Vision and Certitude in the Age of Ockham: Optics, Epistemology and the Foundation of Semantics 1250-1345 available in Paperback
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When William of Ockham lectured on Lombard’s Sentences in 1317-1319, he articulated a new theory of knowledge. Its reception by fourteenth-century scholars was, however, largely negative, for it conflicted with technical accounts of vision and with their interprations of Duns Scotus. This study begins with Roger Bacon, a major source for later scholastics’ efforts to tie a complex of semantic and optical explanations together into an account of concept formation, truth and the acquisition of certitude. After considering the challenges of Peter Olivi and Henry of Ghent, Part I concludes with a discussion of Scotus’s epistemology. Part II explores the alternative theories of Peter Aureol and William of Ockham. Part III traces the impact of Scotus, and then of Aureol, on Oxford thought in the years of Ockham’s early audience, culminating with the views of Adam Wodeham. Part IV concerns Aureol’s intellectual legacy at Paris, the introduction of Wodeham’s thought there, and Autrecourt’s controversies.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters Series , #22|
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Table of Contents
PrefaceList of Abbreviations, Sigla, and Technical VocabularyPart One: From Perspectivist Optics tto Intuitive Cognition: The background to Fourteenth-Century EpistomologyI. The Multiplication of Species: The Legacy of Roger BaconII. From the Baconian Synthesis to the Epistomology of John Duns ScotusIII. John Duns ScotusPart Two: Interpretation and ReconceptionIV. Peter AureolV. William of OckhamPart Three: The Rejection of Ockham's Theory of Knowledge in EnglandVI.Oxford Between Scotus and OckhamVII. The Early Reaction to Aureol and Ockham: the Views of Walter ChattonVIII. Oxford in the 1320sIX. Oxford in the 1330sX. Adam Wodeham at london and OxfordPart Four: The Introduction of English Theories of Knowledge to ParisXI. Paris 1318-1245: The Interpreters of SCotus and Aureol XII. Epiloguw: Adam Wodeham's First Parisian ReadersBibliographyIndex manuscriptorumIndex personarum et rerum