Philosophy Research Archives

Volume 10, 1984

Joe F. Jones III
Pages 197-201

Striking ‘Commensurate’ from the Oxford Translation of An Post A24

This paper argues that G.R.G. Mure’s use of ‘commensurate universal’ to translate ‘katholou’ is mistaken in An. Post. A24, and that throughout this chapter whenever the word ‘katholou’ appears it is to be translated ‘universal’ simpliciter. Establishing this requires a short commentary on Aristotle’s use of the word ‘katholou’, which apparently he coined, and used none too carefully.