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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 3. Earlier European Philosophy / b. Early medieval philosophy]

Full Idea

For centuries 'Categories' and 'De Interpretatione' (+ Porphyry's 'Isagoge') formed the core of the philosophical corpus still being seriously studied. It is hardly surprising that our received view of Aristotle was coloured substantially by 'Categories'.

Gist of Idea

Earlier views of Aristotle were dominated by 'Categories'


Michael Frede (Title, Unity, Authenticity of the 'Categories' [1983], I)

Book Reference

Frede,Michael: 'Essays in Ancient Philosophy' [University of Minnesota 1987], p.11

A Reaction

He adds that doubts remain about the authenticity of the second part, and the whole thing bears marks of having been edited.