Author Archives: Sara L. Uckelman

PhD position in theoretical philosophy at University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is advertising a PhD position in theoretical philosophy at University of Gothenburg. The theme is open: it can be anything that fits the supervisory capacities of the faculty of theoretical philosophy, including metaphysics, philosophy of … Continue reading

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3 year position in Ancient/Medieval Islamic Philosophy at LMU München

LMU München has a three-year position open for an “assistant” (research and teaching) in late ancient and Islamic philosophy. Deadline is Oct 1, 2020. Text of advertisement: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of the largest and most esteemed institutions of higher … Continue reading

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Sten Ebbesen receives honorary degree from University of Bologna

Anyone who has had more than passing contact with the field of medieval logic, grammar, rhetoric, semantics has come across Sten Ebbesen, whose work is wide-ranging in time, place, and content. In February 2020 he received the “Laurea ad honorem” … Continue reading

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William of Sherwood on Necessity and Contingency

This afternoon I gave a talk on “William of Sherwood on Necessity and Contingency” at Advances in Modal Logic 2020. The slides are available here.

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Dr. Graziana Ciola interviews Dr. Sara L. Uckelman…

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Medieval modal logic: some short readings

I’m deep in the throws of the early research stages of a new paper, which means I need an outlet for collecting information and sorting out thoughts…i.e., I need to write blog posts! This will be the first of perhaps … Continue reading

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Blinkered approaches and narrow-minded European-centrism: an apology

Last week I posted a quick and dirty recommended reading list for “getting started in medieval logic”, as the title of the post said. This post was shared in the Medieval Logic FB group, where it immediately sparked a discussion … Continue reading

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What Should I Read? Recommendations for getting started in medieval logic

Two weeks ago I was at a workshop and someone asked me what books they should read if they wanted to get started in medieval logic — not secondary sources, but which primary texts. I told him I’d write up … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Aristotelian Tradition: Aristotle’s Works on Logic and Metaphysics and Their Reception in the Middle Ages edited by Börje Bydén and Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist

Last month, I published a review of this book in Revista Española de Filosofía Medieval. The review is freely available to read online here. With a few reservations (specifically regarding its coverage of the Arabic developments), I highly recommend the … Continue reading

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Infinitary Logic in the Middle Ages?

Earlier this week I attended Computability in Europe, where I enjoyed catching up with many logic and computability friends, and answering random “did they do X in the Middle Ages?” questions. One in particular warranted a blog post; Benjamin Rin … Continue reading

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