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The Stoic Theory of Sign and Proof

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The theory of sign and proof is an essential component of Stoic epistemology. This book examines the fragmentary evidence from Sextus Empiricus and sheds light on the two aspects that characterise signs and proofs: the logical relation that holds between a sign and that which it signifies and an additional epistemic relation that is called revelation. All signs feature in conditionals that are true in virtue of the strong modal account of conditionals that the Stoics developed. This modal account is one aspect that makes it possible to gain certain knowledge of that which is signified. But signs and proofs must also reveal that which they signify to produce knowledge. This requirement is fulfilled when an inference proceeds from premises that are justified through knowledge of the causal relation in virtue of which the premises are true.

About the author

Fabian Ruge studied philosophy and Latin in Halle and Berlin and completed his doctorate in ancient philosophy in 2021 in Munich. He holds a position as research associate at Ruhr University Bochum.

Product details

Authors Fabian Ruge
Publisher Schwabe Verlag Basel
Languages German, English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.07.2022
EAN 9783796545559
ISBN 978-3-7965-4555-9
No. of pages 166
Dimensions 154 mm x 22 mm x 226 mm
Weight 406 g
Series Philosophical Studies in Ancient Thought
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Philosophy > Antiquity
Non-fiction book > Philosophy, religion > Philosophy: antiquity to present day

Demonstration, Sign, Logic, Sextus Empiricus, Argument, Epistemology, Truth, Philosophie: Logik, Philosophie: Epistemologie und Erkenntnistheorie, Philosophie: Metaphysik und Ontologie, Proof, PSAT, causation, conditional, Stoicism

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