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Aristotle's Two Systems

Daniel W. Graham


This book addresses two major problems in interpreting Aristotle. Firstly, should we reconcile the apparent inconsistencies of the corpus by assuming an underlying unity of doctrine (unitarianism), or by positing a sequence of developing ideas (developmentalism)? Secondly, what is the relation between the so-called logical works on the one hand and the physical-metaphysical treatises on the other? Although the problems appear to be unrelated, the book finds that the key to the first lies in the second, and in doing so provides an alternative to the unitarian approach, the first since Jaeger's ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, unitarianism, developmentalism, logical works, physical-metaphysical treatises, Jaeger

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198243151
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel W. Graham, author
Brigham Young University, Utah
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