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Author Harari, Orna.

Title Knowledge and demonstration : Aristotle's Posterior analytics / by Orna Harari.

Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 158 pages)
Series New synthese historical library ; volume 56
New synthese historical library ; volume 56.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-154) and index.
Contents Intellect as a first principle -- The immediate premiss -- The logic of demonstration -- Syllogism and the object of knowledge -- Knowledge and demonstration.
Summary This book examines a fundamental problem in Aristotles Posterior Analytics: what is the role of syllogistic logic in the theory of demonstrative knowledge? The answer to this question is sought in Aristotles metaphysical theory and his conception of substance. This interpretation challenges the traditional interpretation that approaches Aristotles theory of demonstration from the standpoint of scientific practice. It is argued, in this book, that the Posterior Analytics main objective is to articulate the notion of knowledge, viewed here as a conceptualisation, rather than analysing the structure and methods of scientific explorations. The original interpretation offered in this book sheds fresh light on issues, such as the conceptual difference between Aristotles logic and modern logic, the relationship between Aristotles logic and Greek mathematics, and the differences between the Aristotelian and modern notions of knowledge and proof. In attempting to present a comprehensive interpretation of one of the most difficult works in the Aristotelian corpus, this book is of major importance first and foremost for Aristotelian scholars and historians of Greek philosophy; the historical character of the analysis offered here makes it relevant also to historians of Greek mathematics, historians of logic, historians of science in general, and philosophers of sciences.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Subject Aristotle. Posterior analytics.
Logic -- Early works to 1800.
Knowledge, Theory of -- Early works to 1800.
Science -- Methodology -- Early works to 1800.
Analytica posteriora (Aristoteles)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781402027888 (electronic bk.)
1402027885 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-1-4020-2788-8