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TitleMedieval Formal Logic [electronic resource] : Obligations, Insolubles and Consequences / edited by Mikko Yrjรถnsuuri
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript XII, 242 p. online resource


Central topics in medieval logic are here treated in a way that is congenial to the modern reader, without compromising historical reliability. The achievements of medieval logic are made available to a wider philosophical public then the medievalists themselves. The three genres of logica moderna arising in a later Middle Ages are covered: obligations, insolubles and consequences - the first time these have been treated in such a unified way. The articles on obligations look at the role of logical consistence in medieval disputation techniques. Those on insolubles concentrate on medieval solutions to the Liar Paradox. There is also a systematic account of how medieval authors described the logical content of an inference, and how they thought that the validity of an inference could be guaranteed


I Obligations and Insolubles -- Duties, Rules and Interpretations in Obligational Disputations -- Disputation and Change of Beliefโ{128}{148}Burleyโ{128}{153}s Theory of Obligationes as a Theory of Belief Revision -- Obligations and Liars -- The Relations between Insolubles and Obligations in Medieval Disputations -- II Consequences -- Consequence as Inference: Mediaeval Proof Theory 1300โ{128}{147}1350 -- Consequence and Rules of Consequence in the Post-Ockham Period -- Self-reference and Validity Revisited -- III Translations -- The Emmeran Treatise on False Positio -- The Emmeran Treatise on Impossible Positio -- Questions on Aristotleโ{128}{153}s Prior Analytics Opposite of the Consequent? -- Index of Names

Philosophy Logic Medieval philosophy Language and languages -- Philosophy Philosophy Logic Medieval Philosophy Philosophy of Language


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