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By Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ian Mueller

The statement of Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's Prior Analytics 1.8-22 is the most old statement, through the 'greatest' commentator, at the chapters of the Prior Analytics during which Aristotle invented modal common sense - the common sense of propositions approximately what's priceless or contingent (possible). during this quantity, which covers chapters 1.8-13, Alexander of Aphrodisias reaches the bankruptcy within which Aristotle discusses the suggestion of contingency. additionally integrated during this quantity is Alexander's statement on that a part of Prior Analytics 1.17 and is the reason the conversion of contingent propositions (the remainder of 1.17 is incorporated within the moment quantity of Mueller's translation).
Aristotle additionally invented the syllogism, a mode of argument regarding premises and a end. Modal propositions could be deployed in syllogism, and within the chapters integrated during this quantity Aristotle discusses syllogisms along with useful propositions in addition to the extra arguable ones containing one invaluable and one non-modal premiss. The dialogue of syllogisms containing contingent propositions is reserved for quantity 2.
In every one quantity, Ian Mueller presents a finished clarification of Alexander's observation on modal good judgment as a complete

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Rejected standard cases CON(AeB) *Cesare2(CN_) *Camestres2(NC_) NEC(AaB) Festino2(CN_) CON(AeB) *Baroco2(NC_) NEC(AaB) Baroco2(CN_) CON(AaB) NEC(AaC) CON(AeC) NEC(AiC) CON(AoC) NEC(AoC) (38a26-b4) (38b4-5) (not mentioned) (38b27-9) (not mentioned) The rejected standard cases generate the following equally problematic waste cases: AA_2(CN_) and AA_2(NC) (both rejected at 38b13-23), AI_2(CN_) and AI_2(NC_) (both rejected at 38b29-31, where Aristotle also rejects IA_2(CN_) and IA_2(NC_)) and EO_2(CN_), which Aristotle does not discuss.

See their note 51 on 37,16 (p. 94); nothing significant turns on this difference. 45. We note that in Alexander’s argument for EE-conversionn, the question of how AiB holds is irrelevant since, no matter how it holds, AiB contradicts NEC(AeB). 46. See the Greek-English Index. 47. 15, 35b11-19. 48. , pp. 200-1. 49. Most of Alexander’s discussion of this passage (39,17-40,4) is devoted to explaining that, although what is contingent may not hold for the most part, Aristotle mentions only what holds for the most part – which, according to Alexander, is the same as what holds by nature – because there is no scientific value in arguments about what holds no more often than it fails to hold.

We here give brief explications of the less usual ones. NEC(P) is read ‘It is necessary that P’. CON(P) is read ‘It is contingent that P’. In the introduction we have tried to ‘unfold’ our understanding of the relevant notion of contingency. Because Aristotle wavers in his understanding we sometimes write ‘CON’(P) to indicate that the notion of contingency is uncertain in one way or another. We frequently write  NEC  (P) to stand for ‘It is contingent (in another sense) that P’; this sense is so-called Theophrastean contingency; we sometimes use CONt(P) as an abbreviation for  NEC  (P).

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