Apprehension and Argument: Ancient Theories of Starting by Miira Tuominen

By Miira Tuominen

This publication deals the 1st synoptic research of ways the first components in wisdom constructions have been analysed in antiquity from Plato to overdue historic commentaries. It argues that, within the Platonic-Aristotelian culture, the query of beginning issues used to be taken care of from special issues of view: as a question of ways we collect uncomplicated wisdom; and as a query of the premises we could instantly settle for within the line of argumentation.

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Consequently, he is not led into the awkward position Aristotle finds himself in Metaphysics IV. , treats this question explicitly. , by Gonzalez (1998). , Sprague (1962) argues for this; for the discussion, see also Klosko (1983). This has been pointed out by Sprague (1962). 22 CHAPTER ONE arguments in favour of the principle of non-contradiction even though he on the other hand asserts that all meaningful speech and argumentation is based on that principle. The Method of Hypothesis In the introduction we made a distinction between two kinds of principles used in argumentation.

Love, is said to be the best of all these. 39 The characterisation is from Ross (1951, 81), who takes generalisation to be the innovation of the method. THEORIES OF ARGUMENTATION 33 Socrates also points out that in order to produce an accurate collection combined with division, one has to distinguish the classes and subclasses according to natural similarities and differences between things. He compares this with the work of a skilful butcher who knows how to cut according to natural joints (265e).

Consequently, he is not led into the awkward position Aristotle finds himself in Metaphysics IV. , treats this question explicitly. , by Gonzalez (1998). , Sprague (1962) argues for this; for the discussion, see also Klosko (1983). This has been pointed out by Sprague (1962). 22 CHAPTER ONE arguments in favour of the principle of non-contradiction even though he on the other hand asserts that all meaningful speech and argumentation is based on that principle. The Method of Hypothesis In the introduction we made a distinction between two kinds of principles used in argumentation.

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