By Ammonius, David A. Blank
Aristotle's On Interpretation, the centrepiece of his good judgment, examines the connection among conflicting pairs of statements. the 1st 8 chapters, analysed during this quantity, clarify what statements are, ranging from their uncomplicated parts - the phrases - and dealing as much as the nature of adverse affirmations and negations.
Ammonius, who in his means as Professor at Alexandria from round advert 470 taught just about all the nice sixth-century commentators, left simply this one observation in his personal identify, even supposing his lectures on different works of Aristotle were written up by way of his scholars, who integrated Philoponus and Asclepius. His principles on Aristotle's On Interpretation were derived from his personal instructor, Proclus, and in part from the good misplaced observation of Porphyry. the 2 most crucial extant commentaries on On Interpretation, of which this can be one (the different being via Boethius) either draw on Porphyry's paintings, which are to some degree reconstructed for them
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He makes this clear in many of his treatises, where he attempts to show that names are consonant with things. ). These names posited by him show very clearly what the Philosopher thought about these matters.
These, then, have been discussed in the On the Soul, as they belong to another course. e. e. truth and falsity]: do they belong to things or to thoughts or to vocal sounds (phônai) or to any two or even to all of these; and if they belong to vocal sounds, then to which ones, to names and verbs or to the sentences which consist of them? e. truth and falsity] are observed with respect to the thoughts, which are causes of the vocal sounds. In fact, some of these
He says that truth and falsity are seen both in thoughts and in what is in the vocal sound – not, however, in the simple ones, but in the compounds. e. complex thoughts and sentences] one of them must belong, either truth or falsity. 15 20
Ammonius : on Aristotle on interpretation 1-8 by Ammonius, David A. Blank