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Aristotle's Modal Syllogistic

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$57.00 • £45.95 • €51.50

ISBN 9780674724549

Publication Date: 11/01/2013


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

46 line illustrations, 18 tables


  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations of Aristotle’s Works
  • Introduction
  • I. The Assertoric Syllogistic
    • 1. Categorical Propositions
    • 2. The dictum de omni
    • 3. The Orthodox dictum Semantics
    • 4. The Heterodox dictum Semantics
    • 5. The Preorder Semantics
    • 6. Ecthesis
  • II. The Apodeictic Syllogistic
    • 7. The Apodeictic dictum de omni
    • 8. Barbara NXN and the Four Predicables
    • 9. Categories in the Topics
    • 10. Essence Terms and Substance Terms
    • 11. Universal Negative Necessity Propositions
    • 12. Particular Necessity Propositions
  • III. The Problematic Syllogistic
    • 13. Modal Opposition
    • 14. Establishing Inconcludence
    • 15. A Deductive System for the Modal Syllogistic
    • 16. The Validity of XQM-Moods
    • 17. Two-Sided Possibility Propositions
    • 18. One-Sided Possibility Propositions
  • Appendix A: Aristotle’s Claims of Validity, Invalidity, and Inconcludence
  • Appendix B: The Predicable Semantics of the Modal Syllogistic
    • An Overview of the Predicable Semantics
    • Preliminaries
    • Valid Moods
    • Invalid Moods
    • Inconcludent Premise Pairs
    • Miscellany
  • Appendix C: Aristotle’s Terms
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Passages
  • Index of Subjects

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