Dissertation, University of Campinas (2014)

Breno Andrade Zuppolini
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
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
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