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CFP: Wyclif and the Realist Tradition

A two-day workshop on ‘Wyclif and the Realist Tradition in 14th-Century Logic’ will be held at the University of St. Andrews on 16-17 May 2015. Proposals should be submitted by 12 January.

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 meals during the conference and overnight accommodation for three nights. Please submit abstracts of around 250 words to the organizers Mark Thakkar (mnat [at] st-andrews [dot] ac [dot] uk) and Stephen Read by Monday 12 January 2015. They 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, and we gratefully acknowledge the support of the Scots Philosophical Association.

Further details will be made available in due course on the website: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/events/event?id=866.

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