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Dialectical school

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A039-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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An offshoot of the Megarian school, and active c.350–250 bc, the Dialectical school was an important precursor of Stoic logic. Its leading members were Diodorus Cronus and Philo. Its interests included modality, conditionals and logical puzzles. Its primary allegiance was probably Socratic, but with some additional debt to the Eleatic Zeno.

Citing this article:
Sedley, David. Dialectical school, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A039-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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