For example, pictures and statues of a man, or a dead eye, are called "man" and "eye" only homonymously
because they cannot carry out their proper function, that is, to live and to see.
In this case, a scientist may falsely believe that the conclusions "AaD" and "AaE" fall into the MC-scenario not because she did not realize that D and E are subspecies of a common kind F, but because D and E appear to be subjects of the same attribute, whereas in fact "A" is an ambiguous term and holds of D and E homonymously
. In the Categories, Aristotle defines homonymy as follows: "when things have only a name in common and the definition of being which corresponds to the name is different, they are called homonymous" (Cat.
Further, a nearby strip of photographs (dating from 1977), homonymously
titled and seamlessly mounted on a horizontal, ground--featuring a sun, a crystal ring worn on an anonymous hand, and a spectral curtain--suggests that the viewer, standing between light and curtain, is a prism through which the illumination of any work must filter to make sense.
And when a thing cannot do so it is only homonymously
what it is, for instance a dead eye or one made of stone.
The eye is no longer an eye, except in name only (homonymously
, as Aristotle put it).