Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

Principles and Proofs:
Aristotle's Theory of Demonstrative Science
Richard D. McKirahan Jr.

One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1993

Paperback | 2017 | $48.50 | £40.95 | ISBN: 9780691603254
Hardcover | 2017 | $121.00 | £104.95 | ISBN: 9780691629872
354 pp. | 7 x 10
Add to Shopping Cart

eBook | ISBN: 9781400887163 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

| Table of Contents

By a thorough study of the Posterior Analytics and related Aristotelian texts, Richard McKirahan reconstructs Aristotle's theory of episteme--science. The Posterior Analytics contains the first extensive treatment of the nature and structure of science in the history of philosophy, and McKirahan's aim is to interpret it sympathetically, following the lead of the text, rather than imposing contemporary frameworks on it. In addition to treating the theory as a whole, the author uses textual and philological as well as philosophical material to interpret many important but difficult individual passages. A number of issues left obscure by the Aristotelian material are settled by reference to Euclid's geometrical practice in the Elements. To justify this use of Euclid, McKirahan makes a comparative analysis of fundamental features of Euclidian geometry with the corresponding elements of Aristotle's theory. Emerging from that discussion is a more precise and more complex picture of the relation between Aristotle's theory and Greek mathematics--a picture of mutual, rather than one-way, dependence.

Originally published in 1992.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Table of Contents

Series:

Subject Area:

Shopping Cart options:

  • For ebooks:

When this eBook becomes available, we will provide direct links to buy it. Until then,
check pre-order availability at these e-tailer sites by copying and pasting the eISBN
9781400887163:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

 Paperback : $48.50 ISBN: 9780691603254

Add to shopping cart

 Hardcover : $121.00 ISBN: 9780691629872

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

  • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

 Hardcover  £104.95 ISBN: 9780691629872

Add to shopping cart

 Paperback  £40.95 ISBN: 9780691603254

Add to shopping cart
View contents of your shopping cart

Prices subject to change without notice

File created: 7/11/2017

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Exam/Desk Copy
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share 
Send me emails
about new books in:
Philosophy
More Choices