The aporia of ἢ ἐϰ παντὸς in Posterior Analytics II.19

Manuscrito 42 (4):387-438 (2019)
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Abstract

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 epistēmē.

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Adam Crager
University of California, Los Angeles

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