Aristotle: Posterior Analytics
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Aristotle: Topics

The Topics (Greek: Τοπικά; Latin: Topica) is the fifth work in the traditional collection of Aristotle's logical writings, the Organon. Whereas the Posterior Analytics is concerned with scientific demonstration based on true premises, the Topics focuses on dialectic argument based on premises which are merely agreed by common consent to be true. It's subject matter therefore has a large overlap with that of rhetoric.

The Topics at, .uk, .de, .fr.

Free online texts

Internet Archive: L391 - Posterior Analytics & Topica. Greek and English Loeb edition. Multiple formats.

Internet Classics Archive: Topics. HTML and text files.

University of Adelaide (Internet Archive): Topics, Translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge. Multiple formats.

Wikisource: Topics, translated by O.F. Owen (1853). Multiple formats.

Other Resources

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Aristotle's Logical Works - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Aristotle: Logic, by Louis F. Groarke.

Librivox: Topics - public domain audiobook.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Aristotle's Logic, by Robin Smith.

Wikipedia: Topics (Aristotle).

The Topics at, .uk, .de, .fr.

Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Aristotle's Organon: The Categories, On Interpretation, Prior Analytics, Posterior Analytics, Topics, and Sophistical Refutations.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.



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