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By Norman Kretzmann (auth.), John Corcoran (eds.)

During the final part century there was innovative development in common sense and in logic-related parts akin to linguistics. HistoricaI wisdom of the origins of those matters has additionally elevated considerably. therefore, it should look that the matter of opting for the level to which old logical and linguistic theories admit of exact interpretation in glossy phrases is now ripe for research. the aim of the symposium used to be to assemble logicians, philosophers, linguists, mathematicians and philologists to give examine effects referring to the above challenge with emphasis on good judgment. shows and discussions on the symposium targeted themselves into 5 parts: historical semantics, glossy examine in historical common sense, Aristotle's good judgment, Stoic common sense, and instructions for destiny study in historical good judgment and logic-related parts. Seven of the papers which look less than have been initially offered on the symposium. In each case, dialogue on the symposium resulted in revisions, in certain cases to huge revisions. The editor steered nonetheless additional revisions, yet in each case the writer used to be the finaljudge of the paintings that looks below his name.

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The reading proposed must be taken as tentative and exploratory. In the long run it may prove to shape our understanding of the theory of speech acts and the science of rhetoric as well as our understanding of Aristotle. Slate University of New York of Buffalo NOTES J. L. Ackrill, Aristotle's 'Categories' and 'De Interpretatione', Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1963, p. 71. I have used Ackrill's translation. His notes, to which I refer here, are both helpful and stimulating. 2 E. Benveniste, Problems in General Linguistics, Univ.

32 Eudemus was a pupil of AristotIe with at least some interest in logic, 33 but nothing in his GREEK MATHEMATICS AND GREEK LOGIC 55 presentation suggests an interest in connecting mathematics with syllogistic. Alexander of Aphrodisias is too late a figure to serve as a direct indicator of Aristotle's own ideas, but the surviving parts of his commentaries on the Organon are our best source of information on what became of those ideas among the later Peripatetics. Alexander makes clear in many passages that, for him, the doetrine of the universality of the categoricai syIlogism has the status of a dogma.

A general argument based on a rather superficial analysis of mathematical theorems was sufficient for his purposes. This point of view is confirmed by the semi-mathematical arguments in other Aristotelian and pseudo-Aristotelian works. None of them show any closer relation to syllogistic than the main texts of Greek mathematics do. Further evidence is provided by Eudemus's presentation of Hippocrates's quadratures of lunes and circles plus lunes. 32 Eudemus was a pupil of AristotIe with at least some interest in logic, 33 but nothing in his GREEK MATHEMATICS AND GREEK LOGIC 55 presentation suggests an interest in connecting mathematics with syllogistic.

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