Alexander of Aphrodisias: on Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.14-22: On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.14-22 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

Alexander of Aphrodisias: on Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.14-22: On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.14-22 (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

By: Ian Mueller (author)Paperback

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The commentary of Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's Prior Analytics 1.8-22 is a very important text, being the main ancient commentary with chapters in which Aristotle invented modal logic - the logic of propositions about what is necessary or contingent (possible). The first volume of Ian Mueller's translation covered chapters 1.8-13, and reached as far as the chapter in which Aristotle discussed the notion of contingency. In this, the second volume, the 'greatest' commentator, Alexander, concludes his discussion of Aristotle's modal logic. Aristotle also invented the syllogism, a style of argument involving two premises and a conclusion. Modal propositions can be deployed in syllogisms, and in the chapters included in this volume Aristotle discusses all the syllogisms containing at least one contingent premiss. In each volume, Ian Mueller provides a comprehensive explanation of Alexander's commentary on modal logic as a whole.

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Ian Mueller is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Josiah Gould is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Albany.

Contents

Preface Introduction Textual Emendations TRANSLATION Notes Bibliography English-Greek Glossary Greek-English Index Index of Passages Cited Subject Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781472558480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9781472558480
  • weight: 401
  • ISBN10: 1472558480

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