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CASTELLI, L. M. Disentangling defining and demonstrating: notes on an. post. II 3-7. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 42, n. 4, p. 243–281, 2019. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 mar. 2023.


In APo 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 APo II.

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