Boethius and the Importance of Basic Logic and Mathematics for Philosophy

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Boethius and the Importance of Basic Logic and Mathematics for Philosophy

Title: Boethius and the Importance of Basic Logic and Mathematics for Philosophy
Author: Wang, Qi
Publisher: Institute for Philosophy, Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-03-06
Keywords: Philosophy
Logic theology
Boethius
Mathematics
Abstract: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (480-525 A.D.) is regarded as a great thinker of the early Middle Ages. Indeed, Boethius is a man of immense erudition and his works touch upon many philosophical fields, including mathematics, logic and theology. In Boethius’ classification system, mathematics and theology belong to speculative philosophy, and logic is both a part of philosophy and an instrument of philosophy. However, scholars from different fields tend to focus only on the part of Boethius’ thoughts that relate to their own disciplines. The result is a lack of understanding Boethius as a whole. In my dissertation, I will reassess Boethius’ mathematics and logic, and their roles in philosophy, and on the basis of these, I will explore the connections between mathematics and logic in Boethius and their applications to theological or philosophical topics. However, I will not focus on the applications of al l his mathematical and logical knowledge but only on his basic ideas of arithmetic and music, and basic logic including knowledge of categories, theories of division and definition
Description: Promotor: F.A.J. de Haas
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen
Citation: Wang, Q., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/24375
 

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