Tag Archives: syllogisms

Why medieval logicians aren’t ‘medieval’

‘Medieval’ is so often used as a pejorative, particularly in contemporary culture. One only need to hang around with #twitterstorians and #medievaltwitter to hear the collective teeth grinding whenever ‘medieval’ gets used by, e.g., modern journalists in this way. Well, … Continue reading

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Modality Three Ways

I’m currently at Advances in Modal Logic, in Budapest, one of my favorite conferences; I’ve been a regular attendee since 2004 (only missed the one in Australia!) and have given historically-oriented papers every time, usually to great interest. In fact, … Continue reading

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Avicenna in a Castle

Every August, I, a hundred of my friends, and all the medieval re-enactment gear you could want spend 10 days at Raglan Castle, in Wales. It is an amazing castle, and a very special place with lots of memories as … 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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“Who’s on first?”, or, the things you find on the internet

In the last few days while scouring the internet for references to William of Sherwood, I have come across some absolute gems buried in the depths of the web. Here are two. First, google brought me to Roy J. Pearcy’s … Continue reading

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