Statement and Inference, with Other Philosophical Papers - Vol. 1

Statement and Inference, with Other Philosophical Papers - Vol. 1

Statement and Inference, with Other Philosophical Papers - Vol. 1

Statement and Inference, with Other Philosophical Papers - Vol. 1

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These volumes embrace what seemed most valuable and best suited to publication of the late Professor John Cook Wilson's philosophical lectures and speculations. His reputation for Greek scholarship stood so high with his contemporaries that a strong desire was expressed that his best work in this field also should be collected under one view. Expense and the inchoate condition of his unpublished critical studies have prevented this. Two important sets of lectures were accessible in pupils' note-books and were put generously at my service. To fit them however for the learned public would have demanded laborious recasting, while the student has easy access to invaluable work in English on both these topics, Plato Republic and Aristotle Theory of Demonstrative Science.

His collections upon the Greek Scriptores Musici and Tactici and his careful studies in Plato's later dialogues only Wilson himself could have arranged.

It seemed therefore best simply to make a list of his published works, with a note of the places where they are to be found and an indication of their nature. This I have done

His logic lectures, on the other hand, could be presented in a form which does not indeed do justice to his powers but will, it is hoped, be of assistance to the philosophical student. Moreover, he had himself clearly contemplated their publication. They are supplemented by two special courses, by selected passages from his memoranda--especially a paper which he was preparing to read to the British Academy--and by his philosophic correspondence. The latter has, it will be . . .

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