Uckelman, Sara L. (2017) 'Medieval logic.', in The history of philosophical and formal logic : from Aristotle to Tarski. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 71-99.
Many people unfamiliar with the history of logic may think of the Middle Ages as a \Dark Ages" in logic, with little development beyond Aristotelian syllogistic and full of scholastic wrangling focused on uninteresting details. This could not be further from the case. Instead, the Middle Ages, especially at the end of the High Middle Ages and into the 14th century, was a period of vibrant activity in logic, in many dierent areas|the (re)birth of propositional logic, the development of interactive and dynamic reasoning, sophisticated semantic theories able to address robust paradoxes, and more. The period can be characterized by a focus on the applied aspects of logic, such as how it relates to linguistic problems, and how it is used in inter-personal contexts.
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|Publisher statement:||This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Bloomsbury Academic in The history of philosophical and formal logic: from Aristotle to Tarski on 29/06/2017, available online: http://www.bloomsbury.com/9781472505255/|
|Date accepted:||18 October 2016|
|Date deposited:||20 October 2016|
|Date of first online publication:||29 June 2017|
|Date first made open access:||29 December 2018|
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