Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Aristotle’s Modal Logic: Essence and Entailment in the Organon

By Richard Patterson (NHC Fellow, 1985–86)

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995

From the publisher’s description:

Aristotle's Modal Logic presents a radically new interpretation of Aristotle's logic by arguing that a proper understanding of the system depends on an appreciation of its connection to the metaphysics. Patterson establishes that there is a fundamental connection between Aristotle's logic of possibility and necessity, and his metaphysics; that this connection extends far beyond the widely recognized tie to scientific demonstration and relates to the more basic distinction between the essential and accidental properties of a subject.

Subjects
Philosophy / Classics / Metaphysics / Classical Greek Philosophy / Logic / Modal Logic / Aristotle /

Patterson, Richard (NHC Fellow, 1985–86). Aristotle's Modal Logic: Essence and Entailment in the Organon. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995.