"This volume is an impressive tour de force. It is state-of-the-art Aristotle: it employs the most recent philological, philosophical, and logical advances which since the 1970's at least have rendered previous translations and commentaries obsolete. The translation is the first to take account of the recent epistemically orientated natural-deduction approach, which restores Aristotle's reputation as a consummate logician and reveals much more of Aristotle's method than previous approaches. Every page of Robin Smith's commentary shows extensive learning, taste, imagination, and skill. . . . An important and lasting contribution, not only to Aristotle scholarship and to the history of logic, but also to the history of philosophy itself." --John Corcoran, SUNY Buffalo
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afﬁrmation afﬁrmative premise animal belongs Aristo Aristomenes Aristotle Aristotle’s assertoric assumption belongs of necessity belongs to everything categorical sentences Chapter complete deduction conclusion Consequently contradictory contrary deduction comes deduction through impossibility deﬁned deﬁnition demonstration denial dialectical difﬁcult discussion evident example falsehood ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁgure follows genus Greek initial thing interpretation law of noncontradiction let A belong major premise means middle ﬁgure middle term Mikkalos minor extreme modal conversion NAaB NBiC negative Notes opposite pair particular deductions particular premise passage phrase positive possible premises possible to belong Posterior Analytics predicated prem premise BC premise converts premise in relation premises taken Prior Analytics privative premise probative procedure proof through impossibility protasis proved qualiﬁcation reﬂect result Ross scientiﬁc second ﬁgure sense signiﬁes similarly someone suppose syllogism taken to belong Terms for belonging third ﬁgure tion translation universal deductions universal premise verb wholly false