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Introduction Pieter Sjoerd Hasper, Christof Rapp – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Three years ago, the conference “Lost in Logical Space” on Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations took place in Berlin (under the generous auspices of the Excellence Cluster TOPOI). It brought together, for the first time, with only a few exceptions, everyone working on the main topics Aristotle deals with in that work. Appreci- ating the quality of many of the contributions, we decided to assemble the most important ones in a collection of articles and to look for a few useful additions. We are very pleased that History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis was willing to accept this collection in their series. Indeed, a volume dedicated to Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations could not have found a more appropriate series to appear in, since the analysis of arguments in which something goes wrong without it being immediately clear what, stands at the beginning of philosophical analysis in general and the development of logic in particular. Not that Aristotle was the first ever to engage in such analysis – of course there was Plato before him, but also some Sophists and philosophers responding to the arguments of Parmenides and Zeno introduced useful analyses and distinctions. But http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis Brill

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Abstract

Pieter Sjoerd Hasper, Christof Rapp – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Three years ago, the conference “Lost in Logical Space” on Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations took place in Berlin (under the generous auspices of the Excellence Cluster TOPOI). It brought together, for the first time, with only a few exceptions, everyone working on the main topics Aristotle deals with in that work. Appreci- ating the quality of many of the contributions, we decided to assemble the most important ones in a collection of articles and to look for a few useful additions. We are very pleased that History of Philosophy and Logical Analysis was willing to accept this collection in their series. Indeed, a volume dedicated to Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations could not have found a more appropriate series to appear in, since the analysis of arguments in which something goes wrong without it being immediately clear what, stands at the beginning of philosophical analysis in general and the development of logic in particular. Not that Aristotle was the first ever to engage in such analysis – of course there was Plato before him, but also some Sophists and philosophers responding to the arguments of Parmenides and Zeno introduced useful analyses and distinctions. But

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Published: Apr 5, 2012

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