Abstract
In this paper I investigate Aristotle’s account of predication in Topics I 9. I argue for the following interpretation. In this chapter Aristotle (i) presents two systems of predication cutting across each other, the system of the so-called four ‘predicables’ and of the ten ‘categories’, in order to distinguish them and explore their mutual relationship. I propose a semantic interpretation of the relationship between them. According to this reading, every proposition formed through a predicable constitutes at the same time a predication according to one of the ten categories, and, consequently, signifies one of them, expressing one of the predicative relationship conveyed by them. Further, Aristotle (ii) explains the predicative connection between these two systems and the ten items signified by the ‘things said without any combination’ enumerated in Chapter 4 of the Categories, whose list is almost identical with that of categories in Top. I 9, with the only exception of their first members.
Keywords Aristotle  Categories  Topics  Predication
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Aristotle.J. M. E. Moravcsik - 1967 - Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Books.
Categories in Topics I. 9.Marko Malink - 2007 - Rhizai. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 4:271-294.
Forms and Predication Reconsidered.Anne M. Wiles - 2014 - Studia Gilsoniana 3:241-256.
Aristotle’s Theory of Predication. [REVIEW]William Haines - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (4):903-903.
The Man Without Properties.Boris Hennig - 2017 - Synthese 194 (6).

Analytics

Added to PP index
2021-05-21

Total views
41 ( #274,243 of 2,498,529 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
15 ( #53,327 of 2,498,529 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes