Αναλυτικά).—The title ANALYTICS given to a portion of the Organon,
the logical treatises of Aristotle. It does not appear that Aristotle
gave this title to the Prior and Posterior Analytics when the books were
Twice, however, in the Metaphysics he uses the term
ἀναλυτικά as applicable to the
division of logic involved. Once (Metaph., IV. 3) he charges some philosophers
with ignorance of analytics, alleging that they hold their position
δι᾽ ἀπαιδευσὶαν τῶν ἀναλυτικῶν. And, more directly, referring to his own Logical
Treatises, he says (Metaph., VII. 12) that no statement has been made concerning
definition in the Analytics,
ἐφ᾽ ὁσον ἐν τοῑς
ἀναλυτικῑς περὶ ὁρισμοῡ μὴ ἐίρηταν.
τὰ ἀναλυτικά was afterwards applied to the books now bearing
the name, which treat of the analysis of thought, the Prior dealing with the
syllogism, the Posterior with proof and the conditions of knowledge.