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Castelli, Laura M. (2019): DISENTANGLING DEFINING AND DEMONSTRATING: NOTES ON AN. POST. II 3-7. In: Manuscrito, Vol. 42, No. 4: pp. 243-281
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Abstract

In AP(0) II 3-7 Aristotle discusses a series of difficulties concerning definition, deduction, and demonstration. In this paper I focus on two interrelated but distinct questions: firstly, what are exactly the difficulties emerging from or alluded to in the discussion in II 3-7;secondly, whether and in what sense the discussion in II 3-7 can be considered an aporetic discussion with a specific role to play in the development of the argument in AP(0) II.