Sunday, February 22, 2009

Osmund Lewry

A link here to an article in the new Logic Museum about Osmund Lewry, a Dominican who made some outstanding contributions to the history of logic in England, particularly in Oxford, in the thirteenth century. The article is part of the new Medievalists category which is designed to remedy the poor coverage of scholarly bibliography on the web.

I am trying to find a copy of Lewry's often-cited PhD thesis - "Robert Kilwardby's writings on the logica vetus studied with regard to their teaching and method". There are copies in the Bodleian and in the British Museum but previous experience suggests that this will be a painful and time-consuming process. The academic world still has to come to grips with the Internet and the concept of 'Open Access'.

I shall keep my regular readers amused with the story of my progress.


Lee Faber said...

there's a study and bibliography of Artur Landgraff coming out in the BPM this year that you could add to the same category.

Edward Ockham said...

Thank you Lee!