Against the Canonical Listings

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


The tables and discussion so far differ from those traditionally offered. This chapter is about what is missing and why. The relevant sections of the Prior Analytics are mainly A10 and A11. And I will follow Aristotle’s text closely in order to best explain the omissions I make – for there are differences between what Aristotle’s text requires and what an interpretive tradition requires. All the way through An.Pr. A9–11, Aristotle gives a new and separate proof of each modal syllogism. He does not take the mixed syllogisms as entirely trivial and obvious.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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