- A Review
- of G.E. Hughes'
- John Buridan
- Chapter Eight,
Sophismata, of Buridan's
- Summulae de
with an Introduction and a
- by Doug Renselle
- Related Links:
Jean Buridan (Peter Ravn Rasmussen on Buridan)
Hicks Lectures on Philosophy (1962 . A N Prior, Some Problems
of Self-Reference in John Buridan)
- Philosophers: Chronological Index (A link to Buridan
is absent. We are attempting to correct that.)
University Late Medieval (Find a Latin text of Buridan's
- Visit Gyula
Klima's new site at Fordham. Write Dr.
Klima at Fordham if you also want to consider joining SMLM:
"The Society for Medieval Logic and
Metaphysics (SMLM) is a network of scholars founded with
the aim of fostering collaboration and research on recovering
profound metaphysical insights of medieval thinkers while we
reflect on the logical framework in which those insights were
articulated, given the paradigmatic differences between medieval
and modern logical theories." [Minor edits for brevity.
Also consider that medieval logic is essentially classical and
disdains our own adherence to quantum logic. Aristotle's syllogistic
'laws' both deny and outlaw quantum logic.
To consider this more clearly see our Fractal Connection
below. Doug 20Nov2000, 22Jul2001. Also see more recent QELRs
consensus, contradict, dialectic, excluded-middle,
and our 2004 Bases of Judgment.
Doug - 17Sep2005.]
- Peter Tieleman
Dissertation on Buridan (Look for Peter's link at page bottom
& be patient takes awhile
- A Journal
for Philosophy (Search for Buridan
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- Note: There are many links to material on Buridan.
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My perspective of G.E. Hughes', John Buridan
on Self Reference,
Eight of Buridan's Sophismata, Translated with
Introduction and a Philosophical Commentary,'
Cambridge University Press, 171 pages,
bibliography and index. -
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suggested in terms of quantized omnivalent understandings. Doug - 1Feb2010. If you are new to Quantonics,
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of Hughes' John Buridan on Self Reference ( 20May2010 - Doug: see Comparison
of Assumptions "...true
premises never entail a false conclusion...")
of Buridan's Logic
- See our new Millennium
III Reality Map too!
"And he knew!
He knew the Quality he talked about lay outside the mythos...He
knew that to understand Quality
he would have to leave the mythos."
Robert M. Pirsig, p. 315/373, ZMM, Bantam
"In all of the Oriental religions great value is
placed on the Sanskrit doctrine of Tat tvam asi, 'Thou art that,'
which asserts that everything you think
and everything you think you perceive are undivided.
To realize fully this lack of division is to become enlightened.
"Logic presumes a separation of subject
from object [i.e, excluded-middle]; therefore logic is
not final wisdom."
(Here, in these two paragraph fragments,
Pirsig acknowledges his understanding
of a quantum included~middle,
and then he exposes
classical logic's absolute and unyielding
denial of it.
Doug - 5Oct2002.)
Robert M. Pirsig, p. 126/373, ZMM, Bantam
Pirsig's Dynamic Quality
Physical Energy/Mass Space-Time
Vacuum Energy nonSpace
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epiphanous and apropos Pirsig quote above.)
(15Nov1999 rev. by Doug: added unilogism vis-à-vis
paralogism paragraph to: What is Logic?.)
(7Dec1999 rev. by Doug: added link to new Millennium III
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(18Mar2000 rev. Correct typos.)
(19Apr2000 rev - Add link to our Newton Connection.)
(11Aug2000 rev - Note change to Aristotle Connection.)
(20Nov2000 rev - Add Gyula Klima's new site at Fordham and an
offer to join SMLM.)
(23Nov2000 rev - Remove legacy Klima links.)
(22Jul2001 rev - Rev. date 'Fractal Connection.')
(15Mar2002 rev - Rev. Aristotle Connection.)
(5Oct2002 rev - Add second Pirsig quote above. Annotate 'Fractal
(20Jan2003 rev - Announce Sophism 1 update.)
(17Sep2005 rev - GIFs in place of some wingding incompatibles.
Adjust colors. Highlight What is Sophism? updates.)
(30Oct2005 rev - Minor 'What are Sophisms?' update.)
(16Dec2005 rev - Mark update to list of Buridan's Definitions.)
(7Mar2006 - Update Aristotle Connection.)
(21Aug2006 rev - Minor reformating. Massive respell.)
(30Oct2006 rev - Reset legacy red text.)
(10Nov2007 rev - Reformat slightly.)
(27Oct2008 rev - Reformat slightly. Update 'Why this Review?)
(26Nov2008 rev - Update 'Pirsig Connection.' Reset legacy markups.)
(14Mar2009 rev - Make notice of latest change to Reviewer comparative
(12-13May2009 rev - Update 'Sophism_Connections.')
(8.19Dec2009 rev - Make page current. Reset legacy markups. Adjust
(1Feb2010 rev - Update 'Quantum Connections.')
(12-18Apr2010 rev - Update 'Fractal Connection.')
(23May2010 rev - Add commentary to Comparison of Assumptions:
Never Entail False Conclusion)