demonstrations and demonstrative sciences

A demonstration (apodeixis) is “a deduction that produces knowledge”.

Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics contains his account of demonstrations and their role in knowledge.

From a modern perspective, we might think that this subject moves outside of logic to epistemology.

From Aristotle’s perspective, however, the connection of the theory of sullogismoi with the theory of knowledge is especially close.

via: http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2012/entries/aristotle-logic/

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