Logical Matters: Essays in Ancient Philosophy II by Jonathan BarnesLogical Matters: Essays in Ancient Philosophy II by Jonathan Barnes

Logical Matters: Essays in Ancient Philosophy II

byJonathan Barnes

Hardcover | January 2, 2013

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The second volume of Jonathan Barnes' papers on ancient philosophy contains twenty-seven pieces under the broad heading of Logic. The essays were written over a period of some forty years. Some of them were published in obscure places (and two or three of them in a foreign language). TheFrench essays have been done into English; and all the essays have been retouched, and a few of them substantially revised.The first three essays in the volume are of a general nature, being concerned with ancient views on the status of logic - and with the distinction between formal and material inferences. The next nine items deal with different aspects of Aristotelian logic - the copula, negation, the categories,homonymy, and the principle of contradiction. Then come three papers about the connection (or lack of connection) between Aristotelian logic and Stoic logic. Two of the pieces discuss Theophrastus' theory of 'hypothetical' syllogisms. After that, things run more or less chronologically - a shortnotice on the Dialecticians, three essays on aspects of Stoic logic, a pair of papers on ancient theories of meaning, items on adverbs and connectors, on Philoponus and Boethius, and on an anonymous tract written in the autumn of 1007 AD. All in all, there is matter to divert scholars and studentsof ancient philosophy.
Jonathan Barnes taught at Oxford for 25 years, being a Fellow first of Oriel and then of Balliol. He then spent eight years at the University of Geneva, before becoming Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Sorbonne. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His many publications include ...
Title:Logical Matters: Essays in Ancient Philosophy IIFormat:HardcoverDimensions:720 pagesPublished:January 2, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ContentsPreface1. Galen, Christians, logic2. Cicero on logic3. Logical form and logical matter4. Grammar on Aristotle's terms5. Peripatetic negations6. Aristotle's Categories and Aristotle's 'categories'7. Syllogistic and the classification of predicates8. Speusippus and Aristotle on homonymy9. Property in Aristotle's Topics10. Sheep have four legs11. The Law of Contradiction12. Proofs and the syllogistic figures13. Aristotle and Stoic logic14. Theophrastus and Stoic logic15. Terms and sentences: Theophrastus and wholly hypothetical syllogisms16. Logic and the dialecticians17. The Logical Investigations of Chrysippus18. Piqana; sunnhmevna19. What is a disjunction?20. Medicine, experience, and logic21. Meaning, saying, and thinking22. Epicurus: meaning and thinking23. Ammonius and adverbs24. Priscian and connectors25. Late Greek syllogistic26. Boethius and the study of logic27. Syllogistic in the anon HeibergBibliographyIndexes