Aristotle and the principle of non-contradiction
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Aristotle and the principle of non-contradiction by Gianluigi Pasquale

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Published by Academia Verlag in Sankt Augustin .
Written in English


  • Aristotle.,
  • Contradiction.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-126).

StatementGianluigi Pasquale.
SeriesBibliographische Information der Deutschen Bibliothek
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. ;
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20279404M
ISBN 103896653482

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This chapter analyzes and criticizes the argument of Aristotle in Metaphysics, Book Gamma, against those who would violate the Law of Non-Contradiction, together with what a number of later commentators have made of them. Jump to Content Jump Author: Graham Priest.   Aristotle thought that the law of non-contradiction (also the law of identity and the law of excluded middle) were the fundamental laws governing the theoretical part of our reasoning faculty. He believed that all human beings use them when they think and speak about things. Thomism’s metaphysical first principle of non-contradiction (PNC) reads, “Being cannot both be and not be at the same time and in the same respect.” Its sister first principles are those of identity and excluded middle. Its logical form reads, “The same predicate cannot be affirmed and denied of the same subject.”. In Metaphysics Gamma, Aristotle understands the principle of non-contradiction (PNC) as the most certain principle of all such that it is impossible to be mistaken about , Aristotle is also concerned with the fact that some people may reject this principle. In that respect, he constructs arguments aiming to defend PNC as a true opinion.

Aristotle applied his "Principle of Non-Contradiction" in several ways, but the third way, most pertinent to daily conversation, means that two statements that are opposite cannot both be true. Like all great truths, this seems so obvious that it should hardly need to be pointed out. equivalent to the principle o f non-contradiction in its primary form. is is why the science of being qua being, which Aristotle indicates a t the beginning of Gamma isAuthor: George Couvalis.   We have to distinguish, that is, between the metaphysical principle of non-contradiction and the logical principle of non-contradiction. The one is prior to the other: it is because, in reality, no being can both be and not be, in any one respect and at any one time, that no two propositions, one of which affirms something and the other of. The Principle of Non-Contradiction The PNC: A property cannot both belong and not belong to a subject at the same time and in the same respect The PNC is the most certain principle, i.e.

Aristotle on the Principle of Non-Contradiction S. MARC COHEN University of Washington Seattle, WA U.S.A. Not the least among the many puzzling features of the fourth book of Aristotle's Metaphysics is his discussion of the Principle of Non-Contradiction (hereafter PNC). Even leaving aside the obvious difficul-.   Other, more controversial examples might be added, prior to Kant (such as Aristotle’s defence of his principle of non-contradiction in Metaphysics Book 4 )” (p. 2 – 3, emphasis mine) He is saying that there is consensus about TAs going back to Kant, but not all the way back to Aristotle. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Abstract: One of the goals in Aristotle’s investigations in the Metaphysics is to determine what the first principles are and what relation they have to the study of metaphysics, i.e., the science of being. For Aristotle, the first principles are the starting points of demonstration, and they are the .