By Alexander, of Aphrodisias.; Aristotle.; Barnes, Jonathan
In Metaphysics 4 Aristotle discusses the character of metaphysics, the elemental legislation of good judgment, the falsity of subjectivism and the differing kinds of ambiguity. the total, transparent statement of Alexander of Aphrodisias in this very important e-book is the following translated into English through Arthur Madigan. Alexander is going via Aristotle's textual content virtually line by means of line, getting to the logical series of the arguments, noting areas the place Aristotle's phrases will undergo a couple of interpretation and staining variation readings. He again and again cross-refers to the De Interpretatione, Analytics, Physics and different works of Aristotle, hence putting Metaphysics 4 within the content material of Aristotle's philosophy as an entire
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1,24alO-ll] He states briefly what is the purpose and the aim of the science of 9,5 analytics as a whole. Having proposed2 to say 'about what' ('about' demanding the accusative case) and 'of what' (which is in the genitive case), he gives his answer in the accusative case, saying only 'about demonstration and science', and leaving it to us to reformulate his remarks for the genitive case too. But in some copies3 -demonstrative science' is 10 written not with a nu but with a sigma;4 and with this reading he will have replied to both the questions he propounded - to 'about what' with 'about demonstration', and to 'of what' with 'of demonstrative science'.
First, to hupokeimenon is regularly the subject-term of a proposition - it is, as it were, what 'lies under' or 'is placed under' the predicate. For this use we keep the traditional word 'subject'; and for the verb: 'be subject for'. Secondly, the verbs, and also the associated noun hupothesis, are often used in the context of a particular type of argument, namely a reductio. In a reductio you make a hupothesis and then show that something absurd or impossible follows. 114 Here we transliterate^ with the tradition, to 'hypothesis' and 'hypothesize'.
Ross, p. 288; Mignucci (1969), p. 181). But note the subtle interpretation in Brunschwig(1981). 7 As a matter of fact, demonstrative sciences do not speak about (peri) demonstrations. Hence we toyed with emending pert to dia (or meta): demonstrative sciences speak through or with demonstrations. 8 On Alexander's account of propositions see Lee, pp. 55-8. 9 Above, 6,32-7,11. 10 See below, 24,23-25,11 and note to 25,11. 2.
Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle, Prior analytics 1.1-7 by Alexander, of Aphrodisias.; Aristotle.; Barnes, Jonathan