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

The particular virtue of species

  
Paragraph 1 Moreover, of things that belong to the same species one which possesses the peculiar virtue of the species is more desirable than one which does not.
Paragraph 2 Moreover, if one thing makes good whatever it touches, while another does not, the former is more desirable, just as also what makes things warm is warmer than what does not.
Paragraph 3 Moreover, judge things by their inflexions and uses and actions and works, and judge these by them:
Paragraph 4 Moreover, if one thing exceeds while the other falls short of the same standard of good, the one which exceeds is the more desirable;
Paragraph 5 Also, if one thing be desirable for itself, and the other for the look of it, the former is more desirable, as (e.g.) health than beauty.
Paragraph 6 Moreover, you should distinguish in how many senses 'desirable' is used, and with a view to what ends, e.g. expediency or honour or pleasure.
Paragraph 7 Moreover, argue by showing that the thing in question is in like measure objectionable and desirable:


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