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ANGIONI, Lucas. The six requirements of premises of scientific proof in Aristotle (Posterior Analytics A 2). Manuscrito [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.1, pp.7-60. ISSN 0100-6045.

I discuss in this paper the six requirements Aristotle advances at Posterior Analytics A-2, 71b20-33, for the premisses of a scientific demonstration. I argue that the six requirements give no support for an intepretation in terms of "axiomatization". Quite on the contrary, the six requirements can be consistently understood in a very different picture, according to which the most basic feature of a scientific demonstration is to explain a given proposition by its appropriate cause.

Keywords : Demonstration; Syllogistic; Causality; Essencialism; Explanation; Predication.

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