Aristotle on the Category of Relation (review)

Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (1):149-150 (2007)

Roderick Long
Auburn University
Roderick T. Long - Aristotle on the Category of Relation - Journal of the History of Philosophy 45:1 Journal of the History of Philosophy 45.1 149-150 Muse Search Journals This Journal Contents Reviewed by Roderick T. Long Auburn University Pamela M. Hood. Aristotle on the Category of Relation. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2004. Pp. xi + 154. Paper, $28.00. It is often assumed that Aristotle cannot have an adequate understanding of relations, and in particular that "his substance-accident ontology and his reduction of propositions to the logical structure of subject-predicate form" compel him to treat relations as monadic properties of the relata. But as Hood shows in this book, Aristotle's theory does indeed make room for dyadic predicates—meaning not just that he employs such..
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