277. Trivial Pursuits: Fourteenth Century Logic

Posted on 7 May 2017

The scholastics discuss the ambiguity of terms, the nature of logical inference, and logical paradoxes, and play the game of “obligations.”

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Further Reading

• C. Dutilh Novaes, Formalizing Medieval Logic: Supposition, Consequentia and Obligations (Berlin: 2007).

• C. Dutilh Novaes and S. Read (eds), Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic (Cambridge: 2016).

• D.M. Gabbay and J. Woods (eds), Handbook of the History of Logic, vol.2: Mediaeval and Renaissance Logic (Amsterdam: 2008), 157-280.

• T. Parsons, Articulating Medieval Logic (Oxford: 2014).

• S. Read (ed.), Sophisms in Medieval Logic and Grammar (Dordrecht: 1993).

• P.V. Spade, Lies, Language and Logic in the Late Middle Ages (London: 1988).

• M. Yrjönsuuri (ed.), Medieval Formal Logic (Dordrecht: 2001).

• J. Zupko, “How it Played in the Rue de Fouarre: the Reception of Adam Wodeham’s Theory of the Complexe Significabile in the Arts Faculty at Paris in the Mid-Fourteenth Century,” Franciscan Studies 54 (1994), 211-25.

Thanks to Catarina Dutilh Novaes for advice on this episode!

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