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The Middle Included: Logos in Aristotle

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2017.09.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ömer Aygün, The Middle Included: Logos in Aristotle, Northwestern University Press, 2017, 272 pp., $99.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780810134010. Reviewed by Anne Siebels Peterson, University of Utah Aristotle is committed to the importance of properly attuning his methodology to the domain of inquiry at hand -- thus, his logical, physical, ethical, biological, and metaphysical works each have their own philosophical tools attuned to their own specific goals. But at the same time, Aristotle has an array of words that traverse these boundaries to signify key concepts in many -- indeed, even all -- of these domains, as the word "logos" does. An inquiry into any such term faces the profound challenge of being at once highly generic and highly specific. What unity is there to be found across the various senses of logos in Aristotle, and precisely how is that unity further specified so as to be... Read More

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