PP-2008-29: Three 13th-century views of quantified modal logic

PP-2008-29: Uckelman, Sara (2008) Three 13th-century views of quantified modal logic. [Report]

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There are two reasons why medieval logic is of interest to modern logician: One is to see how similar it is to modern logic and the other is to see how different it is. We study three 13th-century works on modal logic and give two examples their views of modal logic differ from modern views of the same: the nature of modality and the truth conditions for modal sentences. Because of the different goals of the medieval logicians, modern logicians must take care in arguing for or against the correctness of the medieval logical theories.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2008-29
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: 13th century; modal proposition; modal square of opposition; William of Sherwood; modal syllogism
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/303

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