Authors
Daniel Schulthess
Université de Neuchâtel
Abstract
The article confronts one of the ἄποpοι λόγοι discussed in ancient Eristic-Stoic logic: the famous “cuckold” (κερατίνης), where an interrogator has his respondent to admit to have been or still be cuckolded. The source of the problem is a principle of dialectics related to the principle of the excluded-middle according to which a question admits only a positive or a negative answer. To the question “Have you ceased to be cuckolded?” both answers seem to presuppose that the respondent has been cuckolded. To solve the problem one can either deny the dialectical principle of the excluded-middle or (as Stoic logic does) introduce the idea that negation refers not simply to the predicate (as in Aristotelian logic) but to the entire proposition (by denying the existence of the subject, for example).
Keywords Logic  Dialectic  Eristic  Principle of the Excluded-Middle  Stoic Logic  Aristotelian Logic  Diogenes Laertius  Menedemus  Alexinos
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 54,431
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

How to Give Someone Horns.Susanne Bobzien - 2012 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 15 (1):159-184.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Le prolongement de la logique stoïcienne dans la logique contemporaine.Herman Meyer - 1956 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 146:387 - 392.
Sur le diexengménon de la logique stoïcienne.J. -L. Gardies - 1985 - Logique Et Analyse 28 (112):385-394.
La logique stoïcienne.Arnold Reymond - 1929 - Revue de Théologie Et de Philosophie 17 (72):161.
III. La logique stoïcienne.Jean Pépin - 1972 - The Saint Augustine Lecture Series:72-98.
Un problème moral dans l'antiquité. — Étude sur la casuistique stoïcienne.R. Thamin - 1886 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 21:538-543.
La Logique Stoïcienne.A. Virieux-Reymond - 1949 - Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Philosophy 2:718-719.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-07-23

Total views
8 ( #928,663 of 2,374,844 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #559,821 of 2,374,844 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes