Multi-sided Interpretation of Aristotle's Theory of Categories


ALTUNYA H. , YEŞİL M.

BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol.6, no.2, pp.79-108, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-108

Abstract

Aristotle's theory of categories is one of the most controversial issues in the history of philosophy. Many of the philosophers in Late Antiquity, Middle Ages, Modern and Comtemporary era interpret the theory from different point of view. Although The Categories divides all of being into ten categories, it's not very easy to say whether or not the mentioned categories designed by Aristotle are linguistic, ontological or logical structures. It appears that the way an interpreter reads the text makes clear how he answers that question.