Medieval Theories of the Syllogism

[Revised entry by Henrik Lagerlund on January 19, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Aristotle's theory of the syllogism played an important role in the Western and Near Eastern
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[Revised entry by Henrik Lagerlund on January 19, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Aristotle's theory of the syllogism played an important role in the Western and Near Eastern intellectual traditions for more than two thousand years, but it was during the Middle Ages that it became the dominant model of correct argumentation. Historically, medieval logic is divided into the old logic (logica vetus), the tradition stretching from Boethius (c. 480 - 525)...

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