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This publication deals the 1st synoptic examine of ways the first components in wisdom constructions have been analysed in antiquity from Plato to past due historic commentaries. It argues that, within the Platonic-Aristotelian culture, the query of beginning issues used to be handled from designated issues of view: as a query of ways we gather easy wisdom; and as a query of the premises we may possibly instantly settle for within the line of argumentation.
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