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Inference from signs [electronic resource] : ancient debates about the nature of evidence / James Allen.

Author/Creator:
Allen, James V.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (292 p.)
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Subjects:
Inference -- History.
Evidence -- History.
Logic, Ancient.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
James Allen presents an original and penetrating investigation of the notion of inference from signs, which played a central role in ancient philosophical and scientific method. Allen masters a broad range of ancient texts, discussing Aristotle, the Sceptics, the Stoics, and the Epicureans, to provide the first comprehensive treatment of his topic. - ;James Allen presents an original and penetrating investigation of the notion of inference from signs, which played a central role in ancient philosophical and scientific method. Inference from Signs examines an important chapter in ancient episte
Contents:
Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; Study I: Aristotle on Sign-inference and Related Forms of Argument; Study II: Rationalism, Empiricism, and Scepticism: Sextus Empiricus' Treatment of Sign-inference; Study III: The Stoics on Sign-inference and Demonstration; Study IV: Epicurean Sign-inference in Philodemus; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index Locorum; General Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references ([255]-264) and indexes.
ISBN:
1-281-99877-X
9786611998776
0-19-156834-1
OCLC:
328138633