Nicholas Rescher on Greek Philosophy and the Syllogism

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/130943
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-1309430
http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-72303
Dokumentart: Aufsatz
Date: 2008
Source: Rescher Studies: A Collection of Essays on the Philosophical Work of Nicholas Rescher. Presented to Him on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday. Ed. by R. Almeder. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag 2008, pp. 211–240
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Philosophie
DDC Classifikation: 100 - Philosophy
Keywords: Rationalität , Logik , Syllogismus , Logos
Other Keywords: Nicholas Rescher
Aristoteles
Galen
Al Salah
Vierte Figur
Ekthesis
Modale Syllogistik
Logic
Syllogism
Logos
Nicholas Rescher
Aristoteles
Galen
Rationality
Al Salah
Fourth Figure
Ecthesis
Modal Syllogistics
ISBN: 9783110328684
License: Publishing license excluding print on demand
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Abstract:

We start with a general discussion of the discovery of rationality in Greek antiquity and the contributions made to it by Nicholas Rescher, in particular in his work "Cosmos and Logos". The more special parts of this paper investigate Rescher's edition of the Baghdad logician, physician and scientist Ibn al-Salah. We discuss in particular Al Salah's contribution (in Rescher's interpretation) to the dispute about the fourth figure in Aristotelian syllogistics by including some novel viewpoints concerning the significance of this figure. The final section deals with Rescher's axiomatization of Aristotelian modal syllogistics based on the principle of ecthesis.

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