Tag Archives: Aristotle

Integrating medieval logicians into Introduction to Logic

Term starts next week, and I am so pleased to be teaching again what is probably my favorite course ever, Introduction to Logic. Most of it is going to be a pretty standard Intro Logic course: syntax and semantics of … Continue reading

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Non-reflexive consequence relations

Among the many notes that I scribbled on handouts at the AAL a few weeks ago, one of them (on the handout for Colin Caret’s talk “Prospects for Non-Reflexivity” reads “Medieval non-reflexivity? Examples where “. I had a vague feeling … Continue reading

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Why should we care about history of logic? (expanded)

The goal of this post is to expand on the slides, linked in the previous post, for the talk I gave at the Australasian Association of Logic two weeks ago, on “Why should we care about history of logic?” This … Continue reading

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Pre-1600 logic on googlebooks

I’ve been spending most of my time thinking about modern stuff rather than medieval stuff in the last few weeks, but there’s nothing like a commitment to have a post on this blog every Thursday to make sure I think … Continue reading

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Things that Everybody Knows which are not actually true

Up until a few days ago, if you’d asked me who was responsible for the view that “Man is rational animal”, or, more precisely, that rationality (or perhaps risiblity, or perhaps both) was the difference via which the species humans … Continue reading

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Bacon on animal communication

I have three desks in my office, which provides me with a lot of space for paper to accumulate. Much of this paper contains scribbled notes to self that I make while attending conferences and lectures or while reading, little … Continue reading

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