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ZUPPOLINI, BRENO. AVOIDING INFINITE REGRESS: POSTERIOR ANALYTICS I 22. Manuscrito [online]. 2019, vol.42, n.4, pp.122-156.  Epub 07-Nov-2019. ISSN 0100-6045.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0100-6045.2019.v42n4.bz.

This article offers a reconstruction of an argument against infinite regress formulated by Aristotle in Posterior Analytics I 22. I argue against the traditional interpretation of the chapter, according to which singular terms and summa genera, in virtue of having restrict logical roles, provide limits for predicative chains, preventing them from proceeding ad infinitum. As I intend to show, this traditional reading is at odds with some important aspects of Aristotle’s theory of demonstration. More importantly, it fails to explain how his proof is connected to a defence of the existence of ultimate explanations, a connection that must be the case if I 19-22 is advancing a foundationalist way-out to a sceptical challenge raised in I 3.

Palavras-chave : Aristotle; Predication; Infinite Regress; Essence.

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