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See also: Organon
organon (plural organons)
- A set of principles that are used in science or philosophy.
- Synonym: organum
- 1999, Kant (Guyer and Wood trans.), Critique of Pure Reason, Cambridge University Press.
- Hence pure reason is that which contains the principles for cognizing something absolutely a priori. An organon of pure reason would be a sum total of those principles.
- The name given by Aristotle's followers to his six works on logic.
- 1958, T[erence] H[anbury] White, chapter V, in The Once and Future King, New York, N.Y.: G. P. Putnam's Sons, →ISBN, book I (The Sword in the Stone):
- He thought that it might not be so bad with Merlyn, who might be able to make even the old Organon interesting, particularly if he would do some magic.
- accusative singular of organo