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Studies on the History of Logic and Semantics, 12th-17th Centuries

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A collection of 17 previously published essays on Medieval and Renaissance semantics, arranged in five sections on wisdom versus eloquence, the semantics of the proposition, the Medieval distinction between performed and signified predication, "appellatio rationis", and Renaissance philosophy. Most of the articles were published in the 1980s and 1990s. One article is in French. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860786184
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Series: Collected Studies Series
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
I Philologia et son mariage avec Mercure jusqu' a la fin du XIIe siecle
II The semantics of propositions
III Bezeichnen und Behaupten
IV Adam Wodeham on the meaning of declarative sentences
V Stanislaus of Znaim (d. 1414) on truth and falsity
VI The distinction of actus exercitus/actus significatus in medieval semantics
VII Ockham on performed and signified predication
VIII 'Appellatio rationis' in Buridan, 'Sophismata', IV, 9-15
IX Some remarks on the role of mental sentences in medieval semantics
X Medieval problems concerning substitutivity (Paul of Venice, Logica Magna, II, 11, 7-8)
XI Lorenzo Valla on the dream paradox
XII Walter Burleigh on the conclusion that your are an ass
XIII Geulincx' containment theory of logic
XIV Can a mental proposition change its truth value? Some 17th-century views
XV A 17th-century debate on the consequentia mirabilis
XVI The historical background to Locke's account of particles (Essay, III, 7)
XVII On the fourfold root of the argumentum ad hominem
Indexes
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