By Robert M. Johnson
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Apply or not apply" to its subject (3oai8-2i), as if the necessity attaches to the positive or negative copula to produce what I am calling a modal copula. One could add 33325-27, where "two-way possibly not applying" is treated as parallel to "two-way possibly applying," and 36a 17-22, where "two-way possibly not applying" is parallel to its negative assertoric counterpart (see esp. 1 Aristotle's general introduction to the modalities to possibly not applying," ou tou me huparchein alia tou endechesthai me huparchein).
Again, Aristotle's example letting A stand for Animal, and B for Human, illustrates the stronger reading. In his examples in which A stands for Animal, and B for White, in a situation in which all white things are animals, the weaker reading is true but the stronger false; Animal does belong to the essence of all white things, but it is not entailed by their being white. Using these notions, we can now spell out the stronger and weaker versions of all four necessity propositions: (1) A Nw a B: A applies necessarily to every B.
Although we are not used to including quantification in the copula - that is, as part of a twoplace relation relating one term to another - this is a perfectly coherent notion, and one readily represented by simple geometric relationships between circles (or line segments). ). All we need to do now is pick up the modal operators, which will give us 'necessarily applies to none of, 'necessarily applies to all of, and so on, as linking expressions. Here the basic relation applies to all/none of, and so forth, is modified by 'necessarily'.
A Logic Book: Fundamentals of Reasoning by Robert M. Johnson