The Philosophical Review, 1904, Vol. 13 (Classic Reprint)

The Philosophical Review, 1904, Vol. 13 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Philosophical Review, 1904, Vol. 13 Ike other works Of Aristotle, the Posterior Analytics has had an influence upon the history of human thought out Of all proportion to its length. Within a comparatively short compass the author succeeds in giving a tolerably complete and systematic statement Of the processes by Which scientific truth is reached. The main Object of the treatise, it is true, is to explain the conditions under Which the necessary conclusions Of science may be drawn, a fact which naturally gave countenance to the doctrine that truth is reached by a deductive process. A careful examination, however, shows that the preéminence assigned to deduction cannot be justified by the contents Of the work itself, in Which the necessity of induction as an indispensable prepara tion for the deductions of sciences is everywhere kept in view, and indeed expressly stated. The treatise is so interesting in itself, and so valuable for the light it throws upon the philosophy Of Aristotle in general, and especially upon his Metaphysic, that it may not be superfluous to give a summary of its main con tents, and to attempt some estimate of their value. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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