431. Calvin Normore on Scholasticism
A discussion of the history and philosophical significance of scholasticism from medieval times to early modernity, and even today.
Prof Normore's faculty page with a list of his extensive publications:
Note: at about 15:30 in the episode there is some logic that goes by pretty fast in our discussion, after I mention the inference "If P, then P". I think what Prof Normore says can rightly be captured as follows:
If P, then if not-P then P [so the idea here is that if we assume something is true, then any conditional with it as a consequent will be true, even one whose antecedent is its own negation]
If not-P then P, then P [so the idea here is that if something's negation implies it, then it is true; after all either it is true, in which case it is true, or it is false, in which case it is true because its negation implies its truth]