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Author Malink, Marko, 1980-

Title Aristotle's modal syllogistic / Marko Malink
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 366 pages) : illustration
Contents pt. I. The assertoric syllogistic -- Categorical propositions -- The dictum de omni -- The orthodox dictum semantics -- The heterodox dictum semantics -- The preorder semantics -- Ecthesis -- pt. II. The apodeictic syllogistic -- The apodeictic dictum de omni -- Barbara NXN and the four predicables -- Categories in the Topics -- Essence terms and substance terms -- Universal negative necessity propositions -- Particular necessity propositions -- pt. III. The prolematic syllogistic -- Modal opposition -- Establishing inconcludence -- A deductive system for the modal syllogistic -- The validity of XQM-moods -- Two-sided possibility propositions -- One-sided possibility propositions -- Appendix A: Aristotle's claims of validity, invalidity, and inconcludence -- Appendix B: The predicable semantics of the modal syllogistic
Summary "Aristotle was the founder not only of logic but also of modal logic. In the Prior Analytics he developed a complex system of modal syllogistic which, while influential, has been disputed since antiquity--and is today widely regarded as incoherent. In this meticulously argued new study, Marko Malink presents a major reinterpretation of Aristotle's modal syllogistic. Combining analytic rigor with keen sensitivity to historical context, he makes clear that the modal syllogistic forms a consistent, integreated system of logic, one that is closely related to other areas of Aristotle's philosophy."--Book flap
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-347) and index
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Subject Aristotle.
Aristotle. Prior analytics.
Logic, Ancient.
Modality (Logic)
Predicate (Logic)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012049482
ISBN 0674726359 (electronic bk.)
9780674726352 (electronic bk.)