Subjects and Predicables

A Study in Subject-Predicate Asymmetry John Heintz. Higher order predication. It is worthwhile at this point to notice a certain symmetry between individuals and predicables. Individuals are said to be identical if they are ...

Author: John Heintz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110882858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Aristotle s Modal Logic

THE FOUR PREDICABLES AS SYLLOGISTIC TERMS Aristotle's essentialist semantics has appeared occasionally in Sections 2.1-2.5 . It is worth noting how the essence / accident distinction would fit with the Topics ' discussion of the “ four ...

Author: Richard Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521522331

Category: Philosophy

Page: 291

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This 1995 book argues that a proper understanding of Aristotle's modal logic requires an appreciation of its connection to the metaphysics.

Ontological Categories

What the argument seems designed to demonstrate is that the subjectpredicable distinction, conceived as a grammatical or ... as ontological distinctions and hold that particulars can be both subjects and predicables, as can universals.

Author: Javier Cumpa

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110329599

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

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This volume is about ontological categories. The categories of an ontology are designed to classify all existents. They are crucial and characterize an ontology.

Logic

In the former case the predicate is of the same extension as the subject ; in the latter , of greater extension . All predicables , therefore , may be divided into two classes , -namely , those that are equivalent to the subject ...

Author: George Hugh Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059877178

Category: Logic

Page: 266

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Logic Or The Analytic of Explicit Reasoning

In the former case the predi . cate is of the same extension as the subject ; in the latter , of greater extension . All predi . cables , therefore , may be divided into two classes , -namely , those that are equivalent to the subject ...

Author: George Hugh Smith

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ISBN: WISC:89094312725

Category: Logic

Page: 266

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Boethius s In Ciceronis Topica

Second , all predicates and so all predicables must be either greater than or equal to the subjects they are said of ; no predicate can be less than its subject . 14 A predicate is equal to its subject if it is predicated convertibly of ...

Author: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801489342

Category: History

Page: 277

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In Ciceronis Topica and De topicis differentiis are Boethius's two treatises on Topics (loci). Together these two works present Boethius's theory of the art of discovering arguments, a theory that was highly influential in the history of medieval logic. Eleonore Stump here presents the first English-language translation of In Ciceronis Topica. Noteworthy as a dialectical text, In Ciceronis Topica is also a rich storehouse of information on Stoic logic and Roman law and rhetoric, as well as on Boethius himself and the thought and culture of his period. Stump's Introduction supplies essential information about In Ciceronis Topica, Boethius's life, and the tradition of dialectic; her detailed notes explore the many philosophical problems in Boethius's text.

European Identity and the Representation of Islam in the Mainstream Press

... of dialectic elements that Aristotle calls 'predicables'.7 Aristotle focuses on the logical coherence that exists between the subject and predicate of a proposition and claims that there are four predicables that are related to the ...

Author: Salomi Boukala

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319933146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 347

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This book combines media studies and linguistics with theories of national and supranational identity to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of European identity/ies and news discourses. Taking representations of ‘Islamist terrorism’ and Turkey’s accession to the European Union as case studies, it analyses the discursive construction of supranational European identity through the discursive distinction of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’. Moreover, it compares the media’s representations of the ‘Other’ in different socio-political moments in Europe- from times of European integration (2004-5) to the European dystopia (2015-16) through the discourse analysis of specific Greek, British and French newspapers. This timely work synthesizes classic argumentative approaches and Gramscian thought in the study of media discourses by focusing on the Aristotelian concept of topos and introducing the concept of ‘hegemonic knowledge’. This pioneering work will appeal to scholars across the fields of linguistics, social anthropology, European politics, and media studies.

Summulae de Dialectica

A predicable, strictly speaking, is what is predicated of many [things]; a predicable, taken broadly, ... And although we may say that Porphyry discussed predicables and Aristotle, in the Topics, discussed predicates, we should not ...

Author: Jean Buridan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300084250

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1032

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This volume is the first annotated translation in any language of the entire text of the Summulae de dialectica, by the Parisian master of arts John Buridan (1300-1358). One of the most influential works in the history of late medieval philosophy, the Summulae is Buridan's systematic exposition of his nominalist philosophy of logic. Buridan's doctrine spread rapidly and for some two hundred years was dominant at many European universities. His work is of increasing interest today not only to historians of medieval philosophy but also to modern philosophers, several of whom find in Buridan's ideas important clues to problems of contemporary philosophy. Gyula Klima provides a substantial introduction to Buridan's life and work and discusses his place in the history of logic. Through extensive notes Klima assists philosopher and medievalist alike to read Buridan with understanding and insight. Those with a philosophical interest in the relations among the structures of language, thought, and reality will find much to ponder in the Summulae.

Boethius s In Ciceronis Topica

Boethius gives two of these when he is explaining the Aristotelian predicables (1177D12ff.). First, subjects have essences, and all predicates are either part of their subject's essence or not. Second, all predicates and so all ...

Author: Boethius

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501722240

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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In Ciceronis Topica and De topicis differentiis are Boethius's two treatises on Topics (loci). Together these two works present Boethius's theory of the art of discovering arguments, a theory that was highly influential in the history of medieval logic. Eleonore Stump here presents the first English language translation of In Ciceronis Topica, Boethius's extended commentary on Cicero's Topica. To supplement her translation, Professor Stump has provided an introduction that supplies essential information about In Ciceronis Topica, Boethius's life, and the tradition of dialectic; her detailed notes explore the many philosophical problems in Boethius's text. A significant contribution to the history of Western intellectual life in its own right, Boethius's ''In Ciceronis Topica" makes an excellent companion to Professor Stump's earlier work, Boethius's "De topicis differentiis" (also available from Cornell).