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A Study in the Philosophy of Science by Evert W. Beth (Eds.)

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A. E. Taylor, Plato: the Man and his Work (reprinted in Meridian Books, New York 1956), p. 505, footnote 2: "For a real comprehension of Plato's thought it is indispensable to have a grasp of the modern logic of arithmetic". 74) The author wishes to renew his thanks to Dr A. C. Crombie, Professor W. K. C. Guthrie, and Mr David Furley for helpful criticism during the preparation of an earlier version of this Chapter which appeared in The British Journal for the Philotwphy of Science. 71) 72) CHAPTER 2 ARISTOTLE'S THEORY OF SCIENCE 11.

66) Alexander Aphrodisiensis, In Aristotelis analyticorum priorum librum I commentarium 372, 29, quoted by Lukasiewicz, loco cit. 67) Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae XVI, 12-14. 68) ct. footnote 57. 69) Papyrus Herculanensis 307, col. , 23 ff. 70) Sextus Empiricus, Adversus mathematicos VIII, 10. 30 THE PREHISTORY OF RESEARCH INTO FOUNDATIONS Diogenes Laertius, De vitis, &c. VII, 65. B. Bolzano, Wissenschaftalehre, Sulzbach 1837, 2. Bd. S. 80. 73) Cf. A. E. Taylor, Plato: the Man and his Work (reprinted in Meridian Books, New York 1956), p.

Plotinus' doctrine of emanation, PLATO AND ARISTOTLE 17 for instance, seems to be one of the attempts to develop Plato's sketch into a coherent and complete picture of reality. We shall see that Aristotle's philosophy is also strongly influenced by Plato's conceptions as expressed in the lecture On the Supreme Good. 7. PLATO AND ARISTOTLE It is usually supposed that a strong opposition exists between the philosophy of Plato and that of Aristotle, and this has given rise to a dispute as to which of the two was right and which the more profound thinker.

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