- an instrument of thought or knowledge.
- Philosophy. a system of rules or principles of demonstration or investigation.
Origin of organon
1580–90; < Greek órganon; see organ
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Examples from the Web for organon
No man can invent an organon for writing tragedies and epic poems.Pioneers of Science
This it was which won recognition for an organon other than the mathematical.Cambridge
Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
He describes special logic as the organon of this or that science.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith
Logic is the doctrine of the organon of science, and when applied is the organon of science.
Rhetoric was the organon of Roman education, and declamation was the aim of rhetoric.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance
Donald Lemen Clark
- a system of logical or scientific rules, esp that of Aristotle
- archaic a sense organ, regarded as an instrument for acquiring knowledge
C16: from Greek: implement; see organ
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- An organ.
- A set of principles for use in scientific investigation.
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