As part of our commitment to showcasing the best collections of academic research and writing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is delighted to be featuring another well-established and successful series this month. We recognise the growing demand for leading-edge, peer-reviewed research amongst our author community, and are eager to develop and promote both new and existing series.
The Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics (PSMLM) is now a well-established series and will appeal to an international readership interested in metaphysics and philosophy more generally. The series collects original materials presented at sessions sponsored by the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, which was founded in 2000 in order to recover the profound metaphysical insights of medieval thinkers for our own philosophical thought. 13 volumes have been published to date, and volumes 14-16 (provisionally titled Self Knowledge in Medieval Philosophy; Hylomorphism and Mereology; and The Convertibility of Being and Goodness) are due to be published during the next 18 months.
The Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics was founded with the aim of fostering collaboration and research based on the recognition that recovering the profound metaphysical insights of medieval thinkers for our own philosophical thought is highly desirable, and, despite the vast conceptual changes in the intervening period, is still possible. However, this recovery is only possible if we carefully reflect on the logical framework in which those insights were articulated, given the paradigmatic differences between medieval and modern logical theories.
Jorge J. E. Gracia, Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, describes the PSMLM as an “indispensable tool” for researchers:
“In the past ten years, the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics has established a unique presence in both philosophy and medieval studies. By providing a venue for the discussion and publication of original philosophical and historiographical studies on the metaphysical insights of medieval authors from a logical perspective, it has opened a heretofore unexploited and much welcome niche of research. Now the discussions and contributions it has facilitated over the years are finally being printed and made available to the philosophical community at large. This is an important event for both philosophers and historians of medieval thought that will have significant repercussions in years to come. The publication of the proceedings of the society should become an indispensable tool for the research on and the study of medieval philosophy.”
Fabrizio Amerini, Professor of History of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Parma, praises every paper contained in the proceedings for making “a significant contribution based on absolutely original research”:
“The Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics is an extremely important network for the study of medieval philosophy. Every paper represents a significant contribution based on absolutely original research that meets a very high standard. All the papers actually promote insightful analysis of medieval texts and thought-provoking discussion of philosophical topics. Each volume ideally has a monographic structure, collecting articles that revolve around a main theme; at times some of them even incorporate typically ‘medieval’ elements of philosophical disputation, having an article where a scholar takes an original stance, followed by another scholar’s reply and the author’s counter-reply. When they are present, such philosophical discussions are highly stimulating and permit the reader to obtain a profound and argument-based understanding of the topic under investigation. The publication of all the contributions of the volumes (or of possibly modified versions of them) is really welcome.”
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