1300 – Born probably at Béthune, France. French philosopher, logician, and scientific theorist in optics and mechanics.
– Studied under William of Ockham and became a professor at the University of Paris.
1328 – Buridan was appointed professor of philosophy there. He served as university rector.
1340 – He condemned Ockham’s views, an act that is sometimes called the first seed of theological skepticism.
1358 – Jean Buridan died.
1474-1481 – Buridan’s own works were condemned and placed on the Index of Forbidden Books by partisans of Ockham.
1487-1493 – In logic, he explicated doctrines of Aristotle, Ockham, and Peter of Spain. In addition to commentaries on Aristotle’s Organon, Physics, De anima, Metaphysics, and Economics, his works include Summula de dialecta and Consequentie.