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  1. Robin Smith (2011). Aristotle. Prior Analytics Book 1. Ancient Philosophy 31 (2):417-424.
  2. Robin Smith (2011). Aristotle's Theory of Evidence. Filozofski Vestnik 32 (1):99-118.
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  3. Robin Smith (2010). Topics 5–8 (J.) Brunschwig (ed., trans.) Aristote: Topiques. Livres V–VIII. (Collection des Universités de France publiée sous le patronage de l'Association Guillaume Budé.) Pp. lxiii + 333. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2007. Paper, €71. ISBN: 978-2-251-00537-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 60 (01):48-.
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  4. Julie Reynolds, Robin Smith, Cary Moskovitz & Amy Sayle (2009). BioTAP: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Scientific Writing and Evaluating Undergraduate Theses. BioScience 59 (10):896-903.
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  5. Robin Smith (2009). Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration. In Georgios Anagnostopoulos (ed.), A Companion to Aristotle.
     
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  6. Robin Smith, Aristotle's Logic. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  7. Robin Smith (2002). Ancient Philosophical Logic. In Dale Jacquette (ed.), A Companion to Philosophical Logic.
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  8. Allan Bäck, Robert Bolton, J. D. G. Evans, Michael Ferejohn, Eugene Garver, Lenn E. Goodman, Edward Halper, Martha Husain, Gareth Matthews & Robin Smith (1999). From Puzzles to Principles?: Essays on Aristotle's Dialectic. Lexington Books.
    Scholars of classical philosophy have long disputed whether Aristotle was a dialectical thinker. Most agree that Aristotle contrasts dialectical reasoning with demonstrative reasoning, where the former reasons from generally accepted opinions and the latter reasons from the true and primary. Starting with a grasp on truth, demonstration never relinquishes it. Starting with opinion, how could dialectical reasoning ever reach truth, much less the truth about first principles? Is dialectic then an exercise that reiterates the prejudices of one's times and at (...)
     
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  9. Robin Smith (1999). Dialectic and Method in Aristotle. In May Sim (ed.), From Puzzles to Principles? Essays on Aristotle's Dialectic.
    In his 1961 paper "Tithenai ta Phainomena",1 G. E. L. Owen addressed the problem of the relationship between science as preached in the Analytics and the practice of the Aristotelian treatises. However, he gave this venerable crux a novel twist by focusing on a different aspect of the issue. According to the Prior Analytics , it appears that the first premises of scientific demonstrations must be obtained from collections (historiai) of facts derived from empirical observation. However, many of the treatises (...)
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  10. Robin Smith (1998). Ways Into the Logic of Alexander of Aphrodisias. Ancient Philosophy 18 (1):206-210.
    This study of three central themes in the logic of Alexander of Aphrodisias, the greatest of the ancient Aristotelian commentators, provides insight not only into Aristotle's logical writings but also into the tradition of scholarship which they spawned.
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  11. Robin Smith (1997). Aristotle, Topics I, VIII, and Selections. Oxford University Press.
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  12. Robin Smith (ed.) (1997). Topics Books I and Viii: With Excerpts From Related Texts. Clarendon Press.
    This volume contains a clear and accurate translation of Books I and VIII of Aristotle's Topics, together with a philosophical commentary on these books and additional extracts from Books II and III, and from a related work by Aristotle. This selection gives a good general view of the main ideas of the Topics, a classic treatise on logic and argument. The volume is well suited to the requirements of students, including those who do not know Greek.
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  13. Robin Smith (1995). But If the Syllogistic is the Most Brilliant Part of Aristotle's. In Jonathan Barnes (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle. Cambridge University Press. 27.
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  14. Robert Bolton & Robin Smith (1994). Introduction. Ancient Philosophy 14 (Special Issue):3-7.
  15. Robert Bolton & Robin Smith (1994). Logic, Dialectic, and Science in Aristotle. New Image Press Mathesis Publications.
     
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  16. Robin Smith (1994). Dialectic and the Syllogism. Ancient Philosophy 14 (supp.):133-151.
  17. Robin Smith (1994). Logic. In Barnes Jonathan (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle.
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  18. Robin Smith (1994). Principles and Proofs: Aristotle's Theory of Demonstrative Science (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 32 (2):294-296.
  19. Robin Smith (1993). Aristotle on the Uses of Dialectic. Synthese 96 (3):335 - 358.
  20. Robin Smith (1993). Colloquium 7. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 9 (1):261-285.
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  21. Robin Smith (1993). Michael Ferejohn, The Origins of Aristotelian Science Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 13 (1):18-21.
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  22. Robin Smith (1993). Michael Ferejohn, The Origins of Aristotelian Science. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 13:18-21.
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  23. Robin Smith (1993). What Use is Aristotle's Organon? Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 9:261-285.
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  24. Robin Smith (1992). Blindspots. By Roy A. Sorensen. Modern Schoolman 70 (1):73-75.
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  25. Robin Smith (1992). Prior Analytics. Philosophical Review 101 (3):633-635.
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  26. Robin Smith (1991). Predication and Deduction in Aristotle: Aspirations to Completeness. Topoi 10 (1):43-52.
  27. Robin Smith (1991). The Logic of Apuleius. Ancient Philosophy 11 (1):193-198.
  28. Robin Smith (1989). Aristotle's Prior Analytics. Hackett Publishing Company.
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  29. Robin Smith (1988). Logic, Ontology, and Language: Essays on Truth and Reality. By Herbert Hochberg. Modern Schoolman 65 (4):279-282.
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  30. Robin Smith (1987). How Things Are: Studies in Predication and the History and Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW] Ancient Philosophy 7:248-250.
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  31. Robin Smith (1987). How Things Are. Ancient Philosophy 7:248-250.
  32. Robin Smith (1987). "How Things Are: Studies in Predication and the History and Philosophy of Science", Ed. By James Bogen and James E. McGuire. [REVIEW] Ancient Philosophy 7:248.
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  33. Robin Smith (1987). Paulus Venetus, Logica Parva: Translation of the 1472 Edition with Introduction and Notes. By Alan R. Perreiah. Modern Schoolman 64 (3):228-231.
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  34. Robin Smith (1986). Immediate Propositions and Aristotle's Proof Theory. Ancient Philosophy 6:47-68.
  35. Robin Smith (1986). Immediate Propositions and Aristotle's Proof Theory. Ancient Philosophy 6 (1):47-86.
  36. Robin Smith (1986). The Varieties of Reference. By Gareth Evans. Modern Schoolman 63 (3):222-224.
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  37. Robin Smith (1985). New Light on Aristotle's Modal Concepts. Ancient Philosophy 5 (1):67-75.
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  38. Robin Smith (1984). Aristotle as Proof Theorist. Philosophia Naturalis 27 (2/4):590-597.
  39. Robin Smith, N. J. Green-Pedersen, David Holdcroft, Rezensiert von Peter Schroeder-Heister, Peter Loptson, Harold Hodes, Recensione di Corrado Mangione, P. M. Simons & G. J. Tee (1984). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] History and Philosophy of Logic 5 (2):233-263.
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  40. Robin Smith (1983). Apostle, Aristotle's Posterior Analytics. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (3):395-396.
  41. Robin Smith (1983). Aristotle's Posterior Analytics (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (3):395-396.
  42. Robin Smith (1983). Completeness of an Ecthetic Syllogistic. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 24 (2):224-232.
  43. Robin Smith (1982). The Relationship of Aristotle's Two Analytics. Classical Quarterly 32 (02):327-335.
    In 1928, Friedrich Solmsen argued that Aristotle's Posterior Analytics was largely composed before the Prior Analytics. Ross rejected Solmsen's position in 1939, and a rather lengthy series of rebuttals and counter-attacks between the two scholars followed. Quite recently, Jonathan Barnes has revived this issue with arguments in favour of something very close to Solmsen's thesis: that Aristotle first developed a theory of demonstration before he had worked out the syllogistic, and that the Posterior Analytics was originally conceived against this background. (...)
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  44. Robin Smith (1982). The Syllogism in Posterior Analytics I. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 64 (2):113-135.
  45. Robin Smith (1982). What Is Aristotelian Ecthesis? History and Philosophy of Logic 3 (2):113-127.
    I consider the proper interpretation of the process of ecthesis which Aristotle uses several times in the Prior analytics for completing a syllogistic mood, i.e., showing how to produce a deduction of a conclusion of a certain form from premisses of certain forms. I consider two interpretations of the process which have been advocated by recent scholars and show that one seems better suited to most passages while the other best fits a single remaining passage. I also argue that ecthesis (...)
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  46. Eleonore Stump, Charles B. Schmitt, James J. Murphy, M. Mugnai, Robin Smith, C. W. Kilmister, N. C. A. da Costa, von G. Schenk, Robert Bunn, D. W. Barron & A. Grieder (1982). Bokk Review. History and Philosophy of Logic 3 (2):213-240.
    MEDIEVAL LOGICS LAMBERT MARIE DE RIJK (ed.), Die mittelalterlichen Traktate De mod0 opponendiet respondendi, Einleitung und Ausgabe der einschlagigen Texte. (Beitrage zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, Neue Folge Band 17.) Miinster: Aschendorff, 1980. 379 pp. No price stated. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY MARTA FATTORI, Lessico del Novum Organum di Francesco Bacone. Rome: Edizioni dell'Ateneo 1980. Two volumes, il + 543, 520 pp. Lire 65.000. VIVIAN SALMON, The study of language in 17th century England. (Amsterdam Studies in the Theory (...)
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  47. Robin Smith (1981). Some Studies of Logical Transformations in Theprior Analytics. History and Philosophy of Logic 2 (1-2):1-9.
    I argue that Prior analyticsII.5?7, 8?10, and 1.45 actually contain studies of processes for transforming arguments into other arguments which Aristotle carried out before having completed the theory of perfecting syllogisms by reduction to first-figure moods as presented in Prior analytics1.4?7. This position rejects Ross's opinion that these passages are ?mental gymnastics?, and Patzig's view that some of these texts contain studies of alternative axiomatizations or other logical studies posterior to the completion of the basic theory of syllogisms.
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  48. Robin Smith (1978). Mass Terms, Generic Expressions, and Plato's Theory of Forms. Journal of the History of Philosophy 16 (2):141-153.
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  49. Robin Smith (1976). Aspects of Aristotle's Logic (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 14 (3):361-362.
  50. Robin Smith (1974). Klaus Döring, "Die Megariker: Kommentierte Sammlung der Testimonien". [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 12 (4):521.
     
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  51. Robin A. Smith (1974). Plato's Dialectic From the Standpoint of Aristotle's First Logic. Dissertation, The Claremont Graduate University
     
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  52. Robin Smith (1970). On Eliminating the Art Object. Dialectica 24 (4):261-6.
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  53. Robin Smith, Unlearned Knowledge: Aristotle on How We Come to Know Prin- Ciples.
    At the beginning of the Posterior Analytics, Aristotle says that “all learning and all rational teaching arises from previously existing knowledge”. How, then, can we have any knowledge? If all our knowledge is acquired by learning that depends on previously existing knowledge, then we would have an infinite regress of still prior knowledge, with the result that we cannot learn anything without having learned something else first. If we reject this possibility, then the only one that remains is that we (...)
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  54. Robin Smith, “None of the Arts That Gives Proofs About Some Nature is Interrogative”: Questions and Aristotle's Concept of Science.
    Modern interpreters have often regarded Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics as a mystery, or even a bit of an embarrassment. In his treatises on natural science and ethics, Aristotle is constantly concerned to review the opinions of his predecessors and of people in general; where appropriate, he also takes note of experiential observations, some of them highly specialized. However, the traditional view of the Posterior Analytics is that it advances an almost Cartesian picture of sciences as deductive systems founded on intuitively evident (...)
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