The Logic of the Articles in Traditional Philosophy

A Contribution to the Study of Conceptual Structures

  • E. M. Barth

Part of the Synthese Historical Library book series (SYHL, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. The Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. M. Barth
      Pages 3-33
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      Pages 34-49
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      Pages 50-71
  3. Historical Survey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
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      Pages 180-203
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      Pages 204-287
  4. Descent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
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      Pages 291-336
  5. Ascent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
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      Pages 417-456
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      Pages 457-481
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 482-539

About this book


When the original Dutch version of this book was presented in 1971 to the University of Leiden as a thesis for the Doctorate in philosophy, I was prevented by the academic mores of that university from expressing my sincere thanks to three members of the Philosophical Faculty for their support of and interest in my pursuits. I take the liberty of doing so now, two and a half years later. First and foremost I want to thank Professor G. Nuchelmans warmly for his expert guidance of my research. A number of my most im­ portant sources were brought to my attention by him. During the whole process of composing this book his criticism and encouragement were carried out in a truly academic spirit. He thereby provided working conditions that are a sine qua non for every author who is attempting to approach controversial matters in a scientific manner, conditions which, however, were not easily available at that time. In a later phase I also came into contact with Professors L. M. de Rijk and J. B. Ubbink, with both of whom I had highly stimulating discussions and exchanges of ideas. The present edition contains some entirely new sections, viz. 1-9, IV-29, V-9, V-20, VII-14 (iii), (iv), VII-17 (i), VIII-22, IX-17, IX-19, X-9 and XI-8. Section X-9 was inspired by a remark made by Professor A.


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Proposition deontic logic logic philosophy predicate logic reduction semantics

Authors and affiliations

  • E. M. Barth
    • 1
  1. 1.UtrechtNetherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1187-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9866-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0082-111X
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