Articulating Medieval Logic

2015.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terence Parsons, Articulating Medieval Logic, Oxford University Press, 2014, 331pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199688845.
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2015.01.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Terence Parsons, Articulating Medieval Logic, Oxford University Press, 2014, 331pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199688845. Reviewed by Mary Sirridge, Louisiana State University This book is a fine contribution to the growing literature on medieval logic. It is shaped by a modern agenda: to determine how well the elaborate medieval logical problem-solving machinery can be understood in terms of modern logic and linguistics and how well the medieval system measures up with respect to its expressive potential, i.e., how many of the inferences and patterns of reasoning we are interested in can be captured using the resources of these systems and how many of the decisions about truth and validity these systems turn out can be shown to follow coherently from the basic principles of the system. Terence Parsons' conclusions are that with the addition of a widely used theory of anaphoric pronouns medieval logic is. . .

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