Philosophy, Medieval Logic and the London Plumbing Crisis
Wow, great page. I'm a philosophy student and have had a long and abiding interest in the medieval period and especially in the history of logic. As you say this history is severely misrepresented to the average student which I gradually became aware of as an undergraduate by reading outside class from various medieval histories and journals on the era. Thanks so much for your site. David
Stefano Menegatti, an Italian student in North Carolina, has just started a blog called Medieval Latin Philosophy, which I thought might be of interest.
Hi I greatly enjoyed your Logic Museum resources about Infinity, which I thought might usefully be supplemented by Edmund Burke 'On the Artificial Infinite' in his "On the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful" (1757) and Kant's discussion of the infinite in his "Critique of Judgement" - both fairly non-technical (but thus very approachable)as addressed to aesthetes rather than mathematicians. Also Berkeley in one of his mathematical works (poss. 'On Infinitesimals') takes on Newton and Leibniz directly to destroy the underpinnings of calculus - a state that science was only retrieved from (I'm told) in 1996!Thanks Brendan
Thank you Mercurius it's been some time since I worked on the Museum and I am moving to a different site soon, but thank you for your kind words and I shall be sure to add the Burke.
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