Order in Multiplicity: Homonymy in the Philosophy of Aristotle

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Contents
Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
PART I: HOMONYMY AS SUCH
1. The Varieties of Homonymy9
1. 1 Aristotle's Introduction of Homonymy11
1. 2 Discrete and Comprehensive Homonymy14
1. 3 Non-homonymous Multivocals22
1. 4 Discrete, Non-accidental Homonyms29
1. 5 Discrete, Non-accidental Homonymy and Functional Determination31
1. 6 Associated Homonymy35
1. 7 Seductive and Non-seductive Homonyms39
1. 8 Types of Homonymy: An Overview40
1. 9 Conclusions41
2. The Promises and Problems of Homonymy43
2. 1 Critical Uses of Homonymy44
2. 2 Constructive Uses of Homonymy47
2. 3 Homonymy's First Problems: Polemical Contexts49
2. 4 Tests for Homonymy: Topics i. 15 50
2. 5 Tests for Homonymy: Signification54
2. 6 Focal Meaning, Focal Connection, and Core-Dependence57
2. 7 Homonymy's Problems: An Illustration62
2. 8 Homonymy in Aristotle's Development67
2. 9 Homonymy's First Promise: Core-Dependence and Science70
2. 10 Homonymy's Second Promise: Order in Multiplicity72
2. 11 Conclusions74
3. Homonymy and Signification75
3. 1 Non-univocity and Signification75
3. 2 Semantic Theses77
3. 3 Signification79
3. 4 Two Problems about Signification83
3. 5 Homonymy and Word Meaning: The Case Against88
3. 6 Better Known to Us/Better Known by Nature93
3. 7 Concepts and Properties97
3. 8 Conclusions: Forms of Signification, Forms of Meaning101

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Contents ix
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • I - Homonymy as Such 7
  • 1 - The Varieties of Homonymy 9
  • 2 - The Promises and Problems of Homonymy 43
  • 3 - Homonymy and Signification 75
  • 4 - Core-Dependent Homonymy 103
  • II - Homonymy at Work 129
  • 5 - The Body 131
  • 6 - Oneness, Sameness, and Referential Opacity 155
  • 7 - The Meaning of Life 176
  • 8 - Goodness 194
  • 9 - The Homonymy of Being 217
  • Afterword: Homonymy's Promise Reconsidered 268
  • Bibliography 271
  • Index of Passages Cited 281
  • General Index 287
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