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Studies on causation and essentialism in the 'Posterior Analytics'

Grant number: 15/10372-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 17, 2016
Effective date (End): June 16, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Lucas Angioni
Grantee:Breno Andrade Zuppolini
Supervisor: Michail Peramatzis
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Oxford, England  
Associated to the scholarship:13/26386-2 - Ontological underpinnings of Aristotle's Philosophy of Science, BP.DR

Abstract

Our aim is to analyse two dimensions of the model of demonstrative science that Aristotle develops in the Posterior Analytics. We shall approach those dimensions in two separate, though interconnected, lines of inquiry. In one of them, we intend to set out the connection between the syllogistic structure of Aristotle's model and some of his views on causation. In the other, we shall study the several kinds of per se predication, as Aristotle defines them in the Posterior Analytics, in order to understand how exactly the scientific explanation found in a demonstration is supposed to be essence-based. (AU)

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