PP-2009-28: The reception of Saint Anselm's logic in the 20th and 21st centuries

PP-2009-28: Uckelman, Sara L. (2009) The reception of Saint Anselm's logic in the 20th and 21st centuries. [Report]

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Abstract

St. Anselm of Canterbury's place in both the history of philosophy and the history of theology is firmly recognized, but his place in the history of logic is often overlooked. We argue that this is primarily the result of four factors: (1) the primary propagator of Anselm's logical works in the 20th century, D.P. Henry, used a system of logic unfamiliar and objectionable to most mainstream logicians, Le\'sniewski's Ontology; (2) a narrow view of logic in the middle of the 20th century which would preclude Anselm's writings, which are often heavily and inextricably steeped in philosophy, particularly metaphysics; (3) the lack of significant influence of Anselm's ideas on later medieval logicians; and (4) the effect of ``ontological'' argument on the reception of Anselm's other logical works.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2009-28
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anselm of Canterbury; modal logic; ontology; Lesniewski; ontological argument
Subjects: Logic
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:37
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/358

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