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Truth, etc.: Six Lectures on Ancient Logic

Jonathan Barnes


This book is a study of ancient logic based upon the John Locke lectures given in Oxford. Its six chapters discuss the following: firstly, certain ancient ideas about truth; secondly, the Aristotelian conception of predication; thirdly, various ideas about connectors which were developed by the ancient logicians and grammarians; fourthly, the notion of logical form, insofar as it may be discovered in the ancient texts; fifthly, the question of the ‘justification of deduction’; and sixthly, the attitude which has been called logical utilitarianism and which restricts the scope of logic to those ... More

Keywords: ancient logic, John Locke lectures, truth, predication, connectors, grammarians, logical form, ancient texts, justification of deduction, utilitarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199568178
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Barnes, author
Université de Paris-Sorbonne