Chapter 7. Aristotle's Methods

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch7

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Anagnostopoulos, G. (2009) Aristotle's Methods, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch7

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  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

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  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • Aristotle - presuppositions and demonstration;
  • induction (epagôgê) and comprehension or intuition (nous);
  • collecting facts and finding causes;
  • dialectic and its uses;
  • principle of non-contradiction (PNC);
  • Aristotelian corpus;
  • Aristotle's methods


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aristotle's Presuppositions and Demonstration

  • Induction (epagôgê) and Comprehension or Intuition (nous)

  • Collecting Facts and Finding Causes

  • Dialectic and its Uses

  • Notes

  • Bibliography