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Medieval Formal Logic : Obligations, Insolubles and Consequences - Mikko Yrjonsuuri

Medieval Formal Logic

Obligations, Insolubles and Consequences

By: Mikko Yrjonsuuri (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2000
ISBN: 9780792366744
Number Of Pages: 242

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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.

Obligations and Insolublesp. 1
Duties, Rules and Interpretations in Obligational Disputationsp. 3
Disputation and Change of Belief - Burley's Theory of Obligationes as a Theory of Belief Revisionp. 35
Obligations and Liarsp. 63
The Relations between Insolubles and Obligations in Medieval Disputationsp. 95
Consequencesp. 115
Consequence as Inference: Mediaeval Proof Theory 1300-1350p. 117
Consequence and Rules of Consequence in the Post-Ockham Periodp. 147
Self-reference and Validity Revisitedp. 183
Translationsp. 197
The Emmeran Treatise on False Positiop. 199
The Emmeran Treatise on Impossible Positiop. 217
Questions on Aristotle's Prior Analytics
Opposite of the Consequent?p. 225
Index of Namesp. 235
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ISBN: 9780792366744
ISBN-10: 0792366743
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 31st December 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54