Aristotle on the Category of Relation

Aristotle on the Category of Relation

By: Pamela M. Hood (author)Paperback

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In Aristotle on the Category of Relation, Pamela Hood challenges the view that Aristotle's conception of relation is so divergent from our own that it does not count as a theory of relation at all. Professor Hood examines Aristotle's various treatments of relation and relational entities with a special focus on Aristotle's two central texts on relation, Categories 7 and Metaphysics V.15. While the common view is that Aristotle does not have, and indeed could not have, a theory that accounts for dyadic relations, Hood's analysis reveals Aristotle's deep commitment to the dyadic nature of relation. She also unearths a feature in Aristotle's relational theory that appears to account not only for the terms of a dyadic relation, but also for the relation itself. This book presents compelling evidence that Aristotle's theory of relation is more robust than originally suspected.

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Pamela M. Hood is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgment Chapter 3 Part One: The Exegesis: The Critic's Charges: Introduction; Aristotle's Meta-ontology; Aristotle's Category Theory; Aristotle's Philosophy of Language, Logic, and Science; Treatment of Relation in the Corpus Chapter 4 Categories 7: Aristotle's First Account of Relatives; The Four Sets of Examples; The Marks of Relatives; The aporia Regarding Substance; Aristotle's Second Account of Relatives; The Being Component; The Holding Somehow Component; Is L Chapter 5 Metaphysics V.15: The First Classification Scheme; Numerical Relatives; Functional Relatives; Intentional Relatives; Te Second Classification Scheme; Things Relative By Their Nature; Accidental Relatives; Summary Chapter 6 Part Two: The Problems and Solutions: Interpreting Aristotle's Relatives: Introduction; Ackrill's Interpretation of Relatives; Mignucci's Interpretation of Relatives; Morales's Interpretation of Relatives; Disparity Between the Commentat Chapter 7 Epistemological Issues: Aristotle's Substance Argument; Overview of the Knowing Definitely Criterion; Ackrill's Interpretation of the Knowing Definitely Criterion; Mignucci's Interpretation of the Knowing Definitely Criterion; Morales's Interpretati Chapter 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 Notes Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index

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  • publication date: 29/10/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780761830078
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 166
  • ID: 9780761830078
  • weight: 222
  • ISBN10: 0761830073

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