Author: Paolo (Veneto)
Publisher: Classical and Medieval Logic T
Paul of Venice's Logica Magna is an invaluable repository for 14th-century logical theories. In this treatise on necessity and contingency, Paul gathers together a wide range of arguments on the question of whether the future is already determined (specifically, whether the proposition that Antichrist will come into existence is necessarily true). The arguments display great variety, taking in operatoru-shift fallacies, philosophical views on time, Aristotelian science, and theological considerations on foreknowledge and prophecy.