Truth and Contradiction in Aristotle's De Interpretatione 6-9

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Truth and Contradiction in Aristotle's De Interpretatione 6-9

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Russell Edward
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-10T19:53:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Jones, Russell Edward. 2010. Truth and contradiction in Aristotle's De Interpretatione 6-9. Phronesis 55(1): 26-67. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0031-8868 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1568-5284 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10021578
dc.description.abstract In De Interpretatione 6-9, Aristotle considers three logical principles: the principle of bivalence, the law of excluded middle, and the rule of contradictory pairs (according to which of any contradictory pair of statements, exactly one is true and the other false). Surprisingly, Aristotle accepts none of these without qualification. I offer a coherent interpretation of these chapters as a whole, while focusing special attention on two sorts of statements that are of particular interest to Aristotle: universal statements not made universally and future particular statements. With respect to the former, I argue that Aristotle takes them to be indeterminate and so to violate the rule of contradictory pairs. With respect to the latter, the subject of the much discussed ninth chapter, I argue that the rule of contradictory pairs, and not the principle of bivalence, is the focus of Aristotle’s refutation. Nevertheless, Aristotle rejects bivalence for future particular statements. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Philosophy en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Brill Academic Publishers en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1163/003188610X12589452898804 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject truth en_US
dc.subject falsehood en_US
dc.subject contradiciton en_US
dc.subject bivalence en_US
dc.subject De Interpretatione en_US
dc.title Truth and Contradiction in Aristotle's De Interpretatione 6-9 en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Author's Original en_US
dc.relation.journal Phronesis en_US
dash.depositing.author Jones, Russell Edward
dc.date.available 2012-12-10T19:53:15Z

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