Sophisms in Medieval Logic and Grammar

Sophisms in Medieval Logic and Grammar : Acts of the Ninth European Symposium for Medieval Logic and Semantics, held at St Andrews, June 1990

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The first Symposium consisted of three people in a cafe in Warsaw in 1973. Since then, meetings have grown in size and have been held in Leyden, Copenhagen, Nijmegen, Rome, Oxford, Poitiers and Freiburg am-Breisgau. The ninth Symposium was held in St Andrews in June 1990, with 57 participants who listened to addresses by 28 speakers. It was very fitting that Scotland's oldest university, founded in the heyday of medievalleaming in 1411, should have been given the chance to bring together scholars from all over Europe and beyond to present their researches on the glorious past of scholastic rational thought. The topic of the Symposium was "Sophisms in Medieval Logic and Grammar". The present volume consists, for the most part, of the papers presented at the Symposium. In fact, however, it proved impossible to include five of the contributions. Two of the papers included here were intended for the Symposium but in the event not delivered, because of the unavoidable absence of the speakers. The Symposium received very helpful financial support from one of the major philosophical associations in Britain, the Mind Association, from the Philosophical Quarterly, a journal published at St Andrews, from the University of St Andrews, from the British Academy, and from Low and Bonarplc. In organising the programme for the conference and in preparing the papers for publication I received invaluable help from: Professor E.J.
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  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 28.96mm | 1,770g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XVII, 422 p.
  • 0792321960
  • 9780792321965

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction; S. Read. Part I: Sophisms as a Genre. Resoluble, Exponible, and Officiable Terms in the Sophistria of Petrus Olai, MS Uppsala C599; R. Andrews. Appendices 1, 2. Richard Ferrybridge's Logica: a Handbook for Solving Sophismata; M. Bertagna. The Sophismata in MSS Bruges SB509 and Florence Med.-Laur. S. Croce 12 sin.,3; S. Ebbesen. Appendix. List of MSS. Orleans 266 and the Sophismata Collection: Master Joscelin of Soissons and the Infinite Words in the Early Twelfth Century; C.H. Kneepkens. Appendix. The Sophismata Attributed to Marsilius of Padua; R. Lambertini. List of MSS. The Sophism 'Omnis propositio est vera vel falsa' by Henry Hopton (Pseudo-Heytesbury's De veritate et falsitate propositionis); A. Maieruu. Appendix. Die Rolle der Sophismata im Unterricht des Krakauer Universitat im 15. Jahrhundert; M. Markowski. The Sophismata asinina of William Heytesbury: Variations on a Given Theme; F. Pironet. Appendix. A Comparaive Analysis of the Treatment of Sophisms in MSS Digby 2 and Royal 12 Fxiox of the Magister Abstractionum; P.A. Streveler. Appendices 1, 2. 'Omnis phoenix est': Quantification and Existence in a New Sophismata-Collection (MS Clm 14522); A. Tabarroni. Appendix. Expositio as a Method of Solving Sophisms; M. Yrjoensuuri. Part II: Grammatical Sophisms. Grammatical Sophisms in Collections of Logical Sophisms: 'Amatus sum' in; C. Brousseau-Beuermann. La distinction entre actus execitus et actus significatus dans les sophismes grammaticaux du MSS BN lat. 16618 et autres textes apparantes; I. Rosier. Appendix. Interest mea et imperatoris ducere castam in uxorem: Can 'est' be Used Impersonally? M.Sirridge. Part III: Logical Sophisms. Who is the Worthiest of Them All? A. Back. Albert de Saxe et les Sophismes de l'Infini; J. Biard. Il Sofisma de Paolo Veneto: 'Sortes in quantum homo est animal'; A. Conti. Appendix. The Soul of the Antichrist Necessarily will be a Being: A Modal Sophism in 16th Century Logic Texts; J. Coombs. 'Debeo tibi equum': a Reconstruction of the Theoretical Framework of Buridan's Treatment of the sophisma; G. Klima. Trinitarian Sophisms in Robert Holcot's Theology; S. Knuuttila. Obligations and Liars; C. Martin. Appendix. Hominis asinus/Asinus hominis; A. d'Ors. Solving the Insolubles: Hints from Ockham and Burley; C. Panaccio. Index of Manuscripts. Index of Names.
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