Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (2):348-349 (2017)

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Mark Thakkar
University of St. Andrews
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One of the founding myths of analytic philosophy is that the predicate logic that was developed in the late 19th century was far more powerful than its predecessors. This ambitious book argues on the contrary that medieval philosophers developed "a system of logic that is similar to the predicate calculus in richness and power" – or that, as Parsons put it in his presidential address to the APA, "the core of medieval logic is as accurate and as expressive as the core of contemporary logic."
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