Chapter 8. The Science and Axioms of Being

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Michael V. Wedin Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch8

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Wedin, M. V. (2009) The Science and Axioms of Being, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch8

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California, Davis, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661

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Keywords:

  • science and axioms of being and metaphysics;
  • Aristotle's - declaration of a general science of being;
  • problem for science of being;
  • content of general science of being;
  • including axioms in general science of being;
  • principle of non-contradiction (PNC);
  • law of excluded middle (LEM) called axioms;
  • PNC as ultimate principle;
  • theology and general science of being

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aristotle's Declaration of a General Science of Being qua Being

  • A Problem for the Science of Being

  • The Content of the General Science of Being

  • Including Axioms in the General Science of Being

  • The Notion of the Firmest Principle

  • Proving Something about an Axiom: the Indubitability Proof of PNC

  • PNC as the Ultimate Principle

  • Defending an Axiom: the Elenctic Proof of PNC

  • Theology and the General Science of Being

  • Notes

  • Bibliography