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Logic and the Imperial Stoa

Logic and the Imperial Stoa

by Jonathan Barnes
     
 

The main argument of this book, against a prevailing orthodoxy, is that the study of logic was a vital - and a popular - part of stoic philosophy in the early imperial period. The argument relies primarily on detailed analyses of certain texts in the Discourses of Epictetus. It includes some account of logical 'analysis', of 'hypothetical' reasoning, and of

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The main argument of this book, against a prevailing orthodoxy, is that the study of logic was a vital - and a popular - part of stoic philosophy in the early imperial period. The argument relies primarily on detailed analyses of certain texts in the Discourses of Epictetus. It includes some account of logical 'analysis', of 'hypothetical' reasoning, and of 'changing' arguments.
Written both for historians and for philosophers, and presupposing no logical expertise, this is an important contribution to the history of philosophy in the early imperial period.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004108288
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Philosophia Antiqua Series, #75
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Barnes, F.B.A., is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Geneva. He has published widely on many aspects of ancient thought.

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