Disjunction and conjunction in Euclid's "Elements"

Abstract : A survey is presented of the several ways disjunctive and conjunctive connectors are employed in the Elements. The presence of prepositive étoi in exclusive disjunctions puts the formulation of this connector remarkably in line with Stoic prescriptions., Conjunction on the other formulated in and, is various ways, permitting the avoidance of ambiguities. A final discussion is offered of the extent to which Stoic doctrines might have depended on the linguistic systematization displayed in the canonical mathematical style.
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Fabio Acerbi. Disjunction and conjunction in Euclid's "Elements". Histoire Epistémologie Langage, SHESL/EDP Sciences, 2008, XXX (1), pp. 21-47. ⟨10.3406/hel.2008.3131⟩. ⟨halshs-00346174⟩

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