IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1218: Logic and Heresy, I

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institute for Logic, Language & Computation, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Organiser:Sara L. Uckelman, Tilburg Center for Logic & Philosophy of Science, Tillburg University
Moderator/Chair:Stephen L. Read, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 1218-aAbelard's Logic and Theology
(Language: English)
Christopher J. Martin, Department of Philosophy, University of Auckland
Index terms: Philosophy, Theology
Paper 1218-bSt Peter Damian and the Relation between Logic and Religion
(Language: English)
Anders Kraal, Department of Theology, Uppsala Universitet
Index terms: Philosophy, Theology
Paper 1218-cLogic and the Condemnations of 1277
(Language: English)
Sara L. Uckelman, Tilburg Center for Logic & Philosophy of Science, Tillburg University
Abstract

The High Middle Ages saw logic change from a mere ‘handmaiden’ to theology to a field of study in its own right. As a result, many tensions arose between the theological teachings of the Church and the secular teachings found in Aristotelian logic. When theological teachings were ignored in logical writings, logicians opened themselves up to the charge of heresy. Many logicians had their views condemned as heretical at some point, and these church decrees thus affected how logic was developed during the 11th to 14th centuries.