- Title Pages
1Meaning, Essence, and Necessity
2Posterior Analytics B.8–10: The Three‐Stage View
3Preparation for the Three‐Stage View
4The Signification of Names
5Signification and Thought
6Understanding, Thought, and Meaning
7Definition and Demonstration: The Difficulties Raised in Posterior Analytics Β.3–7
8Demonstration and Definition: Aristotle's Positive Views in Posterior Analytics Β.8–10 and Β.16–18
9Towards a Unified Theory of Definition: Posterior Analytics Β.13–15
10Explanation and Definition: The Basic Model Reconsidered and Refined
11Substance, Definition, and Essence
12Biology, Classification, and Essence
13 Aristotle's Essentialism
Appendix 2Essence, Necessity, and the Copula
- Index Locorum
- General Index
- Index Nominum
- Aristotle on Meaning and Essence
- Oxford University Press
Aristotle's discussion of the semantic role of the copula in De Interpretatione reveals an interesting and distinctive account of the logical form of claims such as ‘A is essentially F’ and ‘A is necessarily F’, in which the terms ‘essentially’ and ‘necessarily’ modify the copula. This proposal allows Aristotle to formulate his essentialist claims without using the later Leibnizian notion of possible worlds.
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