Description 
1 online resource (257 pages) 
Series 
Ancient Commentators on Aristotle 

Ancient commentators on Aristotle.

Contents 
Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Alexander of Aphrodisias; Commentaries; Alexander, On the Prior Analytics; The translation; Logical terminology; Translation; Contents; 1. Preface; 1. Preface; 1.1 The status of logic; 1.1.1 Instrument or part of philosophy?; 1.1.2 Useless parts of logic?; 1.1.3 The value of logic; 1.2 The Prior Analytics; 1.2.1 Contents and title; 1.2.2 Procedure; 2. Introductory explanations; 2. Introductory Explanations; 2.1 The goal of the Analytics; 2.2 Propositions; 2.2.1 The general account; 2.2.2 Demonstrative and dialectical propositions; 2.3 Terms 

2.3.1 Subjects and predicates2.3.2 The copula; 2.4 Syllogisms; 2.4.1 The premisses; 2.4.2 The conclusion; 2.4.3 Necessitas consequentiae; 2.4.4 Nonsyllogistic arguments; 2.4.5 'Positing'; 2.4.6 Perfect syllogisms; 2.5 Kinds of proposition; 2.5.1 Universal Propositions; 2.5.2 Modality; 2.5.3 Quality and quantity; 2.5.4 Modes; 3. Conversions; 3. Conversions; 3.1 Conversions in general; 3.2 Nonmodal conversions; 3.2.1 General remarks; 3.2.2 Universal negatives; 3.2.3 Other propositions; 3.3 Modal conversions; 3.3.1 Necessary propositions; 3.3.2 Contingent propositions; 4. The First Figure 

4. The First Figure4.1 Introductory; 4.1.1 General remarks; 4.1.2 Syllogisms and justification; 4.1.3 Problems; 4.1.4 Propositions which share two terms; 4.1.5 Combinations and figures; 4.2 Why is the first figure first?; 4.3 First figure syllogisms in general; 4.3.1 General rules; 4.3.2 Ranking; 4.3.3 The number of combinations; 4.3.4 Aristotle's general comments; 4.4 Combinations of universal premisses; 4.4.1 Barbara and Celarent; 4.4.2 Nonsyllogistic combinations; 4.4.3 Concluding remarks; 4.5 Combinations of universal and particular premisses; 4.5.1 Darii and Ferio 

4.5.2 Nonsyllogistic combinations4.6 Combinations of particular premisses; 4.7 Additional syllogisms; 5. The Second Figure; 5. The Second Figure; 5.1 General remarks; 5.2 Major and minor terms; 5.3 Second figure syllogisms; 5.4 Combinations of universal premisses; 5.4.1 Cesare and Camestres; 5.4.2 Nonsyllogistic combinations; 5.5 Combinations of universal and particular premisses; 5.5.1 Festino; 5.5.2 Baroco; 5.5.3 Nonsyllogistic combinations; 5.6 Combinations of particular premisses; 5.7 Concluding remarks; 6. The Third Figure; 6. The Third Figure; 6.1 General remarks 

6.2 Third figure syllogisms6.3 Combinations of universal premisses; 6.3.1 Darapti; 6.3.2 Felapton; 6.3.3 Nonsyllogistic combinations; 6.4 Combinations of universal and particular premisses; 6.4.1 Disamis and Datisi; 6.4.2 Bocardo; 6.4.3 Nonsyllogistic combinations; 6.4.4 Ferison; 6.4.5 More nonsyllogistic combinations; 6.5 Combinations of particular premisses; 6.6 Concluding remarks; 7. Further reflections; 7. Further Reflections; 7.1 Syllogisms with nonstandard conclusions; 7.2 Reduction; 7.2.1 All syllogisms reduced to the first figure 
Summary 
Alexander of Aphrodisias, who flourished c. 200AD, was the leading Peripatetic philosopher of his age. Most of his philosophical energies were spent in commenting upon Aristotle: his commentary on the Prior Analytics remains one of the most thorough and helpful guides to this difficult work; in addition, the commentary preserves invaluable information about various aspects of Stoic logic, and it also presents a picture of categorical syllogistic at a turning point in its historical development. This volume contains a translation of the first third of the commentary  the part dealing with non 
Notes 
"Paperback edition first published 2014"Title page verso 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Aristotle. Prior analytics.


Alexander, of Aphrodisias.


Alexander, of Aphrodisias 
SUBJECT 
Prior analytics (Aristotle) fast 
Subject 
Logic  Early works to 1800


Modality (Logic)  Early works to 1800


Contingency (Philosophy)  Early works to 1800


Contingency (Philosophy)


Logic


Modality (Logic)

Genre/Form 
Early works

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Barnes, Jonathan, 1942 translator.

ISBN 
9781780934549 

1780934548 

0715623478 

9780715623473 
