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Aristotle - The Organon - index for TOPICA Book 5 Part 6

The point of view of the respective opposites

  
Paragraph 1 Next, look from the point of view of the respective opposites, and first (a) from that of the contraries, and see, for destructive purposes, if the contrary of the term rendered fails to be a property of the contrary subject.
Paragraph 2 Secondly (h) look from the point of view of relative opposites and see, for destructive purposes, if the correlative of the term rendered fails to be a property of the correlative of the subject:
Paragraph 3 Thirdly (c) for destructive purposes, see if an attribute described in terms of a state (X) fails to be a property of the given state (Y):
Paragraph 4 Next, look from the point of view of positive and negative terms;
Paragraph 5 Secondly (b) look from the point of view of the predicates, positive or negative, and their respective subjects;
Paragraph 6 Thirdly (c) look from the point of view of the subjects taken by themselves, and see, for destructive purposes, if the property rendered is a property of the positive subject:
Paragraph 7 Next, look from the point of view of the coordinate members of a division, and see, for destructive purposes, if none of the co-ordinate members (parallel with the property rendered) be a property of any of the remaining set of co-ordinate members (parallel with the subject):
Paragraph 8 Next, look from the point of view of the inflexions, and see, for destructive purposes, if the inflexion of the property rendered fails to be a property of the inflexion of the subject:


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