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By Ben Morison, Katerina Ierodiakonou

The 16 essays written in honour of Jonathan Barnes for this quantity replicate the notable scope of his contributions to philosophy. Six are on wisdom, 5 on common sense and metaphysics, 5 on ethics. the quantity levels largely over historic philosophy, whereas additionally discovering room for for 2 modern papers on fact and vagueness. Aristotle is admired in 8 of the essays; Plato, Sextus Empiricus, the Stoics, the Epicureans, and historic Greek scientific writers also are mentioned. The individuals comprise essentially the most exceptional students of our time.

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II. 247 touches on the case of knowledge. 1, 449b 13–15. II 2 and III. 52. More examples where to translate ‘science’ would be wholly inappropriate are in Bonitz, Index 279b 51–280a 4. misleadingly starts with a quote from Nausiphanes, who was some 20 years junior to Aristotle. ∆30 and Z9. 22. 72, translates ‘they are convinced’. ’ before continuing with a string of references to Herodotus and no one else. (69) Note the imperfect tense of ἐγὶνωσκϵν: Hesiod’s was a life-long failure.

4,5,10 (11) If p is a first principle, then p is not grasped by sophia; (6,10). 1,2,4,5,7,8,10 (12) If p is a first principle, then p is grasped by nous; (3,6,9,11). But it does follow that sophia is not the name for just that faculty which does grasp them—and this is all that Aristotle requires here. II 19. Austin, ordinary language is not the last word; but it is at least the first word— and his method is a recognizable antecedent of that of contemporary analytic epistemology. 27 Aristotle’s evident confidence that the ordinary conceptual categories of ordinary people form a good, albeit fallible, basis for determining the actual structure of things derives support from his causal account of concept-formation and his teleological view of the structure of the universe; in fact, from his understanding of the nature of nous itself.

II 19 within the scope of a decently empiricist account of concept-formation and the grasp of principles. This introduces the other major interpretative crux regarding the account of II 19: nous is said to be of first principles—propositional items, in fact primarily definitions— and yet the epistemology sketched in the chapter appears to deal rather with concept- acquisition. 271); but as will become apparent, I seek to dissolve that distinction in what is, I think, a novel way. For this reason in regard to the states (hexeis) of the soul we need not only for this principle to be truly stated, but also for it to be determined what the right account is, and what its definition is.

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