Author Archives: Sara L. Uckelman

Syllogism Mnemonics

The other day a colleague of mine asked if I had anything I could send him regarding the medieval syllogism mnemonics. I told him there was some info in the textbook I’m writing, but it’s rather idiosyncratic to the way … Continue reading

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What is a lie?

All right, so this isn’t quite logic per se, but it is what I’ve been thinking quite a bit about lately, and it certainly has its connections to logic. Typical modern definitions of lying run along these lines: “A lie … Continue reading

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Bibliography of literature on obligations

For many years now, I’ve maintained a bibliography of literature on obligationes. It has moved around from website to website as I’ve moved around from place to place, and unfortunately my current academic webspace is so limited, I can’t spare … Continue reading

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Four grades of necessity in Buridan

I’m currently reading through Paloma Pérez-Ilzarbe and María Cerezo’s History of Logic and Semantics: Studies on the Aristotelian and Terminist Traditions, a collection of papers in honor of Angel d’Ors, and learning all sorts of interesting things. In Calvin Normore’s … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Thomas Bricot

I’m moving office right now, which involves packing up all of my books (my dept. admin expressed doubt when I said seven crates wouldn’t be enough; I’ve now filled up that many twice, and still have about 1-2 more crates’ … Continue reading

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Iterated epistemic modalities

There is a lot of very interesting medieval work on epistemic modalities, usually found in treatises De scire et dubitare, and whenever I present on this material at conferences, contemporary logicians always want to know whether they considered iterated modalities. … Continue reading

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Nugatoriness (Part 2)

This post follows up on one from a few weeks ago, where I started investigating the word nugatoria in the context of medieval logic. What I discovered (thanks google!) when writing that post is that the Ars Emmerana has an … Continue reading

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