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Aristotle's De InterpretationeContradiction and Dialectic$
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C. W. A. Whitaker

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199254194

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199254192.001.0001

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(p.204) Appendix II The Substitution of Phrases for Words

(p.204) Appendix II The Substitution of Phrases for Words

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Aristotle's De Interpretatione
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C. W. A. Whitaker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199254192.005.0002

This important technique, like the contradiction argument discussed in Appendix I, depends on the concept of signification established in the De Interpretatione. The expansion of a word by substituting a phrase with the same signification is much used by Aristotle, in the Topics, Sophistic Refutations, and elsewhere. Moreover, in cases of multiple signification many phrases may be substituted for a single name: thus the question ’In how many ways is it said?’ leads to the discovery of multiple phrases (’logoi’), each expressing one aspect of an ambiguous term.

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