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Bulthuis on Burley on propositions

Over at the blog of the APA today, there’s an excellent interview with Nathaniel Bulthuis, whose research on Walter Burley’s views on the nature of propositions is germane to the interests of medieval logic. Among the many quite interesting things … Continue reading

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Why medieval logicians aren’t ‘medieval’

‘Medieval’ is so often used as a pejorative, particularly in contemporary culture. One only need to hang around with #twitterstorians and #medievaltwitter to hear the collective teeth grinding whenever ‘medieval’ gets used by, e.g., modern journalists in this way. Well, … Continue reading

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Scholastic learning in late 15th C Italy: One very small snapshot

Today I picked up an ILL book which I’d requested for reasons entirely unrelated to philosophy/logic: Cesare Cenci, Documentazione di vita assisana 1300-1530, volume II: 1449-1530 (Grottaferrata: Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas, 1975). Apparently, no one in Manchester is … Continue reading

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A brief note on logical constants.

Most of my logic this year has been modern rather than medieval, but a few nights ago while reading up on intuitionism for this morning’s seminar, I came across an interesting comment on Dummett’s semantic molecularism: Dummett’s proposal is that … Continue reading

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Who thinks that reason is social?

According to Aristotle’s Politics, humans are both rational and social animals. I wonder from what time onwards rationality and sociality were taken to be related. Of course you might think that they are not related in any interesting way. But … Continue reading

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Public lecture (Durham): “Medieval and Modern Explorations of Human Colour Perception” (Jan. 24)

This isn’t quite logic, but rather metaphysics, epistemology, and perception, but considering the audience of this blog, we figured some here might be interested in the following talk happening next week: “Medieval and Modern Explorations of Human Colour Perception” Dr. … Continue reading

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What can you think of?

The St Andrews medieval logic reading group has been working its way through Part II Fascicule 6 of the Logica Magna, which is on the truth and falsity of propositions. In the discussion of the Eighth Way (identified as Peter … Continue reading

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