Mark Thakkar

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Arché Research Centre, University of St Andrews.

Research Interests

14th-century philosophy; medieval Latin; philosophy of language; history of science and mathematics.

Current Project

I am currently working on a critical edition and translation of two works by John Wyclif. The first, known as De logica, is an introductory logic textbook usually dated to around 1360, when Wyclif was Master of Balliol. The second, known as Logicae continuatio, is a much longer and extraordinarily wide-ranging work usually dated to the 1360s, though Wyclif may have revised it shortly before his death in 1384. Both works were printed for the first time in the 1890s, but the edition is notoriously unreliable. I expect to complete mine in 2017.

Publications

(2013) (with R. Ashdowne, K. Korn, G. Pezzini, S. Sneddon, C. White) Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources: Fascicule XVII Syr–Z, 398 pp.
(2013) (with R. Ashdowne, D. Howlett, K. Korn, G. Pezzini, P. Piper, S. Sneddon, C. White) Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources: Fascicule XVI Sol–Syr, 224 pp.
(2012) (with D. Howlett, R. Ashdowne, K. Korn, G. Pezzini, P. Piper, S. Sneddon, C. White) Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources: Fascicule XV Sal–Sol, 208 pp.
(2011) (with D. Howlett, R. Ashdowne, T. Christchev, K. Korn, P. Piper, S. Sneddon, C. White) Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources: Fascicule XIV Reg–Sal, 192 pp.
(2009) ‘Mathematics in Fourteenth-Century Theology’, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics, pp. 619–38.
(2007) ‘The Oxford Calculators’, Oxford Today 19:3, pp. 24-26.
(2006) ‘Francis of Marchia on the Heavens’, Vivarium 44:1, pp. 21-40.

Unpublished Work

(2010) ‘Peter Auriol and the Logic of the Future’ (DPhil thesis).  Here is a prescient outline (2008).
(2006) ‘The Logic of the Future’ (prolegomena to DPhil thesis).
(2004) ‘Gregory of Rimini and the Logic of the Future’ (MA dissertation).

Me and My Spoon

Here is an increasingly outdated likeness, a two-page CV, an academia.edu profile, and an overflowing library.

Contact

Please email me at mnat@st-andrews.ac.uk or write to me at Arché, 19 College Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AL.