Inference From Signs: Ancient Debates About the Nature of Evidence

Oxford University Press (2001)
Original and penetrating, this book investigates of the notion of inference from signs, which played a central role in ancient philosophical and scientific method. It examines an important chapter in ancient epistemology: the debates about the nature of evidence and of the inferences based on it--or signs and sign-inferences as they were called in antiquity. As the first comprehensive treatment of this topic, it fills an important gap in the histories of science and philosophy.
Keywords Inference History  Evidence History  Logic, Ancient
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Call number BC29.I6.A55 2001
ISBN(s) 0198250940   9780198250944
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