Mediaeval and Renaissance Logic Book

Mediaeval and Renaissance Logic


  • Author : Dov M. Gabbay
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-03-14
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : 0080560857

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Mediaeval and Renaissance Logic Excerpt :

Starting at the very beginning with Aristotle's founding contributions, logic has been graced by several periods in which the subject has flourished, attaining standards of rigour and conceptual sophistication underpinning a large and deserved reputation as a leading expression of human intellectual effort. It is widely recognized that the period from the mid-19th century until the three-quarter mark of the century just past marked one of these golden ages, a period of explosive creativity and transforming insights. It has been said that ignorance of our history is a kind of amnesia, concerning which it is wise to note that amnesia is an illness. It would be a matter for regret, if we lost contact with another of logic's golden ages, one that greatly exceeds in reach that enjoyed by mathematical symbolic logic. This is the period between the 11th and 16th centuries, loosely conceived of as the Middle Ages. The logic of this period does not have the expressive virtues afforded by the symbolic resources of uninterpreted calculi, but mediaeval logic rivals in range, originality and intellectual robustness a good deal of the modern record. The range of logic in this period is striking, extending from investigation of quantifiers and logic consequence to inquiries into logical truth; from theories of reference to accounts of identity; from work on the modalities to the stirrings of the logic of relations, from theories of meaning to analyses of the paradoxes, and more. While the scope of mediaeval logic is impressive, of greater importance is that nearly all of it can be read by the modern logician with at least some prospect of profit. The last thing that mediaeval logic is, is a museum piece. Mediaeval and Renaissance Logic is an indispensable research tool for anyone interested in the development of logic, including researchers, graduate and senior undergraduate students in logic, history of logic, mathematics, history of mathematics, computer science and AI, linguist

Logic and Language in the Middle Ages Book

Logic and Language in the Middle Ages


  • Author : Jakob Leth Fink
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2012-10-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004235922

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Logic and Language in the Middle Ages Excerpt :

This volume honours Sten Ebbesen with a series of essays on logical and linguistic analysis in the Middle Ages. Included are studies focusing on textual criticism, new finds of logical texts, and philosophical analysis and interpretation.

Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy Book

Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy


  • Author : Frederick Copleston
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Mysticism
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN 10 : 0826468977

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Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy Excerpt :

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit and specialist in the history of philosophy, first created his history as an introduction for Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries. However, since its first publication (the last volume appearing in the mid-1970s) the series has become the classic account for all philosophy scholars and students. The 11-volume series gives an accessible account of each philosopher's work, but also explains their relationship to the work of other philosophers.

Modern Views of Medieval Logic Book

Modern Views of Medieval Logic


  • Author : Sl Uckelman
  • Publisher : Peeters
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9042936630

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Modern Views of Medieval Logic Excerpt :

While for a long time the study of medieval logic focused on editorial projects and reconstructions of central medieval doctrines such as the theories of signification, supposition, consequences, and obligations, nowadays the spectrum of analysis has broadened and is increasingly informed by modern logical research, whose perspective is then applied to medieval logic. Promoting this tendency, logicians and researchers concerned with semantics in the Gesellschaft fur Philosophie des Mittelalters und der Renaissance (GPMR) founded a working group bringing together medieval logic and modern applied logic. The present volume is a seminal document of these interests and activities. It analyzes theories in medieval logic which are useful for solving questions of recent logic and explains crucial parts of medieval logic, philosophy, and theology by applying techniques of present-day logic.

Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard Book

Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2009-12-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004181434

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Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard Excerpt :

This volume studies how the tradition of the Sentences developed from the twelfth century up to Martin Luther. Its twelve chapters fill major lacunae in current research on the standard textbook of medieval theology.

Byzantine and Renaissance Philosophy Book

Byzantine and Renaissance Philosophy


  • Author : Peter Adamson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192856418

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Byzantine and Renaissance Philosophy Excerpt :

Peter Adamson presents an engaging and wide-ranging introduction to two great intellectual cultures: Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance. First he tells the story of philosophy in the Eastern Christian world, from the 8th century to the 15th century, then he explores the rebirth of philosophy in Italy in the era of Machiavelli and Galileo.

Philosophy of Mind in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance Book

Philosophy of Mind in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance


  • Author : Stephan Schmid
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-07-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429019531

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Philosophy of Mind in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance Excerpt :

Characterized by many historically significant events, such as the invention of the printing press, the discovery of the New World, and the Protestant Reformation, the years between 1300 and 1600 are a remarkably rich source of ideas about the mind. They witnessed a resurgence of Aristotelianism and Platonism and the development of humanism. However, philosophical understanding of the complex arguments and debates during this period remain difficult to grasp. Philosophy of Mind in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance provides an outstanding survey of philosophy of mind in this fascinating and still controversial period and examines the thought of figures such as Aquinas, Suárez, and Ficino. Following an introduction by Stephan Schmid, thirteen specially commissioned chapters by an international team of contributors discuss key topics, thinkers, and debates, including: mind and method, the mind and its illnesses, the powers of the soul, Averroism, intentionality and representationalism, theories of (self-)consciousness, will and its freedom, external and internal senses, Renaissance theories of the passions, the mind–body problem and the rise of dualism, and the ‘cognitive turn’. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of mind, medieval philosophy, and the history of philosophy, Philosophy of Mind in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance is also a valuable resource for those in related disciplines such as religion, literature, and Renaissance studies.

Logic  A History of its Central Concepts Book

Logic A History of its Central Concepts


  • Author : Dov M. Gabbay
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2012-12-31
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080931708

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Logic A History of its Central Concepts Excerpt :

The Handbook of the History of Logic is a multi-volume research instrument that brings to the development of logic the best in modern techniques of historical and interpretative scholarship. It is the first work in English in which the history of logic is presented so extensively. The volumes are numerous and large. Authors have been given considerable latitude to produce chapters of a length, and a level of detail, that would lay fair claim on the ambitions of the project to be a definitive research work. Authors have been carefully selected with this aim in mind. They and the Editors join in the conviction that a knowledge of the history of logic is nothing but beneficial to the subject's present-day research programmes. One of the attractions of the Handbook's several volumes is the emphasis they give to the enduring relevance of developments in logic throughout the ages, including some of the earliest manifestations of the subject. Covers in depth the notion of logical consequence Discusses the central concept in logic of modality Includes the use of diagrams in logical reasoning

The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy Book

The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy


  • Author : Robert Pasnau
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Philosophy, Medieval
  • Pages : 1220
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105215291043

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The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy Excerpt :

'The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy' comprises over 50 specially-commissioned essays by experts on the philosophy of this period. Starting in the late 8th century, the chapters take the reader through developments in many and varied fields, including logic and language, natural philosophy, ethics and theology.

The Routledge Handbook of Modality Book

The Routledge Handbook of Modality


  • Author : Otávio Bueno
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317585282

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The Routledge Handbook of Modality Excerpt :

Modality - the question of what is possible and what is necessary - is a fundamental area of philosophy and philosophical research. The Routledge Handbook of Modality is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising thirty-five chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven clear parts: worlds and modality essentialism, ontological dependence, and modality modal anti-realism epistemology of modality modality in science modality in logic and mathematics modality in the history of philosophy. Within these sections the central issues, debates and problems are examined, including possible worlds, essentialism, counterfactuals, ontological dependence, modal fictionalism, deflationism, the integration challenge, conceivability, a priori knowledge, laws of nature, natural kinds, and logical necessity. The Routledge Handbook of Modality is essential reading for students and researchers in epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of language. It will also be very useful for those in related fields in philosophy such as philosophy of mathematics, logic and philosophy of science.

Logic  Signs and Nature in the Renaissance Book

Logic Signs and Nature in the Renaissance


  • Author : Ian Maclean
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-04-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0521036275

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Logic Signs and Nature in the Renaissance Excerpt :

The second in a sequence exploring the foundations of learning in the Renaissance, here focusing on medicine.

Medieval Philosophy Book

Medieval Philosophy


  • Author : Peter Adamson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192579942

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Medieval Philosophy Excerpt :

Peter Adamson presents a lively introduction to six hundred years of European philosophy, from the beginning of the ninth century to the end of the fourteenth century. The medieval period is one of the richest in the history of philosophy, yet one of the least widely known. Adamson introduces us to some of the greatest thinkers of the Western intellectual tradition, including Peter Abelard, Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, and Roger Bacon. And the medieval period was notable for the emergence of great women thinkers, including Hildegard of Bingen, Marguerite Porete, and Julian of Norwich. Original ideas and arguments were developed in every branch of philosophy during this period - not just philosophy of religion and theology, but metaphysics, philosophy of logic and language, moral and political theory, psychology, and the foundations of mathematics and natural science.