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Conditions for Science

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/10.1093/0198242905.003.0006

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Conditions for Science

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The Posterior Analytics describes the structure of a science and of the content of scientific propositions. Aristotle sees the weaknesses observed in his methods, and his views on justification support and explain some of his demands on scientific knowledge. However, these same views seem to imply demands that he cannot meet within any plausible conception of justification.

Keywords: Aristotle; science; posterior analytics; justification

Chapter.  7295 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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