23 - 25 May 2017, Proofs of Propositions in 14th Century Logic, St Andrews, Scotland
Paul Spade famously complained in 2000 that four key components of late medieval logic were mysterious to modern scholars. Since then, much has been done to clarify two of them (obligations and supposition), but the other two (exposition and proofs of propositions) remain just as mysterious. The aim of this workshop is to reach a clearer understanding of the genre of 'proofs of propositions' (probationes propositionum) that came to characterize British logic in the second half of the 14th century. We would also welcome contributions that shed some light on the earlier theories of 'exposition' that were subsumed into this new genre.
Our invited speakers are Jennifer Ashworth, Harald Berger, Egbert Bos, Martin Dekarli, Ota PavlÃcek and Joke Spruyt.
Please submit abstracts of around 250 words to the organizers Mark Thakkar (mnat at st-andrews.ac.uk) and Stephen Read by Monday 16 January 2017. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of January.