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By David Bronstein

ISBN-10: 019872490X

ISBN-13: 9780198724902

'All instructing and all highbrow studying end up from pre-existing knowledge.' So starts Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, the most vital, and hard, works within the heritage of western philosophy. David Bronstein sheds new mild in this not easy textual content through arguing that it's coherently based round topics of tolerating philosophical curiosity: wisdom and learning.

The Posterior Analytics, on Bronstein's analyzing, is a sustained exam of medical wisdom: what it really is and the way it's bought. Aristotle first discusses significant kinds of medical wisdom (epist?m? and nous). He then presents a compelling account, in opposite order, of the categories of studying one must adopt to be able to gather them. The Posterior Analytics hence emerges as an elegantly geared up paintings within which Aristotle describes the
mind's ascent from sense-perception of details to clinical wisdom of first principles.

Bronstein additionally highlights Plato's impact on Aristotle's textual content. for every form of studying Aristotle discusses, Bronstein uncovers an example of Meno's Paradox (a puzzle from Plato's Meno in accordance with which inquiry and studying are very unlikely) and an answer to it. additionally, he argues, opposed to present orthodoxy, that Aristotle is devoted to the Socratic photograph of inquiry, based on which one should still search what a thing's essence is sooner than looking its demonstrable attributes and
their causes.

Aristotle on wisdom and studying can be of curiosity to scholars and students of old philosophy, epistemology, or philosophy of science.

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