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By Averroes, Charles Butterworth

Ibn Rushd (1126-1198), larger often called Averroes, is related to be the best one of the Muslim commentators on Aristotle and is mainly recognized for his impression on medieval Christendom and on medieval and Renaissance technological know-how and philosophy. This quantity offers a readable translation of his center commentaries on Aristotle's different types and De Interpretation--the first of his center commentaries on Aristotle's logical treatises.

Originally released in 1983.

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The same holds for all of the other cate­ gories which are not substance. With substances, the single self-same thing admits of contrary qualifications. For example, this designated Zayd is sometimes good and at other times bad, sometimes hot and at other times cold. Now there may be a certain doubt attached to this induction with respect to speech and supposi­ tion. That is, it may be supposed that they both admit of contraries. That is because the statement or sup­ position that Zayd is standing is true when Zayd is standing and false when he is sitting.

71) Why colors are said to be affective qualities or affec­ tions (para. 72) Affective qualities and affections taken from the ac­ cidents of the soul (para. 73) Chapter Five: The fourth kind: figure and shape and straightness and crookedness (para. 74) Chapter Six: Whether sparse, dense, rough, and smooth fall under the fourth kind or under position (para. 75) Aristotle's denial that qualities other than those enu­ merated exist (para. 76) Averroes' interpretation of this (para. 77) Chapter Seven: Derived names are used to designate things described as qualities (para.

This, then, is one consideration which shows that the species are more deserving of the name substantiality than the genera. There is another indication as well. It is that primary substances are surely more deserving of the name substance and of the name existent being9 than secondary substances and accidents, because all other things are either predicated of them or in them. And with respect to the species, the genera are in the same situation as all things with respect to the primary sub­ stances—I mean that the primary substances are sub­ jects for all other things, just as the species are subjects for the genera.

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