Dark age (but not obscure) logic – a brief excursion. (English) Zbl 1046.01006

This very brief outline of the early history of logic is encyclopedic in its range if not in depth. It gives a sample rather than a survey of some of the most important contributors and their achievements, starting with Aristotle, the Megarics and the Stoics. Several paragraphs on the minimal contributions of Roman logic are followed by the main account which is devoted to the medievalists Boethius, Peter Abelardus, and, most prominently, Petrus Hispanus. In keeping with the benefit this article provides for the newcomer to the history of non-mathematical logic, the bibliography suggests further general sources.


01A35 History of mathematics in Late Antiquity and medieval Europe
03-03 History of mathematical logic and foundations


medieval logic
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