Principles and Proofs: Aristotle's Theory of Demonstrative Science

Richard D. McKirahan


Principles and Proofs: Aristotle's Theory of Demonstrative Science

Principles and Proofs: Aristotle's Theory of Demonstrative Science

  • Title: Principles and Proofs: Aristotle's Theory of Demonstrative Science
  • Author: Richard D. McKirahan
  • ISBN: 9780691073637
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover



By a thorough study of the Posterior Analytics and related Aristotelian texts, Richard McKirahan reconstructs Aristotle s theory of episteme science The Posterior Analytics contains the first extensive treatment of the nature and structure of science in the history of philosophy, and McKirahan s aim is to interpret it sympathetically, following the lead of the text, ratBy a thorough study of the Posterior Analytics and related Aristotelian texts, Richard McKirahan reconstructs Aristotle s theory of episteme science The Posterior Analytics contains the first extensive treatment of the nature and structure of science in the history of philosophy, and McKirahan s aim is to interpret it sympathetically, following the lead of the text, rather than imposing contemporary frameworks on it In addition to treating the theory as a whole, the author uses textual and philological as well as philosophical material to interpret many important but difficult individual passages A number of issues left obscure by the Aristotelian material are settled by reference to Euclid s geometrical practice in the Elements To justify this use of Euclid, McKirahan makes a comparative analysis of fundamental features of Euclidian geometry with the corresponding elements of Aristotle s theory Emerging from that discussion is a precise and complex picture of the relation between Aristotle s theory and Greek mathematics a picture of mutual, rather than one way dependence.


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