The Roots of Logical Hylomorphism
12 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 24, 2015
The purpose of this paper is four-fold. Firstly, various explications of the logical hylomorphism will be sketched. Secondly, I propose to revisit certain interpretations of Aristotle’s syllogistic. I attempt to answer the question why Aristotle was not the founder of logical hylomorphism. Thirdly, I try to qualify the logical hylomorphism of Alexander of Aphrodisias. Finally, I focus on the medieval discussions on syncategoremata and consequences. My larger aim is to discuss the origin of formality criterion for the demarcation of logic.
Keywords: logical hylomorphism, logical form, logical matter, syllogistic, categorematic terms, syncategorematic terms, material consequence, formal consequence
JEL Classification: Z00
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