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Author: Frans De Haas

. Porphyrius. [1993]. Fragmenta . Smith, Andrew ed. Stuttgart-Leipzig. Porphyry. [1992]. On Aristotle Categories . Translated by S.K. Strange. London-Ithaca N.Y. Saffrey, Henri Dominique. [1992]. ÒPou rquoi Porphyre a-t-il Ž ditŽ Plotin?Ó In L. Brisson, et al. [eds.]. Porphyre. La Vie de Plotin, Vol. 2, 31

In: Phronesis
Author: C.C. Evangeliou

107 Individuals in Aristotle's Categories BARRINGTON JONES ith the publication of J. L. Ackrill's translation of the Cate- goyiesi and G. E. L. Owen's paper "Inherence"2 a dispute has arisen over what Aristotle means in that work by an individual where the individuals in question are not prime

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69 "Predicable of" in Aristotle's Categories SHELDON MARC COHEN n their article "The One and the Many"' Gareth B. Matthews and I S. Marc Cohen explicated the notion of "said of a subject" in Aristotle's Categories thusly : ' (1) "o is said of a subject, x, if and only if, x is said to be a o

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According to the Greek Commentators in late antiquity, Aristotle's Categories is primarily concerned with simple expressions in so far as they signify things. But what is it for a simple expression to signify a thing? As for (non-empty) singular terms, it is safe to say that they denote things. But what about general terms? How do they signify things? The question is crucial to the theory of the Categories, since, as is argued in the first section of this paper, there is some truth in the Commentators' thesis that (part of) the Categories aims to elucidate the signification of simple expressions, including general terms. Of course, various prima facie plausible accounts of how general terms signify things are available; the second section discusses the basic assumptions which underlie them. A detailed analysis of Cat. 2a19-34 in the third section shows that the Categories' account is two-fold: On the one hand some general terms denote things (among the latter, the most prominent are τα κα' υπoκειμενoυ λεγoμενα). What is denoted by a given general term does not stand in any relation to the objects falling under the term but is something that they are. Some general terms, on the other hand, connote things. What is connoted by a general term is a property which the objects falling under the term are related to by virtue of having it (τα εν υπoκειμενω oντα are such properties).

In: Phronesis
Author: R.E. Allen

31 Individual Properties in Aristotle's Categories R. E. ALLEN 1. At Categories 1 a 23-29,1 Aristotle marks off a set of items which are present in but not predicable of a subject. Thus, for example, a certain knowledge of grammar N dq is present in a subject, the soul, and a certain white (TO

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Author: L.M. De Rijk

THE AUTHENTICITY OF ARISTOTLE'S CATEGORIES *) BY L. M. DE RIJK Most scholars either deny Aristotle's authorship of the first trea- tise of the Organon, or else consider the problem of authorship to be insoluble. I maintain, however, that such judgements are wrong and that the treatise is of

In: Mnemosyne
Author: Daniel King
Aristotle’s logic first became known in the Middle East through the medium of the Syriac language at a time prior to the rise of classical Arabic philosophy. The present volume makes available for the first time the earliest Syriac translation (sixth century AD) of the Categories, which is here edited together with an English translation, analytical commentary, glossaries and indices. The availability of such an important early work will enable the beginnings of the Semitic Aristotelian tradition to be studied more comprehensively. This will open the way to a better understanding of both the study of Aristotelian logic in Syriac and also of the significance of the Syriac tradition for the genesis and rise of Arabic logic.
Author: Julia Annas

146 Individuals in Aristotle's "Categories": Two Queries JULIA ANNAS r. Barrington Jones, in his recent article in Phronesis,11 has sugges- ted a new way of solving the standing debate about the nature of non-substance individuals in the Categories. Mr. Jones' article suggests some exciting new

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179 Predication and Inherence in Aristotle's Categories JAMES DUERLINGER n Categories and De Interpretatione (Oxford, 1963), J. L. Ackrill has performed the notable task of clearly delineating a number of questions and alternative answers to these questions involved in the interpretation of

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