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Aristotle - The Organon - index for TOPICA Book 5 Part 8

The point of view of greater and less degrees

  
Paragraph 1 Next look from the point of view of greater and less degrees, and first (a) for destructive purposes, see if what is more-P fails to be a property of what is more-S:
Paragraph 2 Also you should look at the argument from a simple predication to the same qualified types of predication, and see, for destructive purposes, if P simply fails to be a property of S simply;
Paragraph 3 Secondly (b) for destructive purposes, see if the more likely property fails to be a property of the more likely subject:
Paragraph 4 Thirdly (c) for destructive purposes, see if the predicate fails to be a property of that of which it is more likely to be a property:
Paragraph 5 Fourthly (d) for destructive purposes, see if what is more likely to be a property of a given subject fails to be its property:
Paragraph 6 Next, look from the point of view of the attributes that belong in a like manner, and
Paragraph 7 first (a) for destructive purposes, see if what is as much a property fails to be a property of that of which it is as much a property:
Paragraph 8 Secondly (b) for destructive purposes, see if what is as much a property of anything fails to be a property of it:
Paragraph 9 Thirdly (c) for destructive purposes, see if it fails to be a property of that of which it is as much a property:
Paragraph 10 The rule based on things that are 'in a like relation' differs from the rule based on attributes that belong 'in a like manner,' because the former point is secured by analogy, not from reflection on the belonging of any attribute, while the latter is judged by a comparison based on the fact that an attribute belongs.
Paragraph 11 Next, for destructive purposes, see if in rendering the property potentially, he has also through that potentiality rendered the property relatively to something that does not exist, when the potentiality in question cannot belong to what does not exist:
Paragraph 12 For constructive purposes, see if in rendering the property potentially he renders the property either relatively to something that exists, or to something that does not exist, when the potentiality in question can belong to what does not exist:
Paragraph 13 Next, for destructive purposes, see if he has stated the property in the superlative:


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