Introduction to Medieval Logic by Alexander Broadie

Introduction to Medieval Logic

byAlexander Broadie

Hardcover | July 1, 1985

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Medieval logicians advanced far beyond the logic of Aristotle and the aim of this book is to show how far that advance took them in two central areas. Alexander Broadie focuses upon the work of some of the great figures of the fourteenth century, including Walter Burley, William Ockham, JohnBuridan, Albert of Saxony, and Paul of Venice, and deals with their theories of truth, conditions and validity conditions. He reveals how much of what seems characteristically twentieth-century logica was familiar long ago. Professor Broadie has extensively revised his text for this second edition, while preserving the character of the first. There are now fuller accounts of supposition of intentional contexts, and of medieval syllogistics, and the Conclusion has been substantially expanded.

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Alexander Broadie is a Professor in Philosophy at University of Glasgow.
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Title:Introduction to Medieval LogicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:July 1, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198240260

ISBN - 13:9780198240266

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Aspects of Language2. Categorical Propositions3. Molecular Propositions4. Valid Inference5. Validity Conditions and Unanalysed Propositions6. Validity Conditions and Analysed Propositions7. Syllogistic Tense LogicConclusion

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`The scholarly approach has been rendered adequate by the provision of a modest number of footnotes, by the citation of modern editions of medieval texts, and by the addition of recent secondary sources to the bibliography ... I have no hesitation in recommending the second edition to thegeneral reader.'The Philosophical Review