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Essence and Necessity

A Historical and Analytical Study of Aristotle's Modal Logic

Daniel James Vecchio (author)

ISBN: 9783868385953

Publication Date: Jun 2021

Format: Paperback

Provides a critical and historical account of Aristotelian essentialism and modal logic. Interpretations and claims of inconsistency in Aristotle's modal syllogistic are examined. Proofs for each of the mixed apodictic syllogisms are analysed. How Aristotle's modal metaphysics fits within the context of the Posterior Analytics is discussed.
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This monograph is a critical and historical account of Aristotelian essentialism and modal logic. In Chapter One, ancient and contemporary interpretations and claims of inconsistency in Aristotle's modal syllogistic are examined. A more consistent model is developed through attention to Aristotle's comments on negation. In Chapter Two, proofs for each of the mixed apodictic syllogisms are analyzed and diagrammed. Chapter Three explores how Aristotle's modal metaphysics fits within the context of the Posterior Analytics. Chapter Four contrasts Aristotelian modal logic to contemporary modal metaphysics and argues for ways in which a return to Aristotle may spark intriguing thought in contemporary discussions of the philosophy of science and in debate over the metaphysics of identity.
Pages 292
Dimensions 210 x 148
Date Published 30 Jun 2021
Publisher EDITIONES SCHOLASTICAE
Subject/s Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500   Philosophy: logic   Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600  
Daniel James Vecchio earned his PhD at the Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He researches in the fields of the Philosophy of Religion and the History of Philosophy with a specialized focus on Aristotle's metaphysics and logic.

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