The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic

2017.03.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic, Cambridge University Press, 2016,
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2017.03.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 450pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107656673. Reviewed by Allan Bäck, Kutztown University This book offers a survey of a lot of the current research in medieval logic today. The blurb says, "It will be a must-read for students and scholars of medieval philosophy, the history of logic, and the history of ideas." However, I would say that much of this book is accessible only to those with considerable background in this area. Some of the essays are more or less accessible to a general audience. Others would be quite hard to follow for those with little background: for example, 'syncategorematic' (21) and "Boethius' thesis" (72) are introduced without prior explanation; the discussion of consequences sometimes seems incomplete, and the reference to the Categories is never explained (335-8);. . .

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