Dissertation, University of Campinas (2014)

Breno Andrade Zuppolini
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Aristotle's theory of demonstration, developed in the Posterior Analytics, is not restricted to determining the formal requirements for formulating probative arguments that establish properly the results of scientific investigation. To the probative aspect of demonstration it shall be added its primarily explanatory character, orientated by theses of strong ontological and metaphysical content and involving notions like substance, essence and causation. We shall analyze the relation between those two ranges of Aristotle's philosophy of science and investigate how the formal features of demonstration maintain an affinity with the metaphysical background to which scientific activity is conditioned.
Keywords demonstração  explicação  causalidade
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.
On Denoting.Bertrand Russell - 1905 - Mind 14 (56):479-493.
On Denoting.Bertrand Russell - 2005 - Mind 114 (456):873 - 887.
Word and Object.Willard Van Orman Quine - 1960 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 17 (2):278-279.

View all 77 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Ontological Underpinnings of Aristotle's Philosophy of Science.Breno A. Zuppolini - 2017 - Dissertation, University of Campinas, Brazil

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Acerca dos concomitantes per se em Aristóteles.Breno Andrade Zuppolini - 2015 - Filosofia Grega E Helenística (Coleção XVI Encontro Anpof).
A causalidade em Pedro da Fonseca.António Manuel Martins - 2009 - Veritas – Revista de Filosofia da Pucrs 54 (3):112-127.
Causalidade E Mal.Fernando de Almeida Fleck - 2005 - Cadernos de História E Filosofia da Ciência 15 (2).
Virtuous Circles.Aldo Antonelli - 2000 - In Anil Gupta & Andre Chapuis (eds.), Circularity, Definition, and Truth. Indian Council of Philosophical Research.
Atoms, Complexes, and Demonstration: Posterior Analytics 96b15-25.Owen Goldin - 2004 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 35 (4):707-727.


Added to PP index

Total views
344 ( #30,602 of 2,519,480 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
25 ( #34,955 of 2,519,480 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes