This volume, the first dedicated and comprehensive companion to medieval logic, covers both the Latin and the Arabic traditions, and shows that they were in fact sister traditions, which both arose against the background of a Hellenistic heritage and which influenced one another over the centuries. A series of chapters by both established and younger scholars covers the whole period including early and late developments, and offers new insights into this extremely rich period in the history of logic. The volume is divided into two parts, 'Periods and Traditions' and 'Themes', allowing readers to engage with the subject from both historical and more systematic perspectives. It will be a must-read for students and scholars of medieval philosophy, the history of logic, and the history of ideas.
About the Author
Catarina Dutilh Novaes is Professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Department of Theoretical Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands. She is the author of Formalizing Medieval Logical Theories (2007) and Formal Languages in Logic (Cambridge, 2012), as well as many articles on the history and philosophy of logic.
Stephen Read is Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Logic at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of Relevant Logic (1988) and Thinking about Logic (1995), editor of Sophisms in Medieval Logic and Grammar (1993), editor and translator of Thomas Bradwardine: Insolubilia (2010), and translator of John Buridan: Treatise on Consequences (2015). He has also written many articles on contemporary and medieval philosophy of logic and language.
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Introduction Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read; Part I. Periods and Traditions: 1. The legacy of ancient logic in the Middle Ages Julie Brumberg-Chaumont; 2. Arabic logic up to Avicenna Ahmad Hasnawi and Wilfrid Hodges; 3. Arabic logic after Avicenna Khaled El-Rouayheb; 4. Latin period up to 1200 Ian Wilks; 5. Logic in the Latin thirteenth century Sara L. Uckelman and Henrik Lagerlund; 6. Logic in the Latin West in the fourteenth century Stephen Read; 7. The post-medieval period E. Jennifer Ashworth; Part II. Themes: 8. Logica vetus Margaret Cameron; 9. Supposition and properties of terms Christoph Kann; 10. Propositions: their meaning and truth Laurent Cesalli; 11. Sophisms and insolubles Mikko Yrjönsuuri and Elizabeth Coppock; 12. The syllogism and its transformations Paul Thom; 13. Consequence Gyula Klima; 14. The logic of modality Riccardo Strobino and Paul Thom; 15. Obligationes Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Sara L. Uckelman; Bibliography; Index.