Aristotle: On Interpretation (Medieval Philosophical Texts by Jean T. Oesterle

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Who wrote a commentary on the Peri Hermeneias and who doubted the genuineness of its last chapter (from 23a 27 on), mentions that Andronicus was the only critic of its genuineness as a whole. As to internal evidence, the style and grammar, though less dialectical and more didactic than in his treatises on other subjects, is typical of Aristotle's logical works. This difference can perhaps be ascribed to the fact that Aristotle was the first to write on logic and hence had no predecessors to take into account.

Nor can sounds signifying naturally but not from purpose or in connection with a mental image of signifying something2such as the sounds of brute animalsbe called interpretations, for one who interprets intends to explain something. Therefore only names and verbs and speech are called interpretations and these Aristotle treats in this book. 1De Anima III, 6, 430a 26 ff. , II, 8, 420b 30-34; St. Thomas, Lesson XVII, n. 477; also, Summa Theologiae I, q. 34, a. 1. Page 18 The name and verb, however, seem to be principles of interpretation rather than interpretations, for one who interprets seems to explain something as either true or false.

In fact, Father J. Isaac in his work on the Peri Hermeneias2 thinks that it may even have been a last work. His argument is that the reference to the Prior Analytics, which presupposes the doctrine elaborated in the Posterior Analytics on the demonstrations of definitions also establishes the Peri Hermeneias as later than the Posterior Analytics. In addition, the elaborate doctrine on enunciations about future contingent events in Chapter 9 and on the consequents of models in Chapter 13, and the absence of any reference to the Peri Hermeneias in any other work of Aristotle may indicate that it was composed at the end of his life.

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