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Logic
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1. General remarks

Aristotle’s six works on logic, collectively known as the órganon (Greek, “instrument,” “method”), largely determined the logic of the early modern era. These works included the key doctrine in the Prior Analytics (also called syllogistic, “The Art of Closure”); the general methodology and doctrine of proofs in the Posterior Analytics; the theory of concept formation and application (Topos); the doctrine of propositions; the doctrine of …

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Henrich, Jörn, “Logic”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023461>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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