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Alexander of Aphrodisias, who flourished c. 200AD, was once the major Peripatetic thinker of his age. so much of his philosophical energies have been spent in commenting upon Aristotle: his statement at the previous Analytics continues to be the most thorough and useful courses to this hard paintings; additionally, the observation preserves valuable information regarding numerous facets of Stoic common sense, and it additionally offers an image of express syllogistic at a turning element in its historic improvement.
This quantity includes a translation of the 1st 3rd of the statement - the half facing non-modal syllogistic. the interpretation is preceded by way of a considerable creation which discusses Alexander's position within the commentatorial culture and his use of logical terminology. The booklet is finished through a translation of the pertinent a part of the earlier Analytics, a precis account of express syllogistic, and a collection of indexes.

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138 On this see esp. Barnes (1983). 139 The difference emerges most clearly at in An. Pr. 392,19-26. uo See 29,1-29 and notes. 32 Introduction Two terms may stand in various relations to one another. If every B is A, then A 'includes' or 'encompasses' B, periekhei or perilambanei. ) A is 'over', huper, B, and B is 'under', hupo, A. A may, in addition, hold of things which are not B. Then A is of wider extension, epi pleon, than B, and it (or some part of it) 'falls outside' B (piptein ektos). Again, if no A is B, then A and B are 'disjoined' (apezeugmenon).

Note the practice of the Stoic Zeno (Plutarch, Stoic. Rep. 1034E); and cf. Ebbesen (1981a), I, pp. 88-9. 69 See£AT1094blO-l. 5 10 15 20 25 30 52 Translation constitutions or political power. e. at EN 1179a33-1181b23? Or does Alexander rather mean that the whole of EN is, so to speak, a preface to Pol.? g. Aristotle, Pol. 1290b38-1291a8 (cf. Plato, Rep. 552A). 1 The goal of the Analytics1 First, to say about what and of what the inquiry is: it is about demonstration and demonstrative science. 1,24alO-ll] He states briefly what is the purpose and the aim of the science of 9,5 analytics as a whole.

There is also an adjective kategorikos: as we have said, it is used specifically to designate affirmative propositions; but it is also used generically to designate simple propositions,134 and hence 130 The point later aroused controversy: see Barnes (1991). The participle is usually in the feminine, huparkhousa, agreeing with an unexpressed protasis. 132 See 53,30 note. 133 paratithenai: above, p. 25. 134 As opposed to complex or hupothetikoi propositions: above, p. 23. 135 We use the adjective 'predicative', to preserve the transparent connexion with kategorein.

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