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The main credited father of logic is widely considered to be the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle Interested in every area of human knowledge about the world Aristotle aimed to unify all of them in a coherent system of thought by developing a common methodology that would serve equally well as the procedure for learning about any disciplineHurley 5 For Aristotle then logic is the instrument the organon by means of which we come to know anything He proposed as formal rules for correct reasoning the basic principles of the categorical logic that was universally accepted by Western philosophers until the nineteenth century This system of thought regards assertions of the subject-predicate form as the primary expressions of truth in which features or properties are shown to inhere in individual substances In every discipline of human knowledgethen we seek to establish the things of some sort have features of a certain kind Aristotle further supposed that this logical scheme accurately represents the true nature of reality Thought language and reality are all alike in form so careful consideration of what we say can help us to understand the way things really are Beginning with simple descriptions of particular things we can eventually assemble our information in order to achieve a comprehensive view of the world2 The initial book in Aristotles collected logical works is the Categories It begins with a distinction among three ways in which the meaning of different uses of a predicate may be related to each other homonymy synonymy and paronymy Another of Aristotles logical works On Interpretation considers the use of predicates in combination with subjects to form propositions or assertions each of which is either true or false We usually determine the truth of a proposition by reference to our experience of the reality it conveys but Aristotle recognized that special difficulties arise in certain circumstances3 Although we grant the truth or falsity of propositions about past and present events propositions
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