Aristotle’s Analytics

PHIL 2190I S01 [CRN: 26484]

Aristotle’s Analytics formed logic and informed reflection on scientific knowledge for much of the history of Western philosophy. The Prior Analytics present the first formal theory of deduction, known as the syllogistic. The Posterior Analytics include heterogeneous material within the framework of a theory of demonstration, i.e. of knowledge-bearing deduction. The question of how Aristotle’s logic (Prior Analytics) and epistemology of science (Posterior Analytics) intersect remains contested, as is the relationship between logic and epistemology generally in philosophy since Kant. In this course we shall focus on this fraught point, beginning with a general introduction to the syllogistic.
Spring 2018
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16:00 - 18:30 Tue - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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