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Inference from Signs: Ancient Debates about the Nature of Evidence

 
 
 
 
Inference from Signs: Ancient Debates about the Nature of Evidence
Author: James Allen
ISBN 13: 9780198250944
ISBN 10: 198250940
Edition: 1
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: 2001-08-09
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 296
List Price: $125.00
 
 

Original and penetrating, this book investigates of the notion of inference from signs, which played a central role in ancient philosophical and scientific method. It examines an important chapter in ancient epistemology: the debates about the nature of evidence and of the inferences based on it—or signs and sign-inferences as they were called in antiquity. As the first comprehensive treatment of this topic, it fills an important gap in the histories of science and philosophy.