Distinguished Professor Emerita
Areas of interest: Medieval and Post-Medieval Logic and Philosophy of Language, Medieval Philosophy, Aquinas.
Education: Professor Ashworth studied at Cambridge University and at Bryn Mawr College, where she received the Ph.D. in 1965.
Publications: Articles and reviews of hers have appeared in various journals, including Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Dialogue, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Review, Journal of the History of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Logic, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, and Vivarium. She has published seven books: Language and Logic in the Post-Medieval Period (Dordrecht: Reidel, 1974); The Tradition of Medieval Logic and Speculative Grammar from Anselm to the End of the Seventeenth Century: A Bibliography from 1836 Onwards (Toronto: PIMS, 1978); Studies in Post-Medieval Semantics (London: Variorum, 1985); edition of Robert Sanderson: Logicae Artis Compendium (Bologna: CLUEB, 1985); edition of Thomas Bricot: Tractatus Insolubilium (Nijmegen: Ingenium, 1986); edition and translation of Paul of Venice, Logica Magna Part II, Fascicule 8, (Oxford University Press, 1988); and Les théories de l’analogie du XIIe au XVIe siècle (Paris: Vrin, 2008). She has contributed chapters to various books, including the Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 1982); the Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 1988); The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2003); the Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and the Cambridge History of Science 2: Medieval Science (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Professor Ashworth held a Killam Research Fellowship for two years, 1988-90, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She was Renaissance subject editor for The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (1998, 10 volumes) and is currently on the editorial boards of History and Philosophy of Logic and Journal of the History of Philosophy. She is also a member of the British Academy Medieval Texts Editorial Committee.