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Headword: *gnw=sis
Adler number: gamma,353
Translated headword: knowledge
Vetting Status: high
The knowledge of all things comes about either through a certain similarity and identity or by dissimilarity and difference. For we know that which is white both by comparison with something white, therefore similar, and by [comparison with] something black, for white [is] the opposite of black. And they say that the nature of the same and of the different were mixed in the composition of this [sc. knowledge].
Greek Original:
*gnw=sis: o(/ti pa/ntwn h( gnw=sis h)\ o(moio/thti/ tini kai\ tauto/thti gi/netai h)\ a)nomoio/thti kai\ e(tero/thti. to\ ga\r leuko\n kai\ th=| tou= leukou= paraqe/sei gnwri/zomen, dio/ti o(/moion: kai\ th=| tou= me/lanos, to\ ga\r e)nanti/on tw=| me/lani leuko/n. kai\ th/n ge fu/sin tou= tau)tou= kai\ tou= e(te/rou e)n th=| susta/sei tau/ths memi/xqai fasi/.
From John Philoponus, Commentary on Aristotle's De Anima 75.19-23 Hayduck.
For this headword see also gamma 354, gamma 355.
Keywords: definition; philosophy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 July 2002@13:50:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@03:38:37.
David Whitehead (added note) on 18 July 2002@03:40:02.
David Whitehead on 10 June 2012@05:32:13.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 14 September 2012@02:27:03.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@11:05:35.


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