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William of Sherwood (c.1200/5–c.1266/75)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B117-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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William of Sherwood, an English logician of the mid-thirteenth century, is most noted for his theories of supposition and syncategorematic terms. In application, these theories enable us to express the true logical form of sentences with misleading grammatical forms. William’s Insolubilia (Insolubles) deals with paradoxes of self-reference, such as ‘I am now uttering a falsehood’.

Citing this article:
Longeway, John. William of Sherwood (c.1200/5–c.1266/75), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B117-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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