Logic Games

Authored by: JT Paasch

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

Print publication date:  January  2021
Online publication date:  January  2021

Print ISBN: 9780415658270
eBook ISBN: 9781315709604
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Thirteenth- and fourteenth-century scholastic writers describe a family of logic games they call disputationes de obligationibus, or just obligationes for short. We could anglicize the name to “disputations of obligation,” but the idea is captured better with something like “games of logical commitment” or “games of logical obligation.” I will call them “obligational games,” or even just “games.”

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