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dc.contributor.authorRead, Stephen
dc.identifier.citationRead , S 2015 , ' Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential import ' , Journal of the American Philosophical Association , vol. 1 , no. 3 , pp. 535-544 .
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dc.descriptionThis work was initially supported by Research Grant AH/F018398/1 (Foundations of Logical Consequence) from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK.en
dc.description.abstractJan Lukasiewicz's treatise on Aristotle's Syllogistic, published in the 1950s, has been very influential in framing contemporary understanding of Aristotle's logical systems. However, Lukasiewicz's interpretation is based on a number of tendentious claims, not least, the claim that the syllogistic was intended to apply only to non-empty terms. I show that this interpretation is not true to Aristotle's text and that a more coherent and faithful interpretation admits empty terms while maintaining all the relations of the traditional square of opposition.
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dc.subjectSquare of oppositionen
dc.subjectEmpty termsen
dc.subjectBC Logicen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.titleAristotle and Lukasiewicz on existential importen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorArts and Humanities Research Councilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Philosophyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Arché Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studiesen
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