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 (ôr′gə-nŏn′) also or·ga·num (-nəm)
n. pl. or·ga·na (-nə) or or·ga·nons or or·ga·nums
A set of principles for use in scientific or philosophical investigation.

[Greek, tool, organ of the body, instrument; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈɔːɡəˌnɒn) or


n, pl organa (ˈɔːɡənə) , -nons, -na or -nums
1. (Logic) a system of logical or scientific rules, esp that of Aristotle
2. archaic a sense organ, regarded as an instrument for acquiring knowledge
[C16: from Greek: implement; see organ]


(ˈɔr gəˌnɒn)

n., pl. -na (-nə), -nons.
1. an instrument of thought or knowledge.
2. a system of rules or principles of demonstration or investigation.
[1580–90; < Greek órganon; see organ]


a method or means for communicating knowledge or for philosophical inquiry.
See also: Knowledge, Philosophy
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Noun1.organon - a system of principles for philosophic or scientific investigations; an instrument for acquiring knowledge
system of rules, system - a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
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This choice of alternative title is instructive, because, as the editors point out, what Heidegger accomplished in the lecture course was "the interpretation of the being-there of human beings with respect to the basic possibility of speaking-with-one-another, following the guide of Aristotelian Rhetoric, but also a series of further texts of Aristotle are taken as the basis for this interpretation.
Having meanwhile traced, on the occasion of the Aristotelian Rhetoric (GA 18), a version of substituting everydayness for historicity, Heidegger returns for a last time in GA 19 to the project of historical destruction, colliding again with the contradictions I have tried to indicate.
The major theme of this section is how these writers accommodated newly-discovered Aristotelian rhetoric to the existing framework of Roman rhetoric.
Gower's philosophy and use of Aristotelian rhetoric is also discussed.
At all stages, Richards allows the past to illuminate the present, while the present can recall the past, so a speech by Tony Blair justifying the war on Iraq becomes an example of Aristotelian rhetoric built upon a 'missing premise' that 'war safeguards peace'.
Aristotelian Rhetoric in Syriac: Barhebraeus, Butyrum Sapientiae: Book of Rhetoric.