Themes in Neoplatonic and Aristotelian Logic: Order, Negation, and Abstraction

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"Were the most serious philosophers of the millennium A.D. 200 to A.D. 1200 just confused mystics? This book shows that such was not the case. John Martin rehabilitates Neoplatonism, founded by Plotinus and brought into Christianity by St. Augustine." Showing Neoplatonism to be significantly richer in its logical and philosophical ideas than it is usually given credit for, this book will be of interest not just to historians of logic, but to philosophers, logicians, linguists, and theologians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754608110
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Aristotle's natural deduction reconsidered 1
2 Ecthesis and existence in the syllogistic 19
3 Existence, negation, and abstraction in the Neoplatonic hierarchy 25
4 A tense logic for Boethius 53
5 Proclus on the logic of the ineffable 65
6 Proclus and the Neoplatonic syllogistic 79
7 Ammonius on the canons of Proclus 125
8 All brutes are subhuman : Aristotle and Ockham on privative negation 139
9 Lukasiewicz's many-valued logic and Neoplatonic scalar modality 167
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