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21 - 23 October 2020, Workshop in Theories of Paradox in the Middle Ages, Online

Date: 21 - 23 October 2020
Location: Online

Paradoxes seized the attention of logicians in the middle ages, and were used both as tests for the viability of theories of logic, language, epistemology, and possibly every philosophical issue, and also in the specific genre of insolubles as needing a theoretical solution, usually involving issues about signification, truth, knowledge and modality. Numerous theories were developed, not only in the Latin West, but also in the Islamic world and in the Byzantine tradition. Some of these theories are well known, others barely investigated, if at all. This workshop is an opportunity to discuss and contrast a range of these theories and consider their advantages and drawbacks, and their relation to more recent theories of paradox and antinomy.

For more information, see https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/event/paradoxes-in-the-middle-ages/ or contact Dr Barbara Bartocci at .

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