- Series: Synthese Historical Library (Book 9)
- Hardcover: 217 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 1974 edition (March 31, 1974)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9027703957
- ISBN-13: 978-9027703958
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.6 x 6.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Ancient Logic and Its Modern Interpretations: Proceedings of the Buffalo Symposium on Modernist Interpretations of Ancient Logic, 21 and 22 April, 1972 (Synthese Historical Library) 1974th Edition
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Not only did Lukasiewicz inject fresh hypotheses, new concepts, and imaginative modern perspectives into the field, his enormous prestige and that of the Warsaw School of Logic reflected on the whole field of ancient logic studies. Suddenly, this previously somewhat dormant and obscure field became active and gained in respectability and importance in the eyes of logicians, mathematicians, linguists, analytic philosophers, and historians. Next to Aristotle himself and perhaps the Stoic logician Chrysippus, Lukasiewicz is the most prominent figure in ancient logic studies. A huge literature traces its origins to Lukasiewicz.
The book under review, Ancient Logic and Its Modern Interpretations, is based on the 1973 Buffalo Symposium on Modernist Interpretations of Ancient Logic, the first conference devoted entirely to critical assessment of the state of ancient logic studies. There are five parts. Part I Ancient Semantics contains articles by Norman Kretzmann, Ronald Zirin, and Newton Garver. Part II Modern Research in Ancient Logic contains articles by Ian Mueller and John Mulhern. Part III Aristotle's Logic contains articles by John Corcoran and Mary Mulhern. Part IV Stoic Logic contains articles by John Corcoran and Josiah Gould. Part V contains the edited transcript of the panel discussion held in final plenary session of the symposium and an article by John Corcoran on the future of research in the field that he presented before the panel discussion. Some of the papers have become classics. The fact that the book remains in print over 35 years after its initial publication is testimony of its quality and importance.