The Aftermath of Syllogism: Aristotelian Logical Argument from Avicenna to Hegel - Bloomsbury Studies in the Aristotelian Tradition (Hardback)Dr Marco Sgarbi (editor), Matteo Cosci (editor), Stephen Gaukroger (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
This volume's main strength lies in its very approach to the history of syllogism, from Avicenna to Hegel. We are not talking of either the large scope of the history of philosophy or the narrow scope of the history of the notion of syllogism; we are talking of the reconstruction of a vital problem over seven centuries of history. We are talking, then, of real and effective Problemgeschichte. * Riccardo Pozzo, Professor, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy *
To my knowledge, no work exists in English that compares to what The Aftermath of Syllogism achieves and contributes to this area of scholarship. * Seung-Kee Lee, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Drew University, USA *
Aristotle casts a long shadow over the history of philosophy. This is especially true of his doctrine of the syllogism, the idea that the core of logical reasoning comes in simple three-sentence arguments, "Socrates is a man, all men are mortal, therefore Socrates is mortal." The history of logic well into the nineteenth century is the history of reactions to this conception of reasoning, for and against. In this excellent book, the editor has assembled a series of essays by distinguished scholars directed at moments of particular importance in the history of the syllogism, both advocates and opponents, from the medievals to the nineteenth century. The Aftermath of Syllogism is a very welcome addition to the literature on the history of logic. * Daniel Garber, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University, USA *
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