Axiomatisierung zwischen Platon und Aristoteles

Title: Axiomatisierung zwischen Platon und Aristoteles
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2004
Published In: Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung
Description: During history of philosophy, it was a shared opinion that Aristotle was the first who formulated a clear idea of axiomatization of scientific knowledge. While this view has been criticized in recent years, the articleメs major goal is to rehabilitate it partly, but from a new point of view. Starting point is a distinction between two quite different interpretations about what モaxiomatizationヤ really is which has become important since Hilbertメs axiomatization of geometry: a モlogical-analyticalヤ interpretation, and a モmodel-theoreticalヤ one. Based on this distinction, the paper shows firstly that Aristotle can be seen as the founding father of the モlogical-analyticalヤ interpretation. Secondly, it is argued that we can find in the pseudo-platonic Epinomis some hints at a model-theoretic interpretation of axiomatics which opens up a new glance at Platoメs most famous concept: the モidea of the good.ヤ
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Citation: Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung. 58. 224 - 245.
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