Acknowledgments, Abstract, Introduction.
In praise of shallowness: a methodological credo Part 1: Preliminary notes Part 2: Setting the scene: some notes on the pre-history of logic Part 3: Aristotle's logic: the rise of essentialism Part 4: Essentialism besieged Part 5: The fall of essentialism Notes, Bibliography, Index of Names, Index of Subjects
Provides a broad, concise, accurate and up-to-date overview of the history of logic (up to and including the early modern period)
The first history of logic that explains logical theories as philosophical solutions to fundamental epistemological problems: it is the first extended treatment of the history of logic from the point of view of critical rationalism
Challenges previous and prevalent histories of logic
Unites the history of logic with the history of epistemology
The first extensive discussion of the philosophical and historical importance of extensionalism