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This index section presents a list terms and concepts that occur in this book Interpreting Aristotle's Posterior analytics in late antiquity and beyond . The book starts by saying how the author has taken Aristotle's account of concept formation in Posterior Analytics II 19, in order to contrast the ancient commentators, who take it quite differently. Aristotle provides an alternative to Plato by showing how concepts can be formed on the basis of sense perception. There is in that case, he thinks, no need for Plato's alternative, argued in Phaedo 72e-77a, of concepts stored in the mind from the soul's existence before birth. However, a rudimentary universal concept falls short of the concepts required by an expert or by a scientist.

Keywords: Aristotle; Plato; posterior analytics



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