Review of Reviews,  3 (1891), 175–86.

The Book of the Month. Aristotle's Treatise on the Constitution of Athens



Regular Feature, Abstract


Ancient Authorities, Induction, Natural History

    Comments that although 'Aristotle was accused by Bacon of ignoring induction from observed facts, and trusting over much to deduction à priori [...] this is a strange perversion of the truth'. Indeed, 'Few philosophers have been so careful to base their conclusions on a firm foundation of concrete facts', and Aristotle 'accumulated an immense amount of observation on the structure and habits of animals, in order to write his works on natural history'. (177)

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