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Author: Orna Harari

1 Introduction The natural answer to the question why logical reconstructions figure in ancient commentaries on philosophical works is that they serve as pedagogical and exegetical tools. They clarify the argumentative structure of discussions found in the base-text; they lend credence to

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

Hermeneutics, Logic and Reconstruction Friedrich Reinmuth (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald) Abstract Using a short excerpt from Anselm’s Responsio as an example, this paper tries to present logical reconstruction as a special type of exegetical interpretation by paraphrase that is subject

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Logical reconstruction is a fundamental philosophical method for achieving clarity concerning the prerequisites, presuppositions and the logical structure of natural language arguments. The scope and limits of this method have become visible not least through its intense application to Anselm of Canterbury’s notorious proofs for the existence of God. This volume collects, on the one hand, reconstructions of Anselmian arguments that take account of the problems of reconstruction and, on the other hand, theoretical reflections on reconstruction with a view to Anselm. We hope that this will allow the reader to critically assess the merits of the theoretical The journal provides a forum for articles in which classical philosophical texts are interpreted by drawing on the resources on modern formal logic. All contributions are double blind peer-reviewed. Information concerning the contents of past volumes (abstracts of all published papers) and plans for future volumes (call for papers, etc.) can be found on the website: www.rub.de/philosophy/pla

Hermeneutics, Logic and Reconstruction Friedrich Reinmuth (Ernst-Moritz-Amdt-Universitat Greifswald) Abstract Using a short excerpt from Anselm's Responsio as an example, this paper tries to present logical reconstruction as a special type of exegetical interpretation by paraphrase that is

In: Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction: Anselm as a Model Case
Author: Ralf Busse

a novel interpretation of DM §8, which overcomes two points of misinterpretation. The main aim of this paper is to vindicate and elaborate on his line of interpretation by offering a precise logically valid reconstruction of Leibniz’s argument in first-order predicate logic. Towards the end of the

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction Anselm as a Model Case. Introduction Friedrich Reinmuth, Geo Siegwart (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald), Christian Tapp (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Logical reconstruction is a fundamental philosophical method for achieving clarity con- cerning

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction: Anselm as a Model Case

In: Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction: Anselm as a Model Case

A Logical Reconstruction of Medieval Terminist Logic in Conceptual Realism Nino B. Cocchiarella, Indiana University 1. Introduction Medieval logic was a philosophical logic, by which we mean a logic that is based on a philosophical theory of predication, which in turn is based on a theory of

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction Anselm as a Model Case. Introduction Friedrich Reinmuth, Geo Siegwart (Emst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitat Greifswald), Christian Tapp (Ruhr-Universitiit Bochum) Logical reconstruction is a fundamental philosophical method for achieving clarity con

In: Theory and Practice of Logical Reconstruction: Anselm as a Model Case

in the source texts was often considered as an important part of the commentator’s job. Often, but not always, the reconstruction of arguments was used to demonstrate the consistency and logical cogency of these texts and thus served to establish or protect their epistemic authority. A precise

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis