Remarks on Axiomatic Rejection in Aristotle’s Syllogistic

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In the paper we examine the method of axiomatic rejection used to describe the set of nonvalid formulae of Aristotle's syllogistic. First we show that the condition which the system of syllogistic has to fulfil to be ompletely axiomatised, is identical to the condition for any first order theory to be used as a logic program. Than we study the connection between models used or refutation in a first order theory and rejected axioms for that theory. We show that any formula of syllogistic enriched with classical connectives is decidable using models in the domain with three members.
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