Whitaker presents the first systematic study of this work, and offers a radical new view of its aims, its structure, and its place in aristotle s system, basing this view upon a detailed chapterbychapter analysis. Supplement on acmrill particulars for aristotle metaphysics 2. This explains in part why he says in the metaphysics that in order to study being one must study substance a32, a10b8. No verb, not even the verb to be, will by itself state the existence of its content. Contradiction and dialectic oxford aristotle studies series kindle edition by whitaker, c. Aristotles on interpretation is a logically organized and written work of fourteen parts. This is the edition most widely used by professional classicists. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Peri hermeneias, the second text in the traditional arrangement of the organon excepting porphyrys eisagoge. His works cover a number of topics from politics, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, ethics, biology and more. Topics discussed include affirmation, negation, universals and particulars. Aristotle s on interpretation is a logically organized and written work of fourteen parts. It also discusses the problem of the futures contingents.
Spoken words are the symbols of mental experience and written words are the symbols of spoken words. There is no translation or commentary here, only the greek text with an apparatus criticus and a latin preface. In aristotles classic treatment of the subject, i shall argue, the primary signifier is the sentence, and individual words are considered only secondarily, in so far as. On interpretation wikisource, the free online library. Aristotles categories is a singularly important work of philosophy. I have highlighted in red italics aristotle s two references to a seabattle. Translated with an introduction and notes by zimmermann f. Here follow links to the basic texts, see further from the right menu. Aristotles view of knowledge and some objections for the knowledge and. On interpretation by aristotle the internet classics archive. We must first determine what a noun, and what a verb, are. A few comments have been posted about on interpretation. It contains aristotle s principal contribution to philosophy of language.
This is a crucially important theme for dialectic, whose regular tasks include that of establishing the contradictory of a proposed thesis, and that of replying to a dilemmatic question by choosing between the affirmation and the negation of a given thesis. A download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. He was a greek philosopher and is often referred to as the first teacher or the very first true scientist. Prior analytics two books, containing the theory of syllogistic described below. According to aristotle, every genus must be differentiated by some differentia that falls outside that genus. Aristotle da jonathan barnes, editor, the complete works of. The text is highly compressed, and many translations. London, oxford university press for the british academy, 1981. On interpretation by aristotle, part of the internet classics archive. Peri hermeneias, the second text in the traditional arrangement of the organon excepting porphyrys eisagoge here follow links to the basic texts, see further from the right menu. The organization of the text is iterative, building from the most basic. The commentary is quite good, and as usual, ackrill writes very clearly. The new translations have all been previously published in the clarendon aristotle series. Peri hermeneias, the second text in the traditional.
The internet classics archive on interpretation by aristotle. The work is usually known by its latin title the work begins by analyzing simple categoric propositions, and draws a series of basic conclusions on the routine issues of classifying and defining basic linguistic forms, such as. One of these normsof greatest importance for the discourse about beingis the distinction between the affirmation and the content of a proposition. Averroes middle commentaries on aristotles categories and. It not only ackrill finds aristotles division of quality at best unmotivated. Recognovit brevique adnotatione critica instruxit l. Whitaker presents the first systematic study of this work, and offers a radical new view of its aims, its structure, and its place in arisotles system.567 448 1562 1422 1075 742 339 185 1558 1106 1065 1508 342 499 1033 1569 618 260 701 1658 479 997 1107 814 1655 928 338 393 679 4 1070 739 422 111 733 1133 585 555 1066 95 1476 726 969 333