Aristotle's modal proofs : Prior analytics A8-22 in predicate logic /

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Author / Creator:Rini, Adriane.
Imprint:Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2011.
Description:1 online resource (vi, 246 p.)
Series:The new synthese historical library ; v. 68
New synthese historical library ; v. 68.
Modality (Logic)
Predicate (Logic)
Modality (Logic)
Predicate (Logic)
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ISBN:9789400700505 (electronic bk.)
9400700504 (electronic bk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Aristotle's modal syllogistic is his study of patterns of reasoning about necessity and possibility. Many scholars think the modal syllogistic is incoherent, a 'realm of darkness'. Others think it is coherent, but devise complicated formal modellings to mimic Aristotle's results. This volume provides a simple interpretation of Aristotle's modal syllogistic using standard predicate logic. Rini distinguishes between red terms, such as 'horse', 'plant' or 'man', which name things in virtue of features those things must have, and green terms, such as 'moving', which name things in virtue of their.
Other form:Print version: Rini, Adriane. Aristotle's modal proofs. Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2011 9789400700499