Chapter 9. Aristotelian Categories

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Gareth B. Matthews Emeritus Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch9

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Matthews, G. B. (2009) Aristotelian Categories, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 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:

  • Aristotelian categories;
  • the fourfold classification;
  • tropes;
  • Aristotle's principle;
  • Owen's reading;
  • Frede's reading;
  • tenfold classification;
  • place of categories in Aristotle's thought;
  • afterlife of the doctrine of categories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Fourfold Classification

  • Tropes

  • Aristotle's Principle

  • In a Subject

  • Owen's Reading

  • Frede's Reading

  • Differentiae

  • Options for “In a Subject”

  • The Tenfold Classification

  • Substance

  • Relatives

  • The Place of the Categories in Aristotle's Thought

  • Being Said in Many Ways

  • Two Systems?

  • The Afterlife of the Doctrine of Categories

  • Notes

  • Bibliography