Syllogizing in Red: Trivializing the Modals

Part of the The New Synthese Historical Library book series (SYNL, volume 68)


I noted in Chapter 4 that in the Posterior Analytics Aristotle clearly links science with what cannot be otherwise. He tells us many times that there is no science of the accidental. So let us suppose that Aristotle’s science concerns only red terms, terms for what cannot be otherwise and, so, terms which have a certain necessity about them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Massey University, Philosophy - HPCPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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