Appel à Communication : « Wyclif and the Realist Tradition in 14th-Century Logic » (Deadline 12.01.15)

Wyclif and the Realist Tradition in 14th-Century Logic


Time: 16 May, 2015 – 17 May, 2015
Location: Hebdomadar’s Room, St Salvator’s Quad
Call for Papers (deadline 12 January 2015)

Historians of logic have known for decades that the 14th century was a tremendously productive period in the Latin West. As far as the relationship between logic and metaphysics is concerned, however, research has tended to focus on the nominalist tradition associated with Ockham and Buridan. The aim of this workshop is to redress the balance a little by focussing instead on the realist tradition that spans the 14th century. We have singled out for special mention the influential figure of John Wyclif, whose Logic is currently being re-edited here at St Andrews, but we welcome contributions involving other figures from Walter Burley to Paul of Venice. 

Each accepted paper will standardly be allocated an hour including time for discussion. Authors of accepted papers will be provided with overnight accommodation for three nights and meals during the conference. Please submit abstracts of around 250 words to the organizers Mark Thakkar and Stephen Read by Monday 12 January 2015. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of January.

The list of participants currently includes Jenny Ashworth, Laurent Cesalli, Alessandro Conti, and Sara Uckelman. Further details will be made available in due course on the website.