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These belong to one of nine other categories (in this case the category of relation) since they do not contribute to an account of precisely what a primary substance is. 'Man' says what Socrates is because a definition of 'man' may be predicated of Socrates (he is a two-legged mammal); 'five feet tall', 'pale', 'married', do not say what Socrates is because he cannot be said to be a size, colour, or relation of any kind. , of individual substances. In the Posterior Analytics, a treatise on the logical structure of a science, Aristotle argues for the autonomy of various disciplines (geometry, astronomy, harmony) and against there being principles common to all sciences, from which the correct explanations given in those sciences could be deduced.

Asymmetric. See relation. asymptotic. Denoting a line or series that approaches nearer and nearer to a curve or limit but will never reach that curve or limit within a finite distance. The moves of Achilles and the tortoise in Zeno's paradox are of this kind (see Zeno's paradoxes). ataraxia. ) The goal and inspiration of the Greek Sceptics. It was to be achieved by the calm and reasoned suspension of judgment (epoche) about contentious issues. atheism. The rejection of belief in God, whether on the grounds that it is meaningful but false to say that God exists, or, as the logical positivists held, that it is meaningless and hence neither true nor false (see logical positivism).

As a result of Islam's contacts with Hellenism, a wide variety of Aristotelian texts appeared in Arabic (see Islamic philosophy). These included not only the major authentic works but also such spurious texts as De Mundo, the Neoplatonic Theologia Aristotelis, and De Porno. The latter became known in Arabic as Kitiib al- Tuffiihah (The Book of the Apple) and portrayed the dying Aristotle discussing immortality with his students while inhaling the smell of an apple. All the early Muslim philosophers were influenced by Aristotle, and especially by his terminology, as well as by Neoplatonism.

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