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Aristotle on Meaning and Essence$
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David Charles

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256730

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019925673X.001.0001

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Towards a Unified Theory of Definition: Posterior Analytics Β.13–15

Towards a Unified Theory of Definition: Posterior Analytics Β.13–15

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(p.221) 9 Towards a Unified Theory of Definition: Posterior Analytics Β.13–15
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Aristotle on Meaning and Essence
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DOI:10.1093/019925673X.003.0010

Aristotle, in the Posterior Analytics, connects his account of definition and explanation with the theory of division. The features that figure in the relevant explanation include those that distinguish the kind in its relevant genus. His account of differentiation into genera and species is strongly interconnected with his explanation‐involving account of definition.

Keywords:   Aristotle, definition, demonstration, division, explanation, genera, natural kinds, Posterior Analytics, species

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