INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN HUMANIDADES Y CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Amicus Plato, magis amica veritas. La función del examen crítico de las doctrinas precedentes en la constitución de la filosofía aristotélica.
DI CAMILLO, SILVANA
SOCIEDADE BRASILEIRA DE ESTUDOS CLÁSSICOS
Lugar: BELO HORIZONTE; Año: 2010
Against the charge that Aristotles account of his predecessors is distorted by interpreting them in the light of his own philosophical doctrines, we attempt to show that Aristotles use of ancient views is double: on the one hand, he starts from them to identify the difficulties and to incorporate the truth that they might contain; on the other hand, he returns on them, with new conceptual tools, to judge their strengths and weaknesses. It is this second move that has earned him the criticism of deformation of preceding doctrines. Our proposal is that the imposition of own concepts must not be read as distortion, but as an exhibition of his particular solution to the problems unsolved by earlier philosophers, and that the review of his predecessors, and in particular of his teachers doctrines, is of fundamental importance in the constitution itself of Aristotelian philosophy.