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Aristotelian definitions are what are called real rather than merely nominal (
Burgersdijck 2 . 3 ; Spencer 184 f . ) . A nominal definition gives us a superficial
description of the things to which a word applies . To say that men live in houses
... have often spoken of two sorts of knowledge . What Locke calls ' knowledge '
they have called a priori , non - empirical or conceptual knowledge . What he
calls ' opinion ' , they have called a posteriori , empirical or experimental
... belongs is “ animal ” ; these , therefore , that is to say , the species “ man ” and
the genus " animal ” – are termed secondary substances ' ( 2a 16 - 18 ) . Aristotle '
s followers later called all the nine non - substantial predicates ' accidents ' .
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