Aristotle's Modal Logic: Essence and Entailment in the Organon

Aristotle's Modal Logic: Essence and Entailment in the Organon

by Richard Patterson
     
 

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Aristotle's Modal Logic presents a radically new interpretation of Aristotle's logic by arguing that a proper understanding of the system depends on an appreciation of its connection to the metaphysics. Patterson establishes that there is a fundamental connection between Aristotle's logic of possibility and necessity, and his metaphysics; that this connection extends…  See more details below

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Aristotle's Modal Logic presents a radically new interpretation of Aristotle's logic by arguing that a proper understanding of the system depends on an appreciation of its connection to the metaphysics. Patterson establishes that there is a fundamental connection between Aristotle's logic of possibility and necessity, and his metaphysics; that this connection extends far beyond the widely recognized tie to scientific demonstration and relates to the more basic distinction between the essential and accidental properties of a subject.

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"...I find the book valuable in working through the texts and modern interpretations of Aristotle's modal syllogistic." Allan Back, Philosophy in Review

"...an important book....His study gives a useful survey of different interpretations of controversial questions about Aristotle's modal syllogistic logic." Leo J. Elders, The Review of Metaphysics

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ISBN-13:
9780521451680
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.83(d)

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