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In this paper I shall attempt to show that Aristotle's logical terminology, ontologically conditioned or determined as it obviously is, contrasts with that of Plato, who, on the whole, with perhaps one exception, was very careful not to introduce unwarranted ontological perspectives into matters of logic.


Thomas G. Rosenmeyer presented “Plato’s Hypothesis and the Upward Path” to the Society at its meeteing with the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, November 28, 1958. A revised version was published in American Journal of Philology 81.4 (1960) 393-407, and reprinted in John P. Anton & George Kustas, eds. 1971. Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy vol. 1, SUNY, 354-366.

For information about the author, see Wikipedia "Thomas G. Rosenmeyer," and the excellent obituary posted by the Classics Department at Berkeley on their web site.