Concerning the Ancient Greek Ideal of Theoretical Thought

  • M. V. Popovich
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 145)


The logical reconstruction of the theoretical systems of ancient science permits an appraisal of the character of the theoretical achievements of antiquity in a new way. The reconstruction of the structure of ancient logical systems, begun by J. Łukasiewicz and his pupils, can be compared with the reconstruction of the Euclidean geometry during the intensive development of geometry in the 19th and 20th centuries, first of all in the works of D. Hilbert. Extremely interesting results, in particular, were obtained concerning the method of analysis, as it was realized in ancient texts [1], [2].


Logical Calculation Ancient Text Axiomatic Method Theoretical Thought European Tradition 
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  • M. V. Popovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Ukrainian Academy of SciencesUkraine

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