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Mark Thakkar


Early Career Fellow




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BA Maths & Philosophy (Oxford); MA Cultural & Intellectual History 1300–1650 (Warburg Inst.); MSc History of Science, Technology & Medicine (Imperial/UCL); DPhil Philosophy (Oxford)

Main Research Topic

Wyclif’s Logic: A Critical Edition and Translation

Other Research Interests

Philosophy of language; premodern history of maths and science; medieval Latin

Recent Teaching

PY5320 Mediaeval Philosophy (graduate)
PY4640 Mediaeval Philosophy (undergraduate)

Recent Publications

2017 review of T. Parsons, Articulating Medieval Logic (2014), Journal of the History of Philosophy 55:2, pp. 348–49
2016 (with S.L. Read) ‘Robert Fland, or Elandus Dialecticus?’, Mediaeval Studies 78 pp. 167–80
2011–13 (with D.R. Howlett, R.K. Ashdowne et al.) Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources fascicules XIV–XVII (regularis–zythum), OUP/British Academy, 1022 pp.
2009 ‘Mathematics in Fourteenth-Century Theology’, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics, OUP, pp. 619–38

Recent Talks

2016 ‘Wyclif and the Logica Oxoniensis’, Università degli Studi di Milano
2015 ‘Wyclif's Logic: First Fruits of the New Edition’, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
2015 ‘The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources: Dispatches from the War on Error’, University of St Andrews
2014 ‘Towards a New Edition of Wyclif’s Logic’, University of St Andrews
2013 ‘Oxford’s Dictionary of Medieval Latin: 100 Years in the Making’, West Oxford Community Association
2013 ‘The Reception of Imaginary Numbers in the Renaissance: Some Corrections and Clarifications’, University of Oxford
2013 ‘Some Unimportant Notes on Bradwardine etc.’, Université Paris Diderot
2011 ‘The Myth of Future Tenses: French and Italian’, Università di Roma Tor Vergata
2011 ‘Do 14th-Century Theories of Sound Rest on a Mistranslation?’, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven



Non-Academic Interests

Cryptic crosswords