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Modal propositions in Aristotle's syllogistic


1997 1997

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The dissertation is an investigation into the structure of Aristotle's modal propositions through careful attention to the text of the Prior Analytics. I take account not only of recent attempts to formalize Aristotle's modal syllogistic but also of the discussion that Aristotle himself provides about modal statements. I provide evidence that his modal propositions are to be construed in a de re manner and then go on to investigate the problems raised by a de re analysis, particularly those problems concerned with Aristotle's modal conversion principles. A large part of my project is to show that these can be given a valid de re analysis that sits well with the results Aristotle sketches. Terms in modal syllogistic premises are shown to be restricted in ways that reflect Aristotle's early metaphysics and notions of predication.

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Subject
Philosophy
Classification
0422: Philosophy
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology
Title
Modal propositions in Aristotle's syllogistic
Author
Rini, Adriane Allison
Number of pages
221
Publication year
1997
Degree date
1997
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 58/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780591598117, 0591598116
Advisor
Matthews, Gareth B.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9809394
ProQuest document ID
304352690
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304352690
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