Organisation : Ahmed Hasnaoui (SPHERE–CHSPAM, CNRS).
Sessions from 10 :00 to 12 :30 on Mondays, Room Rothko (412B). Building Condorcet, Université Paris Diderot, 4 rue Elsa Morante, 75013 - Paris*. Map.
Reading for the seminar will include Priest’s article, and selected historical texts.
Seminar and courses by Pr Paul Thom (The University of Sydney).
November 17 Session I
Avicenna’s break with Aristotle’s logic. The theory of the categories. Propositional forms. Definitions of the syllogism. Modal syllogistic. Hypothetical syllogistic. Averroes’ reaction against Avicenna’s reforms.
December 8Session 2
Ockham’s critique of his realist predecessors, including Kilwardby, on the categories, propositional forms, the syllogism. Nominalism in logic. Ockham’s programme of ‘exposition’ as a method of extending the reach of Aristotelian logic.Ockham and Buridan. The theological context.
January 12Session 3
The Logique de Port-Royal and its critique of scholasticism on the categories, propositional forms and the syllogism. Psychologism in logic. Non-formal logic. Methodology.
February 9Session 4
The critiques and developments of Aristotelian logic proposed by Leibniz, Ploucquet and Hegel : an exposition and examination of some recent interpretations.
*Metro : line 14, RER C, stop : Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. Bus : 62 89 325 64 / Avenue de France.