Realizing Possibilities

  • Adriane Rini
Part of the The New Synthese Historical Library book series (SYNL, volume 68)


We have noted in Part II how helpful the red/green distinction from Chapter 4 proves to be in the apodeictic syllogistic. But, as we saw in Chapter 11, choosing red terms seems to make Q-propositions empty and so would make QQQs trivial in a very undesirable way. It is undesirable because it leaves us always trying to syllogize from false premises, and whatever modern logic has to say about that, it does not suit Aristotle’s scientific method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Massey University, Philosophy - HPCPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

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