Aristotle on predication and demonstration

Manuscrito 42 (4):85-121 (2019)

David Bronstein
Georgetown University
I argue against the standard interpretation of Aristotle’s account of ‘natural predication’ in Posterior Analytics 1.19 and 1.22 according to which only substances can serve as subjects in such predications. I argue that this interpretation cannot accommodate a number of demonstrations Aristotle sanctions. I propose a new interpretation that can accommodate them.
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DOI 10.1590/0100-6045.2019.v42n4.db
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