Friday, January 11, 2008

Medieval philosophy of language

This might be common knowledge amongst the people who are in the know, but I just found out about this. Paul Spade at Indiana has a website full of stuff on medieval logic and philosophy of language. This includes a full manuscript he wrote on the late medieval views on these things, including material on Buridan and Occam. He also has a lot of translations of relevant material up. I've read through the first two chapters of his book and it looks like it will be informative and interesting. Chapter two has a brief overview of the development of logic from Aristotle and the Stoics up to the 13th century. It also has a cute picture of the dragon of supposition.

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