By Alexander of Aphrodisias
Alexander of Aphrodisias, who flourished c. 200AD, was once the top Peripatetic thinker of his age. so much of his philosophical energies have been spent in commenting upon Aristotle: his observation at the earlier Analytics is still the most thorough and invaluable courses to this tough paintings; additionally, the remark preserves priceless information regarding a variety of facets of Stoic good judgment, and it additionally provides an image of express syllogistic at a turning element in its historic improvement.
This quantity includes a translation of the 1st 3rd of the observation - the half facing non-modal syllogistic. the interpretation is preceded via a considerable creation which discusses Alexander's position within the commentatorial culture and his use of logical terminology. The e-book is finished by means of a translation of the pertinent a part of the previous Analytics, a precis account of specific syllogistic, and a suite of indexes.
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331,12-24; in Top. 2,15-3,24; 10,26-8; in Metaph. 260,1-20. It is a commonplace to distinguish three kinds of syllogism (cf. g. Albinus, Didasc. 158H); but note that at Conv. 57-9 Alexander adds a fourth kind, the 'examinatory' syllogism (see above 1,4; cf. g. Ammonius, in An. Pr. 2,18-29). At in An. Pr. 2,29-3,30, Ammonius offers a schematic derivation of the division of syllogisms into their kinds (cf. Philoponus, in An. Pr. 2,22-4,14). 50 For analysis in Alexander see also in An. Pr. 275,32-7; Quaest.
184; Moraux (1986a), pp. 268-9; Gottschalk (1987), p. 1099; Lloyd (1990), pp. 17-21; and esp. Lee, pp. 44-54. 2 = FDS 27. 3 For Alexander's explanations of 'demonstrative', 'dialectical', 'examinatory' and 'sophistical' methods see in Top. 2,20-3, 2,23-5, 22,10-14, and 2,25-6. For the species of syllogisms see below, 7,9 note. 4 This view is generally associated with the Stoics; but it was a commonplace of Hellenistic and post-Hellenistic thought to maintain that philosophy had three parts, logic and physics and ethics.
G. Albinus, Didasc. 157H; Philoponus, in An. Post. 162,16-28. Geometrical analysis is said to have been encouraged by Plato: Diogenes Laertius, III 24; Proclus, in Eucl. 211,18-212,4. g. Hintikka and Remes; lerodiakonou, pp. 173-90. g. Aristotle, Gael. 300a7-ll; GC 329a20-4. 55 7,22-7 = FDS 1106. g. Apollonius Dyscolus, Synt. 265,9-10; 326,11-327,12. 57 cf. g. Ammonius, in An. Pr. 6,2-4; in Porph. /sag. 36,7-9; Philoponus, in An. Post. 334,25-335,3; see lerodiakonou, pp. 166-73. g. by Galen (Inst.