Ancient Theories of Judgement

  • Mika Perälä
Part of the Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind book series (SHPM, volume 12)


The Greek term logos stands for a statement which is expressed in a language, but it also refers to a corresponding judgement or belief (doxa, hypolepsis) in one’s soul when one makes such a statement. The connexion between statements and judgements is arguably close, and some of the problems which arose in connection with statements were also relevant to judgement. A major problem discussed by early Greek thinkers concerned the nature and possibility of false statements: what, if anything, is making a false statement?


Sense Perception Simple Object False Statement Rational Appearance Simple Understanding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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