- Title Pages
- 1 Meaning, Essence, and Necessity
- 2 Posterior Analytics B.8–10: The Three‐Stage View
- 3 Preparation for the Three‐Stage View
- 4 The Signification of Names
- 5 Signification and Thought
- 6 Understanding, Thought, and Meaning
- 7 Definition and Demonstration: The Difficulties Raised in <i>Posterior Analytics Β</i>.3–7
- 8 Demonstration and Definition: Aristotle's Positive Views in <i>Posterior Analytics</i> Β.8–10 and Β.16–18
- 9 Towards a Unified Theory of Definition: <i>Posterior Analytics</i> Β.13–15
- 10 Explanation and Definition: The Basic Model Reconsidered and Refined
- 11 Substance, Definition, and Essence
- 12 Biology, Classification, and Essence
- 13 Aristotle's Essentialism
- Appendix 1
- Appendix 2 Essence, Necessity, and the Copula
- Index Locorum
- General Index
- Index Nominum
- Aristotle on Meaning and Essence
- Oxford University Press
Aristotle's discussion of the Principle of Non‐Contradiction rests on his account of what terms signify, as this is developed in the Posterior Analytics. Attention to this semantic background enables us to better understand some of his arguments in Metaphysics Γ. 3–4.
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