A Formal Reconstruction of Buridan's Modal Syllogism

History and Philosophy of Logic 36 (1):2-17 (2015)
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In this paper, we provide a historical exposition of John Buridan's theory of divided modal propositions. We then develop a semantic interpretation of Buridan's theory which pays particular attention to Buridan's ampliation of modal terms. We show that these semantics correctly capture his syllogistic reasoning

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Spencer Johnston
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