Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy

The studies that make up this book were written and brought together to honor the memory of Jan Pinborg.

Author: Norman Kretzmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400928435

Category: Philosophy

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The studies that make up this book were written and brought together to honor the memory of Jan Pinborg. His unexpected death in 1982 at the age of forty-five shocked and saddened students of medieval philosophy everywhere and left them with a keen sense of disappoint ment. In his fifteen-year career Jan Pinborg had done so much for our field with his more than ninety books, editions, articles, and reviews and had done it all so well that we recognized him as a leader and counted on many more years of his scholarship, his help, and his friendship. To be missed so sorely by his international colleagues in an academic field is a mark of Jan's achievement, but only of one aspect of it, for historians of philosophy are not the only scholars who have reacted in this way to Jan's death. In his decade and a half of intense productivity he also acquired the same sort of special status among historians of linguistics, whose volume of essays in his memory is being G. L. Bursill-Hall almost simultane published under the editorship of ously with this one. Sten Ebbesen, Jan's student, colleague, and successor as Director of the Institute of Medieval Greek and Latin Philology at the University of Copenhagen, has earned the gratitude of all of us by memorializing Jan 1 in various biographical sketches, one of which is accompanied by a 2 complete bibliography of his publications.

Studies in Scholasticism

Ivo Thomas ( New York , 1970 ) , part 3 ; G.L. Bursill - Hall , Speculative Grammars of the Middle Ages : The Doctrine ... in Twelfth - Century Philosophy , 227–51 ; Norman Kretzmann , ed . , Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy ...

Author: Marcia L. Colish

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0860789829

Category: History

Page: 318

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The papers brought together in this volume reflect three of Professor Colish's interests as a historian of medieval scholastic thought. The first group presents investigations into Peter Lombard (d. 1161) and his contemporaries; the second looks at how Peter's theology became mainstream Paris theology in the period between the Lombard's death and the early 13th century. The last two papers offer broader reflections on the story lines of high medieval intellectual history.

Modalities in Medieval Philosophy

Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy. Studies in Memory of Jan Pinborg (Synthese Historical Library 32), Dordrecht: Kluwer, 225–45. Kretzmann, N. (ed.) (1988b) Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy.

Author: Simo Knuuttila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429619199

Category: History

Page: 242

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Originally published in 1993, Modalities in Medieval Philosophy looks at the idea of modality as multiplicity of reference with respect to alternative domains. The book examines how this emerged in early medieval discussions and addresses how it was originally influenced by the theological conception of God acting by choice. After a discussion of ancient modal paradigms, the author traces the interplay of old and new modal views in medieval logic and semantics, philosophy and theology. A detailed account is given of late medieval discussions of the new modal logic, epistemic logic, and the logic norms. These theories show striking similarities to some basic tenets of contemporary approaches to modal matters. This work will be of considerable interest to historians of philosophy and ideas and philosophers of logic and metaphysics.

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

Oxford: Clarendon Press. Maierù, A. (1988) “Logic and Trinitarian Theology in De Modo Predicandi ac Sylogizandi in Divinis.” In Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy: Studies in Memory of Jan Pinborg, ed. N. Kretzmann.

Author: Richard Cross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317486435

Category: Philosophy

Page: 442

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Like any other group of philosophers, scholastic thinkers from the Middle Ages disagreed about even the most fundamental of concepts. With their characteristic style of rigorous semantic and logical analysis, they produced a wide variety of diverse theories about a huge number of topics. The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy offers readers an outstanding survey of many of these diverse theories, on a wide array of subjects. Its 35 chapters, all written exclusively for this Companion by leading international scholars, are organized into seven parts: I Language and Logic II Metaphysics III Cosmology and Physics IV Psychology V Cognition VI Ethics and Moral Philosophy VII Political Philosophy In addition to shedding new light on the most well-known philosophical debates and problems of the medieval era, the Companion brings to the fore topics that may not traditionally be associated with scholastic philosophy, but were in fact a veritable part of the tradition. These include chapters covering scholastic theories about propositions, atomism, consciousness, and democracy and representation. The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy is a helpful, comprehensive introduction to the field for undergraduate students and other newcomers as well as a unique and valuable resource for researchers in all areas of philosophy.

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy

'The logic of the categorical: The medieval theory of descent and ascent'. In Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy: Studies in Memory of Jan Pinborg, ed. Norman Kretzmann, 187–224. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer. ——— . 1994.

Author: John Marenbon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190246976

Category: Philosophy, Medieval

Page: 770

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This Handbook is intended to show the links between the philosophy written in the Middle Ages and that being done today. Essays by over twenty medieval specialists, who are also familiar with contemporary discussions, explore areas in logic and philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, moral psychology ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy and philosophy of religion. Each topic has been chosen because it is of present philosophical interest, but a more or less similar set of questions was also discussed in the Middle Ages. No party-line has been set about the extent of the similarity. Some writers (e.g. Panaccio on Universals; Cesalli on States of Affairs) argue that there are the closest continuities. Others (e.g. Thom on Logical Form; Pink on Freedom of the Will) stress the differences. All, however, share the aim of providing new analyses of medieval texts and of writing in a manner that is clear and comprehensible to philosophers who are not medieval specialists. The Handbook begins with eleven chapters looking at the history of medieval philosophy period by period, and region by region. They constitute the fullest, most wide-ranging and up-to-date chronological survey of medieval philosophy available. All four traditions - Greek, Latin, Islamic and Jewish (in Arabic, and in Hebrew) - are considered, and the Latin tradition is traced from late antiquity through to the seventeenth century and beyond.

Emotions in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Many fourteenth—century authors tried to treat philosophical questions by means of the analytical tools of logic and semantics. ... Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy, Synthese Historical Library, 32 (Dordrecht, Boston, ...

Author: Simo Knuuttila

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191532832

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Emotions are the focus of intense debate both in contemporary philosophy and psychology and increasingly also in the history of ideas. Simo Knuuttila presents a comprehensive survey of philosophical theories of emotion from Plato to Renaissance times, combining rigorous philosophical analysis with careful historical reconstruction. The first part of the book covers the conceptions of Plato and Aristotle and later ancient views from Stoicism to Neoplatonism and, in addition, their reception and transformation by early Christian thinkers from Clement and Origen to Augustine and Cassian. Knuuttila then proceeds to a discussion of ancient themes in medieval thought, and of new medieval conceptions, codified in the so-called faculty psychology from Avicenna to Aquinas, in thirteenth century taxonomies, and in the voluntarist approach of Duns Scotus, William Ockham, and their followers. Philosophers, classicists, historians of philosophy, historians of psychology, and anyone interested in emotion will find much to stimulate them in this fascinating book.

Medieval Supposition Theory Revisited

Studies in Memory of Jan pinborg (Dordrecht-Boston-London 1988, 107-161) Huelsen, R. (1988), 'Concrete Accidental Terms and the Fallacy of Figure of Speech', in: N. Kretzmann, ed., Meaning and Inference in Medieval philosophy (Dordrecht ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004260238

Category: History

Page: 560

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In Medieval Supposition Theory Revisited papers are presented which, on the basis of L.M. de Rijk’s monumental Logica modernorum (1962-1967, 3 vols.), sketch the development of medieval theories on meaning and reference from the beginnings well into the 17th century. The book also presents studies of these theories from a modern point of view.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

Christian Philosophy ( Notre Dame , IN , 1990 ) . [ 40 ] Gill , M. L. and J. G. Lennox , eds . Self - Motion . From Aristotle to Newton ( Princeton , NJ , 1994 ) . [ 41 ] Kretzmann , N. , ed . Meaning and Inference , in Medieval ...

Author: A. S. McGrade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521000637

Category: History

Page: 405

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This volume, first published in 2003, spans a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and into the fourteenth century.

The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy

Kretzmann and Stump, p. 112; ed. Alessio, p. 211). 25 See Paul Spade, “TheLogic ofthe Categorical: The Medieval Theoryof Descent and Ascent,”in N.Kretzmann (ed.) Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy ...

Author: Robert Pasnau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139952927

Category: Philosophy


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The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy comprises over fifty specially commissioned essays by experts on the philosophy of this period. Starting in the late eighth century, with the renewal of learning some centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, a sequence of chapters takes the reader through developments in many and varied fields, including logic and language, natural philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, and theology. Close attention is paid to the context of medieval philosophy, with discussions of the rise of the universities and developments in the cultural and linguistic spheres. A striking feature is the continuous coverage of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian material. There are useful biographies of the philosophers, and a comprehensive bibliography. The volumes illuminate a rich and remarkable period in the history of philosophy and will be the authoritative source on medieval philosophy for the next generation of scholars and students alike.

Representation and Objects of Thought in Medieval Philosophy

Historical Foundations of Cognitive Science, (Philosophical Studies Series 46), Dordrecht: Kluwer. Ockham, William, Summa logicae, (Opera philosophica et ... Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 187–224.

Author: Henrik Lagerlund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317066064

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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The notions of mental representation and intentionality are central to contemporary philosophy of mind and it is usually assumed that these notions, if not originated, at least were made essential to the philosophy of mind by Descartes in the seventeenth century. The authors in this book challenge this assumption and show that the history of these ideas can be traced back to the medieval period. In bringing out the contrasts and similarities between early modern and medieval discussions of mental representation the authors conclude that there is no clear dividing line between western late medieval and early modern philosophy; that they in fact represent one continuous tradition in the philosophy of mind.