(with Conrad Asmus) “History of Logical Consequence,” pages 11–62 in Volume 11 of the The Handbook of the History of Logic, Dov Gabbay, Francis Jeffry Pelletier and John Woods (editors), North-Holland 2012.

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Consequence is a, if not the, core subject matter of logic. Aristotle’s study of the syllogism instigated the task of categorising arguments into the logically good and the logically bad; the task remains an essential element of the study of logic. In this essay, we give a quick history of the way logical consequence has been studied from Aristotle to the present day.

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