Review: The Contemporary Relevance of Ancient Logical Theory [Book Review]

Philosophical Quarterly 32 (126):76 - 86 (1982)
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This interesting and imaginative monograph is based on the author’s PhD dissertation supervised by Saul Kripke. It is dedicated to Timothy Smiley, whose interpretation of PRIOR ANALYTICS informs its approach. As suggested by its title, this short work demonstrates conclusively that Aristotle’s syllogistic is a suitable vehicle for fruitful discussion of contemporary issues in logical theory. Aristotle’s syllogistic is represented by Corcoran’s 1972 reconstruction. The review studies Lear’s treatment of Aristotle’s logic, his appreciation of the Corcoran-Smiley paradigm, and his understanding of modern logical theory. In the process Corcoran and Scanlan present new, previously unpublished results. Corcoran regards this review as an important contribution to contemporary study of PRIOR ANALYTICS: both the book and the review deserve to be better known.
Keywords LOGIC  HISTORY  PHILOSOPHY  ARISTOTLE  SYLLOGISTIC  PHILOSOPHY OF LOGIC  CRITICIZING FREGE AND QUINE  CRITICIZING LUKASIEWICZ  LOGICAL TRUTH VS LOGICAL CONSEQUENCE  SYLLOGISMS AS DEDUCTIONS
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DOI 10.2307/2219004
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Aristotle's Demonstrative Logic.John Corcoran - 2009 - History and Philosophy of Logic 30 (1):1-20.
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Impossibility in the Prior Analytics and Plato's Dialectic.B. Castelnérac - 2015 - History and Philosophy of Logic 36 (4):303-320.

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