Modal Syllogistics in the Middle Ages

Modal Syllogistics in the Middle Ages

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This book presents the first study of the development of the theory of modal syllogistic in the Middle Ages. It traces the theory from the first medieval commentators on Aristotle's Prior Analytics to the end of the Middle Ages.
In the book, several previously unstudied texts are analysed and the works of philosophers like Robert Kilwardby, Albert the Great, Richard of Campsall, William of Ockham, John Buridan, Pseudo-Scotus, Albert of Saxony, Marsilius of Inghen and Jodocus Trutfetter are studied. These authors' views on modal syllogistics are shown to comprise important insights clarifying central issues with implications for medieval philosophy in general.
The book will be of particular interest to historians of medieval philosophy and logic, but also to anyone interested in the history of logic and Aristotelian philosophy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 24.13mm | 671g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9004116265
  • 9789004116269

Table of contents

Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - The First Commentators
Chapter 3 - Richard of Campsall
Chapter 4 -- William of Ockham
Chapter 5 - The Systematisation of Modal Syllogistics
Chapter 6 -The Pseudo-Scotus
Chapter 7 -Buridan's Students
Chapter 8 -Modal Syllogistics in the Late Middle Ages
Chapter 9 -Conclusion
Appendices I-VIII: Valid Moods For Syllogisms
Appendix IX - Central Concepts in Modal Syllogistic

1. Primary Sources (Printed Works)
2. Primary Sources (Manuscripts)
3. Secondary Sources
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About Henrik Lagerlund

Henrik Lagerlund, Ph.D. (1999) in Philosophy, Uppsala University, is at present a full time Researcher at Uppsala University, and, during the year 2000, Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles.
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