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Augustinianum

Volume 52, Issue 1, June 2012

Michele Malatesta
Pages 299-338

Filologia E Logica Utilità Della Logica Come Strumento Complementare Della Filologia
Il Caso Di Sant' Agostino

Synchronic and diachronic philology is a necessary but insufficient condition for studying rhetoricians and philosophers of the Ancient world. Knowledge of formal logic in order to understand their works is also required. As a rhetorician-turned-philosopher Augustine not only utilized Stoic and Aristotelian logic but also exceeded the boundary of such formal languages using both original inference patterns unknown to such formal systems and disclosing new horizons to Western philosophy.

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