John Flavel

(c. 1596—1617) writer on logic

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John Flavel was born in Bishop's Lydeard, Somerset and died in Oxford on 10 November 1617. The son of a clergyman, he matriculated in January 1611 at Trinity College, Oxford. Flavel became one of the first scholars of Wadham College in 1613, gained his BA in 1614 and his MA in 1617. He was skilled in disputation, lectured on logic, and was appointed Professor of Grammar shortly before his early death. His one book, the Tractatus de demonstratione (1619), an orthodox textbook of Aristotelian logic, was prepared for publication by Alexander Huish from Flavel's notes.

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