this chapter, Hankinson examines Aristotle's philosophy of science, or the logical structure of explanation as set out in the Posterior Analytics, and which is based on the theory of the syllogism ... More


The Science of Logic

Jonathan Barnes

in Truth, etc.: Six Lectures on Ancient Logic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199568178
eISBN:
9780191702037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568178.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

In his Elements, Euclid first sets down certain primary truths or axioms and then deduces from them a number of secondary truths or theorems. Before ever Euclid wrote, Aristotle had described and ... More


Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Benjamin Alamar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book shows diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies, especially as analytic tools grow increasingly complex. It provides a clear, easily digestible ... More


Enumerations: Data and Literary Study

Andrew Piper

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226568614
eISBN:
9780226568898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568898.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For well over a century, academic disciplines have studied human behavior using quantitative information. Until recently, however, the humanities have remained largely immune to the use of data—or ... More


Note on the Practical Syllogism

W.F.R. Hardie

in Aristotle's Ethical Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246329
eISBN:
9780191680953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246329.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The expression ‘practical syllogism’ is used by commentators on Aristotle as a name for a process in which a rule is applied to a concrete situation, the application consisting in the thinker's doing ... More


Posterior Analytics B.8–10: The Three‐Stage View

David Charles

in Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle, in Posterior Analytics B.10, separates three stages in scientific enquiry: (1) knowledge of the signification of the relevant terms, (2) knowledge of the existence of the kind, and (3) ... More


Preparation for the Three‐Stage View

David Charles

in Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle, in Posterior Analytics B.3–7, prepares for the three‐stage view by arguing that no one account can tell us both the essence of a kind and the signification of the term that names that ... More


Definition and Demonstration: The Difficulties Raised in Posterior Analytics Β.3–7

David Charles

in Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle argues in Posterior Analytics B.3–7 that accounts of definition unsupported by understanding of the explanatory structure of kinds are incapable of giving us knowledge of the nature of ... More


Demonstration and Definition: Aristotle's Positive Views in Posterior Analytics Β.8–10 and Β.16–18

David Charles

in Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle seeks to resolve the problems raised in Posterior Analytics B.3–7 by arguing that our practices of definition and explanation are interdependent. It is not possible to define kinds without ... More


Towards a Unified Theory of Definition: Posterior Analytics Β.13–15

David Charles

in Aristotle on Meaning and Essence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256730
eISBN:
9780191597183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925673X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle, in the Posterior Analytics, connects his account of definition and explanation with the theory of division. The features that figure in the relevant explanation include those that ... More


Perceptual Content

Stephen Everson

in Aristotle on Perception

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238638
eISBN:
9780191597374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238630.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Everson examines Aristotle's use of the term empeiria, particularly as it appears in Metaphysics I.1 and Posterior Analytics II.19. Empeiria is usually translated as ‘experience’, but Everson argues ... More


Conditions for Science

Terence Irwin

in Aristotle's First Principles

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198242901
eISBN:
9780191597770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198242905.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Posterior Analytics describes the structure of a science and of the content of scientific propositions. Aristotle sees the weaknesses observed in his methods, and his views on justification ... More


Mathematical Underpinnings of Analytics: Theory and Applications

Peter Grindrod

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198725091
eISBN:
9780191792526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725091.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Analysis, Probability / Statistics

This book presents analytics within a framework of mathematical theory and concepts, building upon firm theory and foundations of probability theory, graphs, and networks, random matrices, linear ... More


Games User Research

Anders Drachen, Pejman Mirza-Babaei, and Lennart Nacke (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794844
eISBN:
9780191836336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794844.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

Today, Games User Research forms an integral component of the development of any kind of interactive entertainment. User research stands as the primary source of business intelligence in the ... More


Twitter and the Paradox of Following and Trending

José van Dijck

in The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199970773
eISBN:
9780199307425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970773.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The fourth chapter traces the transformation of Twitter, the microblogging platform that started in 2006. The platform aimed to be an autonomous utility service promoting user connectedness, but ... More


From policy analysis to policy analytics

Justin Longo and Kathleen McNutt

in Policy Analysis in Canada

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334910
eISBN:
9781447334934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Policy analysis relies on data collected at discrete intervals along the policy cycle, from problem identification through evaluation. Policy analytics, in contrast, represents the combination of ... More


Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy

David Karpf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190266127
eISBN:
9780190266165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190266127.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Some of the most remarkable impacts of digital media on political activism lie not in the new types of speech it provides to disorganized masses, but in the new types of listening it fosters among ... More


Automated Text Processing and Data Mining

Maurizio Borghi and Stavroula Karapapa

in Copyright and Mass Digitization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199664559
eISBN:
9780191758409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664559.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

One of the most prominent features of mass digitization is the automated processing of works for various research-related and commercial purposes. This includes text mining or linguistic analysis ... More


Will the Revolution Be A/B-Tested?

David Karpf

in Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190266127
eISBN:
9780190266165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190266127.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This introductory chapter defines the key terms and concepts in the book, including analytic activism, the media theory of movement power, the culture of testing, and the analytics floor and ... More


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