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Aristotle and the intuitionists
(Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek, 2013-06)
Intuitionist mathematics has claimed a philosophy deriving from Kant. This paper aims to draw attention to significant similarities with a much older source, Aristotle. At the same time, the connection should not be ...
The Master Argument of Diodorus Cronus as an alternative account of modality
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
This paper considers an argument due to Diodorus Cronus (3rd century BCE), called by the ancients the Master Argument, which provides a theory of modality different from the modern orthodoxy of modal logic. It is argued ...
On the Finitude of Time in Aristotle and Leibniz
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2017)
This paper considers an argument called here the Shift argument, which has the upshot, it will be argued, that time cannot be infinite into the past but must have had a beginning or first instant. The Shift argument can ...
Euclid's geometry: the case of contradiction
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2019)
This paper surveys Euclid’s geometry. After raising philosophical questions about the relation between the diagrams and the words, the question is raised concerning how there can be a diagram appropriate to a reductio ad ...