The Categories

Aristotle


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The Categories is a text from Aristotle's Organon that enumerates all the possible kinds of things that can be the subject or the predicate of a proposition. The work is brief enough to be divided, not into books as is usual with Aristotle's works, but into fifteen chapters. The Categories places every object of human apprehension under one of ten categories (known to medieval writers as the Latin term praedicamenta). Aristotle intended them to enumerate everything that can be expressed without composition or structure, thus anything that can be either the subject or the predicate of a proposition.

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 43 pages in the PDF version. This translation by Ella Mary Edghill was originally published in 1930.

Production notes: This ebook of The Categories was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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