Faculty of Arts - Humanities

Associate Professor Chris Martin

MA (Sus), PhD (Princeton)

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Chris Martin

Humanities, Philosophy

Email: cj.martin@auckland.ac.nz

Extension: 87481 (ph + 64 9 373 7599)

Arts 2
18 Symonds St
Level 3
Room 327

Research interests

Mediaeval and Greek philosophy, especially the history and philosophy of logic.


Current research

Currently working on a study of the development of logic in the middle ages to be called Negation and its Consequences. The study consists of three volumes. Volume 1, devoted to Boethius, argues that late antique logic had no notion of propositionality and so could easily accept the connexive principles implied in Book II of the Prior Analytics. Volume 2 argues that Peter Abaelard was the first to fully formulate the notion of propositionality and that he tried to save connexive logic with a distinction between an intensional and a hyperintensional conditional. Volume 3 explores the consequences of the failure of Abaelard's enterprise and the appearance of competing logics for the conditional in the Parisian schools of the twelfth century.

Other major research interests are ancient and mediaeval semantics and mediaeval attempts to reconcile divine foreknowledge with human freedom.

Associate Professor Chris Martin's Research

Recent publications

“History of Logic: Medieval Logic” The Encylopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edn., Macmillan, 2006, pp 421-437.

“Roscelin” The Encylopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edn, Macmillan Reference, 2006, pp 495-496.

“Boethius” (addendum), The Encylopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edn, Macmillan Reference, 2006, pp 627-628.

“Formal Consequence in Scotus and Ockham: Towards an Account of Scotus’ Logic” In 1302: Duns Scot `a Paris 1302-2002, Actes du colloque de Paris, septembre 2002, O. Boulnois, E. Karger, J. L. Solre, G. Sondag (ds.), Turnout: Brepols, 2005, pp 117-150

“Aristotle and the Logic of Consequences: The Development of the Theory of Inference in the Early Thirteenth Century” in L. Honnefelder, R. Wood, M. Dreyer, M-A. Aris (eds.) Albertus Magnus und die Anfange der Aristoteles-Rezeption im lateinischen Mittelalter, Mnster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2005, pp 524-553.

Associate Professor Chris Martin's Recent Publications

Current teaching

Course Title Availability in 2014
PHIL 204 Greek Philosophy Semester 2
PHIL 302 Medieval Philosophy Semester 2
PHIL 752 Ancient/Medieval Philosophy 1 Semester 2
PHIL 754 History of Philosophy 1 Not offered in 2014.

Associate Professor Chris Martin's Teaching

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