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The Problem of First Principles

Terence Irwin

in Aristotle's First Principles

Published in print April 1990 | ISBN: 9780198242901
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198242905.003.0001

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Problem of First Principles

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This introductory chapter establishes the scope and connexions of the chapters in this volume by discussing the concepts of first principles, realism, dialectic and philosophy, puzzles about dialectic, and Aristotle’s development. It provides an overview of the chapters and the arguments readers can expect.

Keywords: first principles; Aristotle; philosophy; dialectic; puzzles

Chapter.  10334 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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