Buridan's

Buridan’s

ass unable to decide between two haystacks, he would starve to death. [Fr. Philos.: Brewer Dictionary, 154]
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Klein offers a comprehensive account of French philosopher Buridan's (1300-58) philosophy of mind in the context of the late medieval debate on the nature of the human intellect and its cognitive operations.
The landscape completely fits with the principles of Buridan's Donkey, where a donkey both hungry and thirsty, is placed in between the grass and water.
John Buridan's Metaphysics of Persistence, TYLER HUISMANN
John Buridan's Theory of Truth and the Paradox of the Liar.
Christophe Grellard continues this theme with John Buridan's explanation of how it is possible to believe falsely.
Always of two minds, walking to and fro between his father's "sheaves" and his brethren's "sheaves," much like Buridan's donkey, he will fall down and crumble into pieces, fatally undermined by the dark forces within.
Especially intriguing is the overlap between medieval and contemporary strategies in dealing with TEs: for example, John Buridan's strategy against the argument of the sphere in which Buridan engages in a logical refutation of the TE in order to show the argument it contains to be invalid "due to some semantic mistakes".
John Buridan's diagnosis of the fallacy in the traditional derivation of paradox from the Liar sentence is fairly well known: that the Liar sentence virtually implies its own truth, as does every sentence, and so is implicitly contradictory and hence (simply) false.
(1975), "Some Relationships between Gerald Odo's and John Buridan's Commentaries on Aristotle's 'Ethics'", Franciscan Studies, vol.
Indeed, like Buridan's famous donkey, he has no reason to prefer Fu rather than Re, because the ideological distance between himself and either of these philosophies is the same: one single feature.
Due to the success of Thomist theology during the fifteenth century, Jean Buridan's nominalist definition of human freedom as being rooted in the aptitude to felicity seemingly disappeared from the public discourse, together with the proliferation of his works in Italy (David Lines).
Buridan's "Theory of Impetus" and Oreseme's diagrammatic presentations of mathematical results were seen by Duhem as anticipations of the Law of Inertia and Cartesian analytic geometry.