In the Sophist, Plato introduces a procedure of “Division” as a method for discovering definitions. To find a definition of X, first locate the largest kind of thing under which […]
1. The definition (horos, horismos) was an important matter for Plato and for the Early Academy. Concern with answering the question “What is so-and-so?” are at the center of the […]
Είδος-γένος. Όταν το πλάτος μιας έννοιας εμπεριέχεται εξ ολοκλήρου στο πλάτος μιας άλλης, τότε η ευρύτερη έννοια λέγεται γένος και η στενότερη είδος.
 Definition (horismos) [Categories, ch. 1] What is definition? Before attempting to answer this question Aristotle draws attention to the possibility of ambiguity. He discusses two kinds: (i) synonymy — […]
Of central importance for what follows will be the theory of dependence-relations set forth, in germ, in Husserl’s 3rd Logical Investigation and anticipated by Franz Brentano (1838-1917) in his lectures […]