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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 4, Issue 2, Febrero/Mayo 1989

Gérold Stahl
Pages 461-469

Categorías aristotélicas y categorías intensionales

Did Aristotle, with his categories, classify only expressions or also something extralinguistic? In the second case his classification seems to be not exclusive, at least if the usual universes of discourse are considered. However, if we use certain enlarged universes, which may have more than one individual for each individual of the usual universes, we may construct exclusive general classifications that approach the aristotelian categories. The latter ones should then be considered second order classes that classify classes of (extralinguistic) individuals. If the individuals are taken from one of the indicated enlarged universes, we can obtain the exclusivity that we do not have for the usual universes.

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