Whether statement and opinion are changeable or not

Whether statement and opinion are changeable or not

Whether statement and opinion are changeable or not

 

One might raise the question whether statement and opinion are changeable or not; for it seems that the same statement is both true and false. For example, the statement that a man is sitting, were it true, the same statement will be false when he has got up. Similarly with opinions. For if anyone thinks truly that somebody is sitting, when he has got up this same opinion will be false, if he still holds the same opinion about him. Hence these will be changeable, as being, though numerically one and the same, able to receive contraries. Continue reading “Whether statement and opinion are changeable or not”

The necessary and the possible

The necessary and the possible

The necessary and the possible

 

One might raise the question whether “possible to be” follows from “necessary to be”. For if not, the contradictory will follow, “not possible to be”. And even if one were to state that this is not the contradictory, one must say that “possible not to be” is; both of which are false of “necessary to be”. However, the same thing seems to be capable of being cut and of not being cut, of being and of not being, so that the necessary will be contingent not to be. Continue reading “The necessary and the possible”

Homonymous, synonymous, polyonymous, heteronymous, paronymous

Ηomonymy synonymy polyonymy heteronymy paronymy

Ηomonymy synonymy polyonymy heteronymy paronymy

 

When things have only a name in common and the definition of being which corresponds to the name is different, they are called homonymous. Thus, for example, both a man and a picture are animals. These have a common name (for each of these is called animal), but the definition of being is different. For if one is to define the man, he will say he is a perceptive living substance, and the picture an imitation of a perceptive living substance. Continue reading “Homonymous, synonymous, polyonymous, heteronymous, paronymous”