Aristotle's Modal Proofs: Prior Analytics A8-22 in Predicate Logic - The New Synthese Historical Library 68 (Hardback)
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Aristotle's Modal Proofs: Prior Analytics A8-22 in Predicate Logic - The New Synthese Historical Library 68 (Hardback)

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Aristotle's modal syllogistic is his study of patterns of reasoning about necessity and possibility. Many scholars think the modal syllogistic is incoherent, a `realm of darkness'. Others think it is coherent, but devise complicated formal modellings to mimic Aristotle's results. This volume provides a simple interpretation of Aristotle's modal syllogistic using standard predicate logic. Rini distinguishes between red terms, such as `horse', `plant' or `man', which name things in virtue of features those things must have, and green terms, such as `moving', which name things in virtue of their non-necessary features. By applying this distinction to the Prior Analytics, Rini shows how traditional interpretive puzzles about the modal syllogistic melt away and the simple structure of Aristotle's own proofs is revealed. The result is an applied logic which provides needed links between Aristotle's views of science and logical demonstration. The volume is particularly valuable to researchers and students of the history of logic, Aristotle's theory of modality, and the philosophy of logic in general.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400700499
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 1180 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.

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