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Aristotle's Modal Logic Essence and Entailment in the Organon

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ISBN-10: 0521522331

ISBN-13: 9780521522335

Edition: 2002

Authors: Richard Patterson

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Aristotles Modal Logic presents a very new interpretation of Aristotles logic by arguing that a proper understanding of the system depends on an appreciation of its connection to the metaphysics. Richard Patterson develops three striking theses in the book. First, there is a fundamental connection between Aristotles logic of possibility and necessity, and his metaphysics, and that this connection extends far beyond the widely recognised tie to scientific demonstration and relates to the more basic distinction between the essential and accidental properties of a subject. Second, Aristotles views on modal logic depend in very significant ways on his metaphysics without entailing any sacrifice…    
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
The Basic Modal Proposition
Syllogisms with Two Necessity Premises
Mixed syllogisms: One Assertoric and One Necessity Premise
Two-way possibilities: some basic preliminaries
Two-way possibility syllogisms
Aristotle's perfect syllogisms
Principles of construction