PP-2008-51: Logic and the condemnations of 1277

PP-2008-51: Uckelman, Sara L. (2008) Logic and the condemnations of 1277. [Report]

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The struggle to delineate the relationship between theology and logic flourished in the thirteenth century and culminated in two condemnations in early 1277, one in Paris and the other in Oxford. To see how much and what kind of affect ecclessiastical actions such as condemnations and prohibitions to teach had on the development of logic in the Middle Ages, we investigate the events leading up to the 1277 actions, the condemned propositions, and the parts of these condemnations connected to modal and temporal logic specifically. We show that because of the specific motivations late 13th-century and 14th-century logicians had when working in modal and temporal logic, the effect of the 1277 condemnations on the development of those branches was much smaller than might have been supposed.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2008-51
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: modal logic; temporal logic; Stephen Tempier; Robert Kilwardby; Oxford condemnation; Paris condemnation
Subjects: Logic
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/325

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