Item description for Medieval Logic: An Outline of Its Development from 1250 to c. 1400 by Philotheus Boehner...
THIS ESSAY on the elements and the systems of scholastic logic does not pretend to fill in a lacuna. Rather it will show that there is a gap which ought to be filled in. Be that as it may, the principal objective of this work is to foster an understanding between modern and neo-scholastic logic. We are personally convinced that such an understanding between these powerful groups of modern philosophy is not only possible but highly desirable, not to say necessary, for the benefit of both. A mediator is usually in a rather awkward position. Rarely does he succeed in pleasing both sides. The author appreciates that in his plea for the essentially formal character of scholastic logic he will meet with a certain suspicion from neo-scholastics. Likewise he realizes that modern logicians may expect more from this booklet than it is willing and able to offer. In any case, our intention is to convey an idea of genuine scholastic logic to neo-scholastics and modern logicians. The bare
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