Aristotle - The Organon - index for TOPICA Book 1 Part 11


Paragraph 1 A dialectical problem is a subject of inquiry that contributes either to choice and avoidance, or to truth and knowledge, and that either by itself, or as a help to the solution of some other such problem.
Paragraph 2 Problems, then, and propositions are to be defined as aforesaid.
Paragraph 3 Now a 'thesis' also is a problem, though a problem is not always a thesis, inasmuch as some problems are such that we have no opinion about them either way.
Paragraph 4 Not every problem, nor every thesis, should be examined, but only one which might puzzle one of those who need argument, not punishment or perception.

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