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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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Upcoming Conference: Inaugural Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic – Validity throughout History

At the end of May, UCLA will host the first Pan-American Symposium on the History of Logic[=PASHL]. For four days (24-28 May), experts on different logical and philosophical traditions – from Antiquity to the early 20th century – will meet … Continue reading

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Notre-Dame de Paris and Medieval Philosophy

Monday night people across the world watched in horror as one of the most iconic buildings in France burned. The scenes of the raging inferno and the toppling steeple were horrifying, and the tragedy was compounded by uncertainty — would … Continue reading

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On Ladies’ Fashion, Plastic Surgery, and the History of Logic and Philosophy

My last two entries for the column What’s hot in medieval reasoning are really a two-parter on the History of Philosophy and the History of Logic. It’s both a bit personal and more than a bit silly – but I … Continue reading

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