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The Aftermath of Syllogism: Aristotelian Logical Argument from Avicenna to Hegel

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2018.09.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marco Sgarbi and Matteo Cosci (eds.), The Aftermath of Syllogism: Aristotelian Logical Argument from Avicenna to Hegel, Bloomsbury, 2018, 220pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350043527. Reviewed by Henrik Lagerlund, Stockholm University The theory of syllogisms has a remarkable history. For over two millennia it was the core of logical theory. It was only in the late 19th century, when Frege's revolution and the mathematization of logic began, that syllogistics was eventually replaced, although it took even longer before it stopped being taught at schools and universities (that is, as not just a piece of history). In some universities, it is still taught, as the very first introduction to logic, to help students grasp what a deduction is or what a piece of valid reasoning might look like. I cannot think of any other theory has been this influential. We know quite a bit about its history,... Read More

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