This paper offers a syntactic analysis of Aristotle, Sophistical Refutations, 170 b19–26. Several conjectures have been proposed to simplify the passage. We show that no conjectural activity is needed and that the text transmitted by the manuscripts and printed by I. Bekker (1831) fits within the context of Aristotle’s argument and is consistent with his style.
HasperP.S. (2013). ‘Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations. A Translation’. In RappCh. and HasperP.S.Fallacious Arguments in Ancient Philosophy, Special issue of Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy, 15: 13–54.