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12 Grote on Aristotle’s Logic

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Modern studies of Aristotle's logical works have been deeply informed by modern logical theory. Beginning with Lukasiewicz and Scholz, historians of logic have used the methods of symbolic logic to interpret Aristotle's logical theories, and with rich results. George Grote's picture of Aristotle's logic, and indeed his picture of logic itself, is heavily influenced by a separate issue going back at least to Francis Bacon. From a modern perspective, Aristotle's most significant achievement as a logician is his theory of valid inference, usually known today as the syllogistic. Grote proceeds largely by way of paraphrase, in the tradition of ancient commentators like Sophonias. Although Grote does not pretend to be offering an edition of Aristotle's logical works, he is thoroughly familiar with ancient and modern commentators and sometimes engages with them on philological points.

Keywords: Aristotle's logic; Francis Bacon; George Grote; Sophonias



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