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The Resource Aristotle on knowledge and learning : the posterior analytics, David Bronstein, (electronic resource)

Aristotle on knowledge and learning : the posterior analytics, David Bronstein, (electronic resource)

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Aristotle on knowledge and learning : the posterior analytics
Title
Aristotle on knowledge and learning
Title remainder
the posterior analytics
Statement of responsibility
David Bronstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Aristotle's Posterior Analytics is one of the most important, and difficult, works in the history of western philosophy. This book sheds new light on this challenging text by arguing that it is coherently structured around two themes of enduring philosophical interest: knowledge and learning. The Posterior Analytics, this book argues, is a sustained examination of scientific knowledge: what it is and how it is acquired. Aristotle first discusses two principal forms of scientific knowledge (epistēmē and nous). He then provides a compelling account, in reverse order, of the types of learning one needs to undertake in order to acquire them. The Posterior Analytics thus emerges as an elegantly organized work in which Aristotle describes the mind's ascent from perception of sensible particulars to scientific knowledge of first principles. This book also highlights Plato's influence on Aristotle's text. For each type of learning Aristotle discusses, this book uncovers an instance of Meno's Paradox (a puzzle from Plato's Meno according to which inquiry and learning are impossible) and a solution to it. In addition, this book argues, against current orthodoxy, that Aristotle is committed to the Socratic Picture of inquiry, according to which one should seek what a thing's essence is before seeking its demonstrable attributes and their causes.--
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Bronstein, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford scholarship online.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aristotle
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Target audience
specialized
Label
Aristotle on knowledge and learning : the posterior analytics, David Bronstein, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724902.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
General Introduction 1 Meno's Paradox and the Prior Knowledge Requirement Part I Learning by Demonstration 2 Learning by Demonstration 3 Belonging 'In Itself' and Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration 4 Scientific Knowledge and Demonstration Part II Learning by Definition 5 Learning by Definition: Introduction 6 Inquiry in APo 2.1 7 Inquiry in APo 2.2 8 The Socratic Picture of the Order of Inquiry 9 Cause, Essence, and Definition 10 Discovering Causally Complex Essences 11 Subject-Kinds and their Existence 12 Discovering Causally Simple Essences Part III Learning by Induction 13 The Origin and Aim of APo 2.19 Conclusion
Control code
EDZ0001382285
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191792427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724902.001.0001
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951230022
Label
Aristotle on knowledge and learning : the posterior analytics, David Bronstein, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724902.001.0001
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
General Introduction 1 Meno's Paradox and the Prior Knowledge Requirement Part I Learning by Demonstration 2 Learning by Demonstration 3 Belonging 'In Itself' and Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration 4 Scientific Knowledge and Demonstration Part II Learning by Definition 5 Learning by Definition: Introduction 6 Inquiry in APo 2.1 7 Inquiry in APo 2.2 8 The Socratic Picture of the Order of Inquiry 9 Cause, Essence, and Definition 10 Discovering Causally Complex Essences 11 Subject-Kinds and their Existence 12 Discovering Causally Simple Essences Part III Learning by Induction 13 The Origin and Aim of APo 2.19 Conclusion
Control code
EDZ0001382285
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780191792427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724902.001.0001
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951230022

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