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Analyses of Aristotle

Jaakko Hintikka Selected Papers

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Aristotle thought of his logic and methodology as applications of the Socratic questioning method. In particular, logic was originally a study of answers necessitated by earlier answers. For Aristotle, thought-experiments were real experiments in the sense that by realizing forms in one's mind, one can read off their properties and interrelations. Treating forms as independent entities, knowable one by one, committed Aristotle to his mode of syllogistic explanation. He did not think of existence, predication and identity as separate senses of estin. Aristotle thus serves as an example of a thinker who did not rely on the distinction between the allegedly different Fregean senses, thereby shedding new light on our own conceptual presuppositions.
This collection comprises several striking interpretations that Jaakko Hintikka has put forward over the years, constituting a challenge not only to Aristotelian scholars and historians of ideas, but to everyone interested in logic, epistemology or metaphysics and in their history.

Origin of the essays
Introduction
On Aristotle's notion of existence
Semantical games, the alleged ambiguity of 'is', and Aristotelian categories
Aristotle's theory of thinking and its consequences for his methodology
On the role of modality in Aristotle's metaphysics
On the ingredients of an Aristotelian science
Aristotelian axiomatics and geometrical axiomatics
Aristotelian induction
(with Ilpo Halonen) Aristotelian explanations
Aristotle's incontinent logician
On the development of Aristotle's ideas of scientific method and the structure of science
What was Aristotle doing in his early logic, anyway?: A reply to Woods and Hansen
Concepts of scientific method from Aristotle to Newton
The fallacy of fallacies
Socratic questioning, logic, and rhetoric
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ISBN: 9781402020407
ISBN-10: 1402020406
Series: Jaakko Hintikka Selected Papers : Book 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.19