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3832, fols. 252r261r). The title pages of both MSS. are missing, and there are no colophons. Hence, there are no indications of authorship. However, close comparisons between these two MSS. and Marsh 28 do reveal that the former MSS. are certainly abbreviated versions of the latter, as was pointed out by Dr. Stern. However, as abbreviations, they were not of much use in the edition of the text, and there was in fact only on one occasion that a word omitted in Marsh 28 was supplied by the British Museum MS.

In this proposition the predicate is an accident). Thus, the doctrine makes a distinction between essential (necessary) predication (props. a-c), in which the predicate is conceptually connected with the subject, and accidental (contingent) predication (prop. d) in which there is no conceptual connection between the subject and the predicate. In Kantian terms the distinction is between analytic and synthetic. , a general term) as subject, never a singular term. Thus, "a bachelor is an unmarried man" is an analytic proposition, Page 9 whereas "Kofi is a bachelor" (or, unmarried man) is not.

Or (b), accidental parts and these are its propria and accidents. You must know that the analysis of natural objects terminates in matter and form, and in logical matters it terminates in the genus and differentia. , for the usefulness of the Eisagoge). 19.

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