Alexander of Aphrodisias and De Interpretatione: the Case of the Proposition.

Author/s Maddalena Bonelli
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 195-207 File size 223 KB
DOI 10.3280/SF2022-002002
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Alexander of Aphrodisias and De Interpretatione: the Case of the Proposition. This article considers a passage in Alexander of Aphrodisias’ commentary on the Prior Analytics (in APr., 10, 13-28) concerning the definition of proposal (premiss or proposition). Its interest lies in the fact that Alexander establishes a very articulated relationship between the definition of proposal that we find in Aristotle’s Prior Analytics (24a16-17) and that of Apophantic reason (position) in De interpretatione (4, 17a2-3). Nonetheless, the author aims to demonstrate that this relationship is problematic and unnecessary because the definition of proposal in Prior Analytics is in fact independent from the definition of Apophantic reason. However, it is also the author’s intention to show why Alexander does this.

Keywords: Prior Analytics, De interpretatione, premiss, proposition.

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Maddalena Bonelli, Alessandro di Afrodisia e il De Interpretatione: il caso della proposizione in "RIVISTA DI STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA" 2/2022, pp 195-207, DOI: 10.3280/SF2022-002002