The Many Roots of Medieval Logic

The Aristotelian and the Non-Aristotelian Traditions

Medieval logic is usually divided into the branches that derived from Aristotle's organon - the 'logica vetus' and 'logica nova', and those invented in the Middle Ages, the 'logica modernorum'. In this volume, a group of distinguished specialists asks whether the ancient roots of medieval logic were not in fact more varied. Stoic logic was mostly lost, but were some of its themes transmitted, even in distorted form, through Boethius and through the grammatical tradition? And did other schools, such as the sceptics and the Platonists, contribute in their own ways to medieval logic?
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Biographical Note

John Marenbon (PhD 1981, University of Cambridge) is a Senior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has recently published Medieval Philosophy. An historical and philosophical introduction, Routledge, 2007.


Academic libraries, specialists and research students in medieval logic, medieval philosophy, ancient logic and the history of logic.


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