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Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
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Formalizing Medieval Logical Theories

Suppositio, Consequentiae and Obligationes

Authors: Dutilh Novaes, Catarina

  • Helps make medieval logic understandable to the modern logician/philosopher
  • Sheds new light on medieval logical theories by means of newly designed formalizations
  • Offers a diachronic analysis of what constitutes the essence of logic, in particular through the concept of the formal
  • Combines in-depth historical analysis with a systematic/logical approach to medieval logic
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About this book

This book presents novel formalizations of three of the most important medieval logical theories: supposition, consequence and obligations. In an additional fourth part, an in-depth analysis of the concept of formalization is presented – a crucial concept in the current logical panorama, which as such receives surprisingly little attention.

Although formalizations of medieval logical theories have been proposed earlier in the literature, the formalizations presented here are all based on innovative vantage points: supposition theories as algorithmic hermeneutics, theories of consequence analyzed with tools borrowed from model-theory and two-dimensional semantics, and obligations as logical games. For this reason, this is perhaps the first time that these medieval logical theories are made fully accessible to the modern philosopher and logician who wishes to obtain a better grasp of them, but who has always been held back by the lack of appropriate ‘translations’ into modern terms.

Moreover, the book offers a reflection on the very nature of logic, a reflection that is prompted by the comparisons between medieval and modern logic, their similarities and dissimilarities. It is thus a contribution not only to the history of logic, but also to the philosophy of logic, the philosophy of language and semantics.

The analysis of medieval logic is also relevant for the modern philosopher and logician in that, being the unifying methodology used across all disciplines at that time, logic really provided unity to science. It thus presents a unified model of scientific investigation, where logic plays the aggregating role.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Supposition Theory: Algorithmic Hermeneutics

    Pages 7-77

  • Buridan's Notion of Consequentia

    Pages 79-144

  • Obligationes as Logical Games

    Pages 145-214

  • The Philosophy of Formalization

    Pages 215-292

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eBook 142,79 €
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Hardcover 176,79 €
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Softcover 176,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Formalizing Medieval Logical Theories
Book Subtitle
Suppositio, Consequentiae and Obligationes
Authors
Series Title
Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5853-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5853-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5852-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7458-4
Series ISSN
2214-9775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 316
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