Tag Archives: Lambert of Auxerre

The Logicians Who Say ‘Ne’

I’m currently in Stockholm for the 3rd Nordic Logic Summer School where I’ve been giving a introduction to logic in the Middle Ages. I brought along the Big Four (the textbooks of Bacon, Sherwood, Lambert, and Peter), as well as … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Yesterday I was writing up comments on an essay on Heloise and Abelard, and found myself, somewhat to my surprise, stubbornly referring to her exclusively as “d’Argenteuil”. After all, we call him “Abelard”, not “Peter”, so why shouldn’t we afford … Continue reading

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Medieval logicians on ‘and’, Part 2

In this post I continue my tour through what medieval logicians have to say about ‘and’ or conjunction (here is Part 1). Roger Bacon in the Art and Science of Logic [1] introduces a distinction between when ‘and’ is used … 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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Temporal propositions in Tractatus Anagnini

Recently I’ve been working on a paper looking at temporal and local propositions in the 13th and 14th C. Originally, it was to be just the 13th C, and just Roger Bacon, William of Sherwood, Peter of Spain, and Lambert … Continue reading

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Boethius & Lambert on the requirements for significative speech

In an attempt to get more people reading medieval philosophy, I’ve been smuggling medieval authors into the philosophy of language courses I teach at Durham. This year, I had my 2nd years read Book 1, Ch. 1 of Boethius’s commentary … Continue reading

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