I offer a novel divisio textus and overall interpretation of the first part of Posterior Analytics A 13. I argue that in this chapter Aristotle distinguishes why-syllogisms, which are from the primary cause, from that-syllogisms, which are not from the primary cause. Since a primary cause is convertible with the effect, a syllogism is a that-syllogism either because its middle term is a convertible effect of the major, or because it is a non-convertible cause of the major, or because it is a non-convertible effect of the major. These three ways the middle term may appear in a that-syllogism are introduced in the first part of APo A 13 according to the extensional relations between cause and effect.

On Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics A 13 / Francesco Bellucci. - In: RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA. - ISSN 0035-6239. - STAMPA. - 115:1(2024), pp. 83-105. [10.1413/113170]

On Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics A 13

Francesco Bellucci
2024

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I offer a novel divisio textus and overall interpretation of the first part of Posterior Analytics A 13. I argue that in this chapter Aristotle distinguishes why-syllogisms, which are from the primary cause, from that-syllogisms, which are not from the primary cause. Since a primary cause is convertible with the effect, a syllogism is a that-syllogism either because its middle term is a convertible effect of the major, or because it is a non-convertible cause of the major, or because it is a non-convertible effect of the major. These three ways the middle term may appear in a that-syllogism are introduced in the first part of APo A 13 according to the extensional relations between cause and effect.
2024
On Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics A 13 / Francesco Bellucci. - In: RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA. - ISSN 0035-6239. - STAMPA. - 115:1(2024), pp. 83-105. [10.1413/113170]
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