James Franklin

There are so many myths about the Middle Ages, it has to be suspected that the general level of "knowledge" about things medieval is actually negative.
Here are some of the more famous ones.

For an account of the history of ideas free of anti-medieval prejudice, see my The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability Before Pascal (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001), especially the section 'The genius of the scholastics, and the orbit of Aristotle'.

For the origin of our modern abstract vocabulary in medieval philosophy, see 'Mental furniture from the philosophers'

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