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Treatise on Consequences
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Treatise on Consequences

John Buridan


The Treatise on Consequences contains the most important treatment of logical consequence in the middle ages. Buridan was a philosopher working at the University of Paris in the mid-fourteenth century. The rediscovery of Aristotle’s logical works in the late twelfth century led to a revival and fresh development of logical theory, culminating in Buridan’s general treatment in the Treatise on Consequences. He gives a novel treatment of the categorical syllogism based on the notion of distribution, which laid the basis of the theory of the syllogism in traditional logic in succeeding centuries. ... More

Keywords: Logic, Syllogism, Distribution, Ampliation, Modality, Medieval Philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823257188
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823257188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Buridan, author