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In any case, Owen sees this as a rejection of a science of being as such. When, in the Fourth Book of the Metaphysics, Aristotle says unflinchingly that "there is a science of being as being and of that 8. G. E. L. " In Logic, Science and Dialectic: Collected Papers in Greek Philosophy, edited by Martha Nussbaum (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, I986), pp. I8o-I99. 40 PART ONE: PROLEGOMENA which belongs to it per se," Owen sees it as a rejection of the earlier view. Aristotle was able to change his mind, not so much by discovering what Owen calls focal meaning, but rather by seeing the applicability of this account to the many senses of 'being'.
17) only two kinds of this analogy given by St. Thomas. 8 Cajetan remarks that what he calls analogy of attribution is called 8. ST la, q. I3, a. 5. WHERE CAJETAN WENT WRONG 21 equivocation by the logicus. His reference is to the Categories, so that the logician is Aristotle writing the Bekker line numbers Ial6. Presumably, this is how Cajetan understands logicus in the second member of Thomas's threefold division, which has become Cajetan's analogy of inequality. 'Analogy of attribution' is explicitly linked with Thomas's first member, secundum intentionem et non secundum esse.
The sole kind of priority in play in the Ethics is natural priority, and focal meaning and the related notion of logical priority are left unconsidered. 12 Owen gives no special attention to the occurrence of kat'analogian in the passage of the Nicomachean Ethics. He can scarcely avoid it, however, when he compares Metaphysics IV and XII, 4, I070bIO-2I, where we read that all things have the same elements 'by analogy'. 2 and, whatever the fate of Owen's argument, it is certainly relevant to our own.