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Analysis & Science in Aristotle (Suny Series, Ancient Greek Philosophy)

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Presents a new interpretation of Aristotle's Analytics (the Prior and Posterior Analytics) as a unified whole, and argues that to "loose up"or solve — rather than to reduce or break up — is the principle meaning which best characterizes the Analytics.

Offering a new interpretation of Aristotle's Analytics (the Prior and Posterior Analytics) as a unified whole, Patrick H. Byrne argues that a non-deductive form of ancient mathematical analysis influenced Aristotle's thinking. Reading the Analytics with this perspective in mind sheds new light on Aristotle's theories of the syllogism, demonstration, and the principles of science.

The book begins with a brief survey of ancient geometrical analysis and an investigation of Aristotle's uses of the Greek term, analuein. Byrne argues that "to loose up" or solve — rather than to reduce or break up — is the principal meaning which best characterizes Aristotle's Analytics. Extending this line of reasoning, he argues that for Aristotle scientific analysis commonly begins with knowledge of a "mere fact" (a conclusion) and seeks a rigorous demonstration which expresses knowledge of the "reasoned fact". Moreover, genuine analysis of a fact into a reasoned fact cannot be accomplished unless the premises of demonstrations are themselves reasoned facts. Hence the processes which yield the immediate principles (especially definitions) are next investigated through detailed examinations of key examples which Aristotle provides.

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This book begins with a brief survey of ancient geometrical analysis and an investigation of Aristotle's uses of the Greek term, analuein. Byrne argues that 'to loose up' or solve-rather than to reduce or break up--is the principal meaning which best characterizes Aristotle's Analytics. Extending this line of reasoning, he argues that for Aristotle scientific analysis commonly begins with knowledge of a 'mere fact' (a conclusion) and seeks a rigorous demonstration which expresses knowledge of the 'reasoned fact.' Moreover, genuine analysis of a fact into a reasoned fact cannot be accomplished unless the premises of demonstrations are themselves reasoned facts.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-283) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791433225
Author:
Byrne, Patrick H.
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Location:
Albany :
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Aristotle
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Science, ancient
Subject:
Analysis
Subject:
Science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Suny Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy
Series Volume:
398
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
8.94x5.91x.76 in. .97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book begins with a brief survey of ancient geometrical analysis and an investigation of Aristotle's uses of the Greek term, analuein. Byrne argues that 'to loose up' or solve-rather than to reduce or break up--is the principal meaning which best characterizes Aristotle's Analytics. Extending this line of reasoning, he argues that for Aristotle scientific analysis commonly begins with knowledge of a 'mere fact' (a conclusion) and seeks a rigorous demonstration which expresses knowledge of the 'reasoned fact.' Moreover, genuine analysis of a fact into a reasoned fact cannot be accomplished unless the premises of demonstrations are themselves reasoned facts.
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