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Selected Bibliography on the Master Argument, Diodorus Chronus, Philo the Dialectician

BIBLIOGRAPHY (in progress)

  1. Anscombe, G.Elizabeth M. 1956. "Aristotle and the Sea Battle. De Interpretatione Chapter Ix." Mind no. 65:1-15.

    Appendix: A note on Diodorus Cronus.

    Revised reprint in: J. M. E. Moravcsik (ed.) - Aristotle: A Collection of Critical Essays - London, Macmillan, 1968, pp. 15-33 and in: The Collected philosophical papers of G.E.M. Anscombe - Vol. I, Oxford, Blackwell, 1981, pp. 44-56

  2. Bäck, Allan. 1992. "Sailing through the Sea Battle." Ancient Philosophy no. 12:133-151.

  3. Barreau, Hervé. 1975. "Le Maître Argument De Diodore: Son Interprétation Traditionnelle, Sa Signification Historique, Sa Reconstitution Contemporaine." Cahiers Fundamenta Scientiae no. 46:1-51.

  4. ———. 2006. "Cléanthe Et Chrysippe Face Au Maître-Argument De Diodore." In Les Stoiciens Et Leur Logique, edited by Brunschwig, Jacques, 283-301. Paris: Vrin.

    Deuxième édition revue, augmentée et mise a jour (Première edition 1978, pp. 21-40).

  5. Barreau, Hervé, and Picolet, Françoise. 1978. "Suite Et Fin Sur Le Maître Argument De Diodore." Cahiers Fundamenta Scientiae no. 88:1-53.

    1) Françoise Picolet: Nouvelles remarques à propos de Diodore, pp. 7-11; Hervé Barreau: Conception diodoréenne et conception stoicienne du Maître Argument, pp. 15-53.

  6. Becker, Oskar. 1956. "Über Den "Kurieuon Logos" Des Diodoros Kronos." Rheinisches Museum für Philologie no. 99:289-304.

  7. Blanché, Robert. 1965. "Sur L'interpretation Du Kurieon Logos." Revue Philosophique no. 155:133-149.

  8. Bosley, Richard. 1978. "In Support of an Interpretation of on Int. 9." Ajatus no. 37:29-40.

  9. Boudot, Maurice. 1983. "L'argument Dominateur Et Le Temps Cyclique." Études Philosophiques:271-298.

  10. Celluprica, Vincenza. 1977. Il Capitolo 9 Del De Interpretatione Di Aristotele. Rassegna Di Studi 1930-1973. Bologna: Il Mulino.

  11. ———. 1977. "L'argomento Dominatore Di Diodoro Crono E Il Concetto Di Possibile in Crisippo." In Scuole Socratiche Minori E Filosofia Ellenistica, edited by Giannantoni, Gabriele, 55-73. Bologna: Il Mulino.

  12. ———. 1984. "Necessità Megarica E Fatalità Stoica." Elenchos no. 3:361-385.

  13. Eck, Job van. 1988. "Another Interpretation of Aristotle's De Interpretatione Ix. A Support for the So-Called Second Oldest or "Mediaeval" Interpretation." Vivarium.An International Journal for the Philosophy and Intellectual Life of the Middle Ages and Renaissance no. 26:19-38.

  14. Frede, Dorothea. 1970. Aristoteles Und Die Seeschlacht. Das Problem Der Contingentia Futura in De Interpretatione 9. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

  15. ———. 1972. "Omne Quod Est Quando Est Necesse Est Esse." Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie no. 54:153-167.

  16. ———. 1985. "The Sea-Battle Reconsidered. A Defence of the Traditional Interpretation." Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy no. 3:31-87.

    "In De Interpretatione 9, Aristotle treats the relationship between the truth and necessity of future contingents differently from those of the past or present, as exemplified by his consideration of the statement "A sea battle will take place tomorrow". While Aristotle clearly believes in the application of the "principle of bivalence" to the present and past, he does limit its application to the future, despite recent claims to the contrary."

  17. ———. 1990. "Fatalism and Future Truth." Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy no. 6:195-227.

  18. Gaskin, Richard. 1993. "Alexander's Sea Battle: A Discussion of Alexander of Aphrodisias De Fato 10." Phronesis.A Journal for Ancient Philosophy no. 38:75-94.

  19. ———. 1995. The Sea-Battle and the Master Argument. Aristotle and Diodorus Cronus on the Metaphysics of the Future. Berlin: de Gruyter.

  20. ———. 1996. "Sea Battles, Worn-out Cloaks, and Other Matters of Interpretation: Weidemann on Aristotle's Peri Hermeneias." Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie no. 78:48-59.

  21. Giannantoni, Gabriele. 1981. "Il Kyrieuon Logos Di Diodoro Crono." Elenchos no. 2:239-272.

  22. Goodman, Lenn E. 1999. "The Diodorean Modalities and the Master Argument." In From Puzzles to Principles? Essays on Aristotle's Dialectic, edited by Sim, May, 15-37. Lanham: Lexington Books.

  23. Hintikka, Jaakko. 1964. "The Once and Future Sea Fight: Aristotle's Discussion of Future Contingents in De Interpretatione Ix." Philosophical Review no. 74:461-492.

    Revised and reprinted as Chapter VIII in: J. Hintikka - Time and necessity. Studies in Aristotle's theory of modality - New York, Oxford University Press, 1973, pp. 147-178

  24. Hintikka, Jaakko, Knuuttila, Simo, and Remes, Unto. 1977. "Aristotle on Modality and Determinism." Acta Philosophica Fennica no. 29.

  25. Judson, Lindsay. 1988. "La Bataille Navale D'aujourd'hui. De Interpretatione Ix." Revue de Philosophie Ancienne no. 6:5-37.

    "Réexamen, mené dans la perspective de la philosophie analytique, des arguments discutés par Aristote à propos des futurs contigents et illustrés par l'exemple de la bataille navale. Aristote ne nie pas la "vérité-par-avance", mais il explique plutôt ce qui est erroné dans l'argument nécessitariste. En outre, il ne répond pas dans le De int. IX à l'argument de la vérité future, mais à un argument subtilement apparenté à celui-ci. Enfin il propose une solution qui vaut non seulement pour le problème qu'il discute, mais aussi pour d'autres problèmes posés par l'idée de "vérité-par-avance".

  26. Kneale, William, and Kneale, Martha. 1935. "Implication in the 4th Century." Mind no. 44:484-495.

  27. Michael, Frederick S. 1976. "What Is the Master Argument of Diodorus Cronos?" American Philosophical Quarterly no. 13:229-235.

  28. Mignucci, Mario. 1966. "L'argomento Dominatore E La Teoria Del'implicazione in Diodoro Crono." Vichiana no. 3:3-28.

  29. ———. 1996. "Ammonius on Future Contingent Propositions." In Rationality in Greek Thought, edited by Frede, Michael and Striker, Gisela, 279-310. xford: Clarendon Press.

  30. Muller, Robert. 1984. "Signification Historique Et Philosophique De L'argument Souverain De Diodore." Revue de Philosophie Ancienne no. 2:3-37.

  31. Picolet, Françoise. 1977. "A Propos D'une Reconstitution Recente Du Maître Argument De Diodore Cronus." Cahiers Fundamenta Scientiae no. 72:1-12.

    Sur Barreau (1975).

  32. Purtill, Richard L. 1973. "The Master Argument." Apeiron no. 7:31-36.

  33. Rescher, Nicholas. 1966. "A Version of the 'Master Argument' of Diodorus." Journal of Philosophy no. 63:438-445.

    Revised version as a Section of : Truth and Necessity in Temporal Perspective, in: N. Rescher, Essays in Philosophical Analysis, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburg Press, 1969, pp. 271-302 (see note 36, p. 296).

  34. Schuhl, Pierre-Maxime. 1960. Le Dominateur Et Les Possibles. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

  35. Seel, Gerhard. 1982. "Diodore Domine-T-Il Aristote?" Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale no. 87:293-313.

  36. Seel, Gerhard, Schneider, Jean-Pierre, and Schulthess, Daniel, eds. 2000. Ammonius and the Seabattle. Texts, Commentary, and Essays. Berlin: de Gruyter.

    Ammonius on Aristotle: De Interpretatione 9 (and 7,1-17).

    Greek text established by A. Busse, reprinted from CAG IV/v. English translation by David Blamk, revised by J.-P. Schneider and G. Seel.

    Philosophical commentary by Gerhard Seel. Essays by Mario Mignucci and Gerhard Seel.

    Contents: Part I. Preliminaries 1; Part II. Gerahrd Seel: Introduction. Future contingencies: the problem and its possible solutions 13; Part III. Ammonius on Aristotle: De Interpretatione 9 (and 7, 1-17). Greek text with an English translation 39; Part IV: Gerhard Seel: Philosophical commentary 131; Part V: Essays. Gerhard Seel: Ammonius' semantics of the assertoric sentence 213; Gerhard Seel: 'In a definite way true'; truth values and their modalisation in Ammonius 234; Mario Mignucci: Ammonius on future contingent propositions 247; Part VI: Bibliography 285; Part VII: Index of names 307; Index of passages cited 310-312.

  37. Spellman, Lynne. 1980. "Di 9. An Exegetical Stalemate." Apeiron no. 14:115-124.

  38. Sutula, John. 1976. "Diodorus and the "Master Argument"." Southern Journal of Philosophy no. 14:323-344.

    "Diodorus Cronus was a Megaric logician who was reputed to have derived from uncontroversial premises the surprising conclusion that the possible is that which either is or will be the case. Versions of his lost argument have been reconstructed recently by Prior, Hintikka, and Rescher. I analyze and compare these versions and argue that none of them forms a sound argument."

  39. Talanga, Josip. 1986. Zukunftsurteile Und Fatum. Eine Untersuchung Über Aristoteles' De Interpretatione 9 Und Ciceros De Fato, Mit Einem Uberblick Über Die Spätantiken Heimarmene-Lehren. Bonn: Habelt.

    See in particular pp. 169-185.

  40. Vuillemin, Jules. 1979. "L'argument Dominateur." Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale no. 84:225-257.

  41. ———. 1983. "Le Chapitre Ix Du De Interpretatione D'Aristote. Vers Une Réhabilitation De L'opinion Comme Connaissance Probable Des Choses Contingentes." Philosophiques no. 10:15-52.

  42. ———. 1984. Nécessité Ou Contingence: L'aporie De Diodore Et Les Systèmes Philosophiques. Paris: Éditions du Minuit.

  43. ———. 1984. "Un Système De Fatalisme Logique: Diodore Kronos." Revue de Philosophie Ancienne no. 3:39-72.

    Repris comme Chapitre III dans: J. Vuillemin, Nécessité ou contingence. L'aporie de Diodore et les systèmes philosophiques, Paris, Èditions de Minuit, 1984.

  44. ———. 1988. "Le Chapitre Ix Du De Interpretatione Et La Connaissance Probable." In Aristote Aujourd'hui, edited by Sinaceur, Mohammed Allal, 77-93. Paris: Éditions érès.

  45. ———. 1996. Necessity or Contingency. The Master Argument. Stanford: Center for the Study of Language and Information.

  46. ———. 1997. "Nouvelles Réflexions Sur L'argument Dominateur: Une Double Référence Au Temps Dans La Seconde Prémisse." Philosophie no. 55:14-30.

    "Révision de l'interprétation modale de la seconde prémisse de l'argument dominateur d'Epictète, selon laquelle l'impossible ne suit pas logiquement du possible, développée par l'Auteur dans son ouvrage intitulé Nécessité ou contingence: l'aporie de Diodore et les systèmes philosophiques (1984). L'Auteur reconstruit son analyse de l'argument aristotélicien du De Coelo et aménage le système chrysippéen à la lumière des principes aristotéliciens de la nécessité conditionnelle et de la contraction synchronique de la possibilité."

  47. Weidemann, Hermann. 1987. "Das Sogenannte Meisterargument Des Diodoros Kronos Und Der Aristotelische Möglichkeitsbegriff." Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie no. 69:18-53.

  48. ———. 2008. "Aristotle. The Megarics, and Diodorus Cronus on the Notion of Possibility." American Philosophical Quarterly no. 45:131-148.

  49. Wheeler, Samuel C.III. 1983. "Megarian Paradoxes as Eleatic Arguments." American Philosophical Quarterly no. 20:287-295.

  50. White, Michael J. 1980. "Necessity and Unactualized Possibilities in Aristotle." Philosophical Studies no. 31:298-298.

  51. Zeller, Eduard. 1882. "Über Den Kupieuwv Des Megarikers Diodorus." Sitzungberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften:151-159.

    Reprinted in E. Zeller, Kleine Schriften, Band I, ed. Otto Leuze, Berlin, Reimer, 1910, pp. 252-262.

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