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The aporia of ἢ ἐϰ παντὸς in Posterior Analytics II.19
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CRAGER, A. The aporia of ἢ ἐϰ παντὸς in Posterior Analytics II.19. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 42, n. 4, p. 387–438, 2019. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 mar. 2023.


This article sketches, and works to motivate, a controversial approach to Posterior Analytics II.19. But its primary goal is to recommend a novel solution to one particular interpretive aporia that’s especially vexed recent scholars working on Post. An. II.19. The aporia concerns how to understand the enigmatic ē ek pantos... (≈ “or from all...”) in the genealogical account of foundational knowledge at II.19 100a3-9. Our proposed solution to the aporia is discussed in connection with a number of larger philosophical issues concerning Aristotle’s theory of epistē mē.

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