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    The practical syllogism in Aristotle: a new interpretation

    Price, Anthony W. (2008) The practical syllogism in Aristotle: a new interpretation. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 11 , pp. 151-162. ISSN 9783897851603.

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    Does Aristotle by his phrase “syllogisms of things to be done” mean syllogisms of a distinctive and inherently practical content, perhaps syllogisms subject to an unfamiliar logic? Or does he just mean syllogisms that are relevant in contexts concerning what to do next? I propose the second interpretation, taking the syllogisms in question to constitute the deductive kernel of stretches of practical thinking. They are pieces of deduction that take on a practical function in context.


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    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
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    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 10:03
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:19


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