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By Michel Crubellier, André Laks

ISBN-10: 0199546770

ISBN-13: 9780199546770

9 prime students of old philosophy from Europe, the united kingdom, and North the United States provide a scientific examine of publication Beta of Aristotle's Metaphysics. The paintings takes the shape of a sequence of aporiai or "difficulties" which Aristotle offers as invaluable issues of engagement in the event you desire to reach knowledge. the subjects comprise causation, substance, structure, houses, predicates, and usually the ontology of either the perishable and the imperishable international. every one contributor discusses one or of those aporiai in series: the result's a discursive remark in this seminal textual content of Western philosophy.

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As we have seen, #6 and #7 are directly connected, since #7 presupposes a response to #6 in terms of ‘kinds’. These two aporiai deploy a distinction between two ways of giving an account of an object (its description by means of its constitutive parts, and its definition), a distinction that seems to have an Academic background. One finds it also in Books ˘---˙, though without explicit reference to the alternatives constituting these aporiai. Moreover, the commentators (as Enrico Berti here) consider there to be no properly Aristotelian response to these two aporiai.

Translated by John Palmer 62 É 2, 1053b10–24. 63 Ì 2, 1076a38–b 1. This page intentionally left blank 1 Aporia Zero (Metaphysics ´ 1, 995a24–995b4)* A N D R E´ L A K S The first chapter of Book ´ consists of two parts, the first of which (´ 1a) contains a few brief considerations about the nature and use of aporiai (‘puzzles’, according to one standard rendering of the word), while the second (´ 1b) provides an enumeration of the 14 (or 15) ‘puzzles’, set in the standard form of a simple disjunctive question (poteron .

In some sense, this characterization already determines the nature, phusis, of the knowledge in question (983a21). 18 Aristotle is now about to consider them in a new perspective, the one that we 16 Szleza´k 1983, 251: ‘Die Aporien ðåæd ôHí ÆPôHí ôïýôøí (993a 25) sind in dem Zusammenhang nach einfachsten auf die Ansichten der Vorga¨nger und ihre mangeln de Klarheit zu beziehen. ’ 17 993a16–19. It seems to me that we have to distinguish the reference of ðåæd ôHí ÆPôHí ôïýôøí at 993a25 from that of ðåæd ôïýôøí in a24.

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