Aristotle's Demonstrative Logic

@article{Corcoran2009AristotlesDL,
  title={Aristotle's Demonstrative Logic},
  author={J. Corcoran},
  journal={History and Philosophy of Logic},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={1 - 20}
}
  • J. Corcoran
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Logic
  • Demonstrative logic, the study of demonstration as opposed to persuasion, is the subject of Aristotle's two-volume Analytics. Many examples are geometrical. Demonstration produces knowledge (of the truth of propositions). Persuasion merely produces opinion. Aristotle presented a general truth-and-consequence conception of demonstration meant to apply to all demonstrations. According to him, a demonstration, which normally proves a conclusion not previously known to be true, is an extended… CONTINUE READING
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