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Stoic Logic
 
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Benson Mates
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Stoic Logic

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Benson Mates (1919-2009) received his B.A. at the University of Oregon in 1941. His graduate study at Cornell University was interrupted by the Second World War, and he completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 1948. Quoting the obituary written by Barry Stroud and Hans Sluga, Mates "made lasting contributions to philosophy, the history of ...more
148 pages
Published (first published February 24th 2014)
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Apr 02, 2011 AC rated it it was amazing
This is a book of fundamental importance. Though C.S. Peirce had early on realized that the Stoics had already anticipated what we would now call the sentential logic, it was Mates' breakthrough book that demonstrated that they had quite fully (though not systematically) grasped it. This is an important book, a work of impeccable scholarship (and in a field that is very difficult to work in).

His recent book on the Skeptics is no good, in my opinion. He was old when he did it.

The Leibnitz book is
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