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Aristotle - The Organon - index for TOPICA Book 3 Part 1

In themselves

  
Paragraph 1 The question which is the more desirable, or the better, of two or more things, should be examined upon the following lines:
Paragraph 2 First, then, that which is more lasting or secure is more desirable than that which is less so:
Paragraph 3 In the second place, that which is known as 'an x' is more desirable than that which does not come within the genus 'x' - e.g. justice than a just man;
Paragraph 4 Also, that which is desired for itself is more desirable than that which is desired for something else;
Paragraph 5 Also, that which is in itself the cause of good is more desirable than what is so per accidens, e.g. virtue than luck (for the former in itself, and the latter per accidens, the cause of good things), and so in other cases of the same kind.
Paragraph 6 Also, what is good absolutely is more desirable than what is good for a particular person, e.g. recovery of health than a surgical operation;


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