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Aristotle - The Organon - index for TOPICA Book 5 Part 2

Correct rendition of properties

  
Paragraph 1 First, see whether the property has or has not been rendered correctly.
Paragraph 2 Next, for destructive purposes, see whether any of the terms rendered in the property is used in more than one sense, or whether the whole expression too signifies more than one thing.
Paragraph 3 Next, for destructive purposes, see if the term of which he renders the property is used in more than one sense, and no distinction has been drawn as to which of them it is whose property he is stating:
Paragraph 4 (1) the possession of knowledge by it,
Paragraph 5 (2) the use of its knowledge by it,
Paragraph 6 (3) the existence of knowledge about it,
Paragraph 7 (4) the use of knowledge about it
Paragraph 8 - no property of the 'knowledge of this' could be rendered correctly unless he draw a distinction as to which of these it is whose property he is rendering.
Paragraph 9 Next, for destructive purposes, see whether the same term has been repeated in the property.
Paragraph 10 Next, for destructive purposes, see whether he has rendered in the property any such term as is a universal attribute.
Paragraph 11 Next, for destructive purposes see whether he renders more than one property of the same thing, without a definite proviso that he is stating more than one:


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