Aristotelian Logic

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Philosophy - 545 pages
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Proceedings of an international research and development conference, Tuscon, Arizona, October 1985. One hundred and twenty-eight papers are presented in this hefty volume. They are grouped into chapters covering climate, underutilized plants, irrigation and water management, biosphere reserves, water policy, animal resources, desert ecology, crop physiology and agronomy, urban environments, desertification, land intensification, and other topics related to the economy and management of arid lands. Provides detailed treatment of topics in traditional logic: theory of terms, theory of definition, informal fallacies, and division and classification. Designed for a one-semester course in traditional logic. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

Arguments and Validity
3
Propositions
23
Logical Form and Counterexamples
37
Terms
51
Definition
79
Division and Classification
129
Basic Concepts of Aristotelian Logic
143
Standard Categorical Propositions
145
The Standard Syllogism Definitions
265
A Deductive System of the Standard Syllogism
271
Rules of the Standard Syllogism
291
Chain Arguments Including Sorites
309
Reducing the Number of Terms in Arguments
319
Singular Propositions
329
Standardizing Categorical Propositions
339
The Enthymeme
359

The Traditional Square of Opposition
155
Existential Presuppositions of Aristotelian Logic
179
Distribution of Terms in Categorical Propositions
189
Conversion
205
Immediate Inferences Not Needed for Standard Syllogism
213
Negative Terms
215
Obversion
227
Contraposition
233
Inversion and Partial Inversion
239
Tables of Immediate Inferences
245
Relations
249
Reversible and Nonreversible Inferences
261
Aristotelian Logic Mediated Inferences
263
The Antilogism for NPair Arguments
367
The Hypothetical Syllogism
373
The Disjunctive Syllogism
383
The Dilemma
395
Informal Fallacies
407
Proof and Fallacies
409
Linguistic Fallacies
423
Contextual Fallacies
443
Illicit Appeals
463
Transition to Symbolic Logic
489
From Aristotelian to Symbolic Logic
491
Index
537
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William T. Parry was Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York at Buffalo.

Edward A. Hacker is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University.

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