Aristotle on Norms of Inquiry

@article{Lennox2011AristotleON,
  title={Aristotle on Norms of Inquiry},
  author={J. Lennox},
  journal={HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={1},
  pages={23 - 46}
}
  • J. Lennox
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science
Where does Aristotle stand in the debate between rationalism and empiricism? The locus classicus on this question, Posterior Analytics II. 19, seems clearly empiricist. Yet many commentators have resisted this conclusion. Here, I review their arguments and conclude that they rest in part on expectations for this text that go unfulfilled. I argue that this is because his views about norms of empirical inquiry are in the rich methodological passages in his scientific treatises. In support of this… Expand
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