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τῆς ἀναλυτικῆς ἐπιστήμης] See note on c. 1 § 11, p. 19, ἡ δὲ πίστις ἀπόδειξίς ἐστι. ἀναλυτικῶς, opposed to λογικῶς (which is equivalent to διαλεκτικῶς, Waitz on Anal. Post. 82 b 35, p. 353, Poste, u. s., p. 19), properly implies scientific demonstration; and ‘analytical’ reasoning follows that method: see Anal. Post. I 22, 84 a 7 seq. It is there said to be exercised ἐν ταῖς ἀποδεικτικαῖς ἐπιστήμαις...ἡ μὲν γὰρ ἀπόδειξίς ἐστι τῶν ὅσα ὑπάρχει καθ᾽ αὑτὰ τοῖς πράγμασιν. On ‘Analytics’ comp. Trendel. El. Log. Arist. p. 47 sq. Waitz Comm. ad Anal. Pr. p. 366, 7. When Dialectics is here called an ‘analytical’ science, either ‘analytical’ stands for ‘logical’ in general (which is Mr Poste's view, l. c.), or else it represents and includes methodical systematic reasoning of all kinds, which proceeds by way of ‘analysis’, ‘resolving’ the objects of knowledge into their ultimate elements, to discover their causes (Trendelenburg, l. c.); and the latter is the explanation that I should prefer. τῆς περὶ τὰ ἤθη πολιτικῆς] Ethics being a department or branch of the more general and comprehensive science of Politics, Eth. Nic. I 1, 1094 b 11, ἡ μὲν οὖν μέθοδος (ἡ ἠθική) τούτων ἐφίεται, πολιτική τις οὖσα: the end of both being the same, viz. human good, v. 6. Ib. I 10, 1029 b 29, and c. 13, init. Ib. X 10, 1180 b 31, μόριον γὰρ ἐδόκει τῆς πολιτικῆς εἶναι. So that the two together make up the ‘philosophy of humanity’, of man as an individual and in society, ἡ περὶ τἀνθρώπινα φιλοσοφία, X 10, 1181 b 16.
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