The question of the simultaneity of relatives is one of the most debated aspects of Aristotle’s theory of relational properties. Are they exceptions to the rules of co-introduction and co-suppression for a pair of relatives? The present article studies a particular chapter of the long history of this problem, the contribution of three Byzantine thinkers of the ninth century. Their discussion is embedded in the complex phenomenon of the Iconoclast crisis. For reinvigorating their discourse on icons, these iconophiles thinkers deployed Aristotelian logic, notably by treating the model and the image as Aristotelian relatives. This move implies tackling the issue of the simultaneity of relatives. Metrophanes, Nicephorus and Theodore solved it in three different ways which the present article reconstructs.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/09608788.2016.1164665
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,290
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Simplicius on the Reality of Relations and Relational Change.Orna Harari - 2009 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 37:245-274.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Right Not to Know and the Duty to Tell: The Case of Relatives.Niklas Juth - 2014 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 42 (1):38-52.
Strange Relatives of the Third Kind.Alexander Grosu & Fred Landman - 1998 - Natural Language Semantics 6 (2):125-170.


Added to PP index

Total views
19 ( #584,953 of 2,518,815 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #408,070 of 2,518,815 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes