Robert S Tragesser
RTragesser at compuserve.com
Sat Dec 13 10:30:15 EST 1997
Here are the "recent" books on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics. I
found the first (Byrne) the most exciting, thought Byrne doesn't wear the
old school tie, as the best increasingly don't.
Patrick H. Byrne ANALYSIS AND SCIENCE IN ARISTOTLE (SUNY, in
Richard D. McKirahan, PRINCIPLES AND PROOFS (Princeton)\
Michael Ferejohn, THE ORIGINS OF ARISTOTELIAN SCIENCE Yale
Paolo Mancosu's PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS & MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE
IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY Oxford, and references there to literature of
Galileo and the Post.AN.
See also the Preface or Introduction to Evert Beth's Foundations of Math
(the old classic) for his chagrin at having been bogged down with Kant.
It's worth mentioning that Deborah Modrak's ARISTOTLE:THE POWER OF
UChicago 1987 has a good pleasingly economical discussion of the
literature on "induction" qua dackward deduction.
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