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Ex impossibili sequitur quidlibet in the 12th C

At the AAL conference in Melbourne in July, one of the questions that I was asked was about medieval discussions of ex falso/impossibili/contradictione quidlibet sequiter (and its correlate, ad necessarium quodlibet sequiter). The legitimacy of these inferences was significantly discussed … 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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