Arthur Prior and Medieval Logic

Synthese 188 (3):349-366 (2012)
Though Arthur Prior is now best known for his founding of modern temporal logic and hybrid logic, much of his early philosophical career was devoted to history of logic and historical logic. This interest laid the foundations for both of his ground-breaking innovations in the 1950s and 1960s. Because of the important rôle played by Prior's research in ancient and medieval logic in his development of temporal and hybrid logic, any student of Prior, temporal logic, or hybrid logic should be familiar with the medieval logicians and their work. In this article we give an overview of Prior's work in ancient and medieval logic
Keywords Diodoros Chronos  Future contingents  Jean Buridan  Medieval logic  Temporal logic  Walter Burley
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-011-9943-3
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