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Prior Analytics

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The Prior Analytics is Aristotle's work on deductive reasoning, specifically the syllogism. It is also part of his Organon, which is the instrument or manual of logical and scientific methods. Analytics comes from the Greek word "analutos" meaning "solvable" and the Greek verb "analuein" meaning "to solve". However, in Aristotle's corpus, there are distinguishable differences in the meaning of "analuein" and its cognates. There is also the possibility that Aristotle may have borrowed his use of the word "analysis" from his teacher Plato. On the other hand, the meaning that best fits the Analytics is one derived from the study of Geometry and this meaning is very close to what Aristotle calls "episteme", knowing the reasoned facts. Therefore, Analysis is the process of finding the reasoned facts.
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ISBN
9781300611905
Published
January 8, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
126 KB
Product ID
20618291

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