The study of tenses in the middle ages

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 57)


The Diodorean Master Argument can be seen as an example of that interest in the logic of statements involving time which is part of a tradition dating back to Aristotle and other Ancient philosophers. The Scholastic logicians in particular made a number of original contributions to tense-logic. We shall now devote a few chapters to a brief survey of the most important of these contributions.


Present Moment Tense Logic Contingent Future Ancient Philosopher Tensed Statement 


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