Author Archives: Sara L. Uckelman

Commentary/book review: Virginie Greene, Logical Fictions in Medieval Literature and Philosophy (part 2)

(Read part 1 of the review.) Part I: Logical Fables Chapter 1: Abelard’s donkey: the non-existent particular Greene: “What is the contrary of a lion? Some may say a mouse; some may say a snail. What is the contradictory of … Continue reading

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Commentary/book review: Virginie Greene, Logical Fictions in Medieval Literature and Philosophy (part 1)

At the recent International Medieval Congress earlier this month, I was posting photos of books I’d bought on FB every evening: I was quite excited about a book I’d never hard of before, in my first day’s haul, looked really … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 1-4, 2019

What is the Matter of/with Medieval Philosophy? Call for paper proposals in the area of medieval philosophy for one or more sessions to be submitted to the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 1-4, 2019 Sponsored by the Durham Centre for … Continue reading

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What does demonology have to do with logic?

I recently found out (through falling into a research rabbit hole courtesy of wikipedia, that James I/VI wrote a book on demonology. Never one to let a sound and orderly research programme get in the way of interesting side-projects, I … Continue reading

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Why do we study medieval logic?

Earlier this week I was up in St. Andrews for the excellent conference on Medieval Logic and Its Contemporary Relevance, a week after coming back from another very excellent conference, on Feminist Philosophy and Formal Logic. The FP&FL conference sparked … Continue reading

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What problem was Ladd trying to solve?

Last weekend I was at an amazing conference on Feminist Philosophy and Formal Logic (which I’ve written about elsewhere), during which there were a number of papers on the history of women and logic. Frederique Janssen-Lauret gave a paper on … Continue reading

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Not quite medieval, not quite logic: Proclus’s commentary on Euclid

Earlier this week I was following up on some notes I’d scribbled down over a month ago in a meeting with a colleague, one of which was “Proclus: Image in the water”. A bit of googling later, and I found … Continue reading

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