The Universal Science

Terence Irwin

in Aristotle's First Principles

Published in print April 1990 | ISBN: 9780198242901
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597770 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Universal Science

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The Metaphysics represents the discussion of substance as part of the science of being. Aristotle defends his claim to have found objective, not merely endoxic principles. He has seen that he cannot adequately defend his principles purely by dialectical argument limited to common beliefs. How far the allegedly scientific arguments of the Metaphyics differ from the dialectic arguments of earlier works is examined, and whether they are arguments for the same conclusion.

Keywords: Aristotle; metaphyics; substance; science of being; scientific argument; dialectic argument

Chapter.  11990 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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