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Formal and Ontological Aspects of Aristotle's Philosophy of Science

Grant number: 11/14898-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Lucas Angioni
Grantee:Breno Andrade Zuppolini
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/04519-0 - Causality, scientific explanation and syllogistic in Aristotle’s posterior analytics, BE.EP.MS


Aristotle's theory of demonstration, developed in the Posterior Analytics, is not restricted to determine the formal requirements for formulating probative arguments which establish properly the results of scientific investigation. To the probative aspect of demonstration it shall be added its primarily explanatory character, orientated by theses of strong ontological and metaphysical content, which involve notions like substance, essence and causality. I intend to analyze the relation between those two ranges of Aristotle's philosophy of science and investigate in which way the formal characteristics of demonstration (like its syllogistic form, the coextension of its terms and the necessity of its propositions) maintain an affinity with the metaphysical background to which scientific activity is conditioned.

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ZUPPOLINI, Breno Andrade. Formal and ontological aspects of Aristotle's philosophy of science. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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