Monthly Archives: May 2016

Introduction: Gustavo Fernandez Walker

Hi everyone! My name is Gustavo Fernández Walker, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am currently Associate Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín. I did a PhD in Medieval Philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Yesterday I was writing up comments on an essay on Heloise and Abelard, and found myself, somewhat to my surprise, stubbornly referring to her exclusively as “d’Argenteuil”. After all, we call him “Abelard”, not “Peter”, so why shouldn’t we afford … Continue reading

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Spotlight on William of Sherwood

When one thinks of the big names of medieval logic, it’s probably ones like William of Ockham, Jean Buridan, and Walter Burley that come to mind — or, if you’re a 13th C person, maybe Peter of Spain. So people … Continue reading

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Ockham’s Razor as a Principle of (Epistemic) Agency

During a recent workshop in Bucharest I asked the participants to connect two dots on a piece of paper.* Guess what! They all chose the simplest way of doing it and drew a perfectly straight line. This is perhaps not … Continue reading

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Medieval logicians on ‘and’, Part 3

(If you like, you can read Part 1 and Part 2). The best part about this series is that when Thursday afternoon comes around and I realize “Oh! We need something to post on the Medieval Logic blog!”, all I … Continue reading

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