Ancient Logic and Its Modern Interpretations

Proceedings of the Buffalo Symposium on Modernist Interpretations of Ancient Logic, 21 and 22 April, 1972

  • John Corcoran

Part of the Synthese Historical Library book series (SYHL, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Ancient Semantics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald Zirin
      Pages 23-25
  3. Modern Research in Ancient Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Ian Mueller
      Pages 35-70
    3. John Mulhern
      Pages 71-82
  4. Aristotle’s Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. John Corcoran
      Pages 85-131
    3. Mary Mulhern
      Pages 133-148
  5. Stoic Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Josiah Gould
      Pages 151-168
    3. John Corcoran
      Pages 169-181
  6. Final Session of the Symposium

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-217

About this book


During the last half century there has been revolutionary progress in logic and in logic-related areas such as linguistics. HistoricaI knowledge of the origins of these subjects has also increased significantly. Thus, it would seem that the problem of determining the extent to which ancient logical and linguistic theories admit of accurate interpretation in modern terms is now ripe for investigation. The purpose of the symposium was to gather logicians, philosophers, linguists, mathematicians and philologists to present research results bearing on the above problem with emphasis on logic. Presentations and discussions at the symposium focused themselves into five areas: ancient semantics, modern research in ancient logic, Aristotle's logic, Stoic logic, and directions for future research in ancient logic and logic-related areas. Seven of the papers which appear below were originally presented at the symposium. In every case, discussion at the symposium led to revisions, in some cases to extensive revisions. The editor suggested still further revisions, but in every case the author was the finaljudge of the work that appears under his name.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Corcoran
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2132-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2130-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0082-111X
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