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Three-year lectureship in medieval philosophy, Charles University, Prague

Boosting the signal: Job offer: Lecturer in philosophy Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Faculty of Arts, Charles University The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University invites applications for one full-time three-year position at the … Continue reading

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Brill’s “Investigating Medieval Philosophy” series

In case any of our readers don’t already know about it, Brill has a book series “Investigating Medieval Philosophy”, edited by John Marenbon and with an editor board: consisting of Margaret Cameron, Simo Knuuttila, Christopher J. Martin, and our very … Continue reading

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John Trevisa on the rational soul

Earlier this week I picked up John Trevisa’s Middle English translation of Bartholomeus Anglicus’s De Proprietatibus Rerum ‘On the Properties of Things’, for reasons entirely unrelated to logic and philosophy (mostly because I wanted to learn things like “why do … Continue reading

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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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The Historian (of Logic)’s Craft – A conversation with Calvin Normore

Today, rummaging through my files, I stumbled upon the transcript of a very informal interview I had several months ago with Calvin Normore, for an issue of The Reasoner that I guest edited. Since it might be of interests for the readers of … 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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On Bad Academic Writing, Dress Code and the Discreet Charm of the Scholastic quaestio

After an online exchange with Sara Uckemlan, Mark Thakkar, Magali Roques and Edward Buckner about bad academic writing, I scribbled down a few thoughts for The Reasoner about the infamous quaestio and the Scholastic style.   What’s Hot in … Medieval Reasoning   … Continue reading

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