Aristotle's Modal Syllogistic

2014.08.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marko Malink, Aristotle's Modal Syllogistic, Harvard University Press, 2013, 366pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674724549.
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2014.08.33 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marko Malink, Aristotle's Modal Syllogistic, Harvard University Press, 2013, 366pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674724549. Reviewed by Jacob Rosen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin This is a terrific book, which makes definite advances in the understanding of Aristotle’s modal syllogistic and of his non-modal syllogistic as well. It is very elegant, relative to the complexity of the material. Thanks to the carefully structured prose discussion in front and the collection of tables for reference in the back, a reader can gain a systematic grasp of Aristotle’s commitments, the relations among them, and the prospects for a coherent interpretation of what Aristotle was up to. Moreover, the book develops a novel semantics for the sentences treated by Aristotle’s modal syllogistic, according to which surprisingly many of Aristotle’s claims come out true. This book deserves careful study by anyone with an interest in. . .

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