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 Book Description :

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

Medieval Formal Logic Book

Medieval Formal Logic


  • Author : Mikko Yrjonsuuri
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 0792366743

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Medieval Formal Logic Book Description :

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.

Medieval and Renaissance Humanism Book

Medieval and Renaissance Humanism


  • Author : Stephen Gersh
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9004132740

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Medieval and Renaissance Humanism Book Description :

This collection of essays explores in an innovative way the humanist aspects of medieval and post-medieval intellectual life and their multifarious appropriation during the early modern and modern period.

Medievalia Et Humanistica Book

Medievalia Et Humanistica


  • Author : Reinhold F. Glei
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2012-12-19
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442220522

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Medievalia Et Humanistica Book Description :

Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Volume 38 showcases a broad range of medieval scholarship, including five original articles, one review article, and seven review notices.

Logic and Language in the Middle Ages Book

Logic and Language in the Middle Ages


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  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2012-10-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004242135

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Logic and Language in the Middle Ages Book Description :

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 Book Description :

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.

The Italian Mind Book

The Italian Mind


  • Author : Marco Sgarbi
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004264298

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The Italian Mind Book Description :

The Italian Mind explores Italian vernacular logical textbooks and shows their fundamental contributions to the thought of the period, which anticipated many of the features of early modern philosophy and contributied to a new conception of knowledge.

Greek  Indian and Arabic Logic Book

Greek Indian and Arabic Logic


  • Author : Dov M. Gabbay
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004-02-06
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 0080532861

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Greek Indian and Arabic Logic Book Description :

Greek, Indian and Arabic Logic marks the initial appearance of the multi-volume Handbook of the History of Logic. Additional volumes will be published when ready, rather than in strict chronological order. Soon to appear are The Rise of Modern Logic: From Leibniz to Frege. Also in preparation are Logic From Russell to Gödel, Logic and the Modalities in the Twentieth Century, and The Many-Valued and Non-Monotonic Turn in Logic. Further volumes will follow, including Mediaeval and Renaissance Logic and Logic: A History of its Central. In designing the Handbook of the History of Logic, the Editors have taken the view that the history of logic holds more than an antiquarian interest, and that a knowledge of logic's rich and sophisticated development is, in various respects, relevant to the research programmes of the present day. Ancient logic is no exception. The present volume attests to the distant origins of some of modern logic's most important features, such as can be found in the claim by the authors of the chapter on Aristotle's early logic that, from its infancy, the theory of the syllogism is an example of an intuitionistic, non-monotonic, relevantly paraconsistent logic. Similarly, in addition to its comparative earliness, what is striking about the best of the Megarian and Stoic traditions is their sophistication and originality. Logic is an indispensably important pivot of the Western intellectual tradition. But, as the chapters on Indian and Arabic logic make clear, logic's parentage extends more widely than any direct line from the Greek city states. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that for centuries logic has been an unfetteredly international enterprise, whose research programmes reach to every corner of the learned world. Like its companion volumes, Greek, Indian and Arabic Logic is the result of a design that gives to its distinguished authors as much space as would be needed to produce highly authoritative chapters, rich in detail and interpretat

Glosses and Commentaries on Aristotelian Logical Texts Book

Glosses and Commentaries on Aristotelian Logical Texts


  • Author : Charles S. F. Burnett
  • Publisher : Warburg Institute
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Logic
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105016335973

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Glosses and Commentaries on Aristotelian Logical Texts Book Description :

Considers the literary genres in which logical texts were written in the post-classical period. Articles describe the kinds of texts that were written and the implications for educational practices, as well as the continuities and developments between one language culture and another."