Logic, History of: Ancient Logic

In Donald M. Borchert (ed.), Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Thomson Gale (2006)

Susanne Bobzien
Oxford University
ABSTRACT: A comprehensive introduction to ancient (western) logic from earliest times to the 6th century CE, with a focus on issues that may be of interest to contemporary logicians and covering important topics in Post-Aristotelian logic that are frequently neglected (such as Peripatetic hypothetical syllogistic, the Stoic axiomatic system of propositional logic and various later ancient developments).
Keywords ancient logic  Aristotelian logic  Stoic logic  Syllogistic  Syllogism  Hypothetical syllogism  modus ponens  Theophrastus
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