He did not regard logic as a branch of mathematics, as the title of his earlier pamphlet might be taken to imply, but he pointed out such a deep analogy between the symbols of algebra and those which can be made, in his opinion, to represent logical forms and syllogisms, that we can hardly help saying that logic is mathematics restricted to the two quantities, o and 1.
Moreover, it is clear that Aristotle addressed himself to readers as well as hearers, as in concluding his whole theory of syllogisms he says, " There would remain for all of you or for our hearers (763,7 co y uµWV rt T&?v ipcpoapEVwv) a duty of according to the defects of the investigation consideration, to its discoveries much gratitude " (Sophistical Elenchi, 34, 184 b 6).
He may have laid out the sequence of syllogisms from the Analytics onwards; but how about the Categories and the De Interpretatione?
A degenerate society cared nothing for syllogisms grown threadbare by repetition.
His name has been preserved chiefly by some celebrated, though false and captious, syllogisms of which he was the reputed author.
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