Julie K. Ward examines Aristotle's thought regarding how language informs our views of what is real. First she places Aristotle's theory in its historical and philosophical contexts in relation to Plato and Speusippus. Ward then explores Aristotle's theory of language as it is deployed in several works, including Ethics, Topics, Physics, and Metaphysics, so as to consider its relation to dialectical practice and scientific explanation as Aristotle conceived it.Read more
- Provides conclusions for Aristotle's theory of predication
- Suggests ways of relating Aristotle's theories of dialectic and science
- Places Aristotle's theory in relation to Plato's earlier theory of naming
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Review of the hardback: 'In view of the conflicting accounts of homonymy and pros hen predication in recent literature, Aristotle on Homonymy makes a welcome contribution by offering a maximally inclusive and comprehensive account of both. Ward builds on the strengths and weaknesses of earlier accounts to offer her alternative picture of core-related homonymy. It is one that is well worth the attention from scholars that it will no doubt receive.' POLIS: The Journal for the Society of Greek Political Thought
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- Date Published: February 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521128476
- length: 232 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.35kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Aristotle's theory of homonymy in Categories and its precursors
2. Homonymy in The Topics
3. The concept of related homonymy
4. The homonymy of being
5. Physis, Philia, and homonymy
6. Homonymy and science.
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