On Aristotle's "Prior Analytics", Volume 2

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Cornell University Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 270 pages
The commentary of Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's Prior Analytics 1.8-22 is the main ancient commentary, by the 'greatest' commentator, on the chapters of the Prior Analytics in which Aristotle invented modal logic - the logic of propositions about what is necessary or contingent (possible). In this volume, which covers chapters 1.8-13, Alexander of Aphrodisias reaches the chapter in which Aristotle discusses the notion of contingency. Also included in this volume is Alexander's commentary on that part of Prior Analytics 1.17 which explains the conversion of contingent propositions. (The rest of 1.17 is included in the second volume of Mueller's translation, which covers chapters 1.14-22.). In each volume, Ian Mueller provides a comprehensive explanation of Alexander's commentary on modal logic as a whole.

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Modal syllogistic without contingency
9
Modal syllogistic with contingent propositions
19
Theophrastus and modal logic
52
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