In 1962–1967 Professor L.M. de Rijk published his
Logica Modernorum – A Contribution to the History of Early Terminist Logic. The first part (1962) has the title:
On the Twelfth Century Theories of Fallacy. The second part (two volumes, 1967) has as title:
The Origin and the Early Development of the Theory of Supposition. De Rijk’s
Logica Modernorum provides the basis for the modern study of medieval theories of supposition.
Now, nearly 50 years later, scholars have made great progress in the study of the properties of terms. De Rijk’s study was primarily about the early development of terminist logic, i.e. during the 12th and 13th centuries. Scholars have also investigated later developments well into the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Not only logical texts, but also texts on grammar have been published. Many of the scholars who have contributed to this development, present papers in this volume.
Contributors are Fabrizio Amerini, Jenny Ashworth, Allan Bäck, Bert Bos, Julie Brumberg-Chaumont, Laurent Cesalli, Lambert Marie de Rijk, Sten Ebbesen, Alessandro Conti, Catarina Dutilh-Novaes, Onno Kneepkens, Costantino Marmo, Dafne Mure, Claude Panaccio, Ernesto Perini Santos, Joel Lonfat, Angel d’Ors, Göran Sundholm and Luisa Valente.
Egbert P. Bos, Ph. D. (1980), Leiden University, the editor of this volume, is emeritus Professor of Medieval Logic and Semantics at that university. He has published text-editions and articles on medieval logic and semantics, especially of tracts of the fourteenth century.
Early Supposition Theory in General L.M. de Rijk, Semantics and Ontology. An Assessment of Medieval Terminism ... 13 Sten Ebbesen, Early Supposition Theory II ... 60
Arabic Philosophy Allan Back, Avicenna’s Theory of Supposition ... 81
XIIth Century Luisa Valente, Supposition Theory and Porretan Theology: Summa Zwettlensis and Dialogus Ratii et Everardi ... 119
XIIIth Century Mary Sirridge, Supposition and the Fallacy of Figure of Speech in the Abstractiones ... 147 Julie Brumberg-Chaumont, The Role of Discrete Terms in the Theory of the Properties of Terms ... 169 Dafne Mure, Suppositum between Logic and Metaphysics: Simon of Faversham and his Contemporaries (1270-1290) ... 205
XIVth Century Costantino Marmo, Scotus on Supposition ... 233 Simo Knuuttila, Supposition and Predication in Medieval Trinitarian Logic ... 260 Laurent Cesalli, Richard Brinkley on Supposition ... 275 Alessandro D. Conti, Semantic and Ontological Aspects of Wyclif ’s Theory of Supposition ... 304 Fabrizio Amerini, Thomas Aquinas and Some Italian Dominicans (Francis of Prato, Georgius Rovegnatinus and Girolamo Savonarola) on Signification and Supposition ... 327 Catarina Dutilh Novaes, The Role of ‘Denotatur’ in Ockham’s Theory of Supposition ... 352 Claude Panaccio, Ockham and Buridan on Simple Supposition ... 371 E. Jennifer Ashworth, Descent and Ascent from Ockham to Domingo de Soto: An Answer to Paul Spade ... 385 Ernesto Perini-Santos, When the Inference ‘p is true, therefore p’Fails: John Buridan on the Evaluation of Propositions ... 411
XV-XVI-XVIIth Centuries Angel d’ Ors, Logic in Salamanca in the Fifteenth Century. The Tractatus suppositionum terminorum by Master Franquera ... 427 Stephan Meier-Oeser, The Hermeneutical Rehabilitation of Supposition Theory in Seventeenth-Century Protestant Logic ... 464
Logic: Medieval and Modern Sara L. Uckelman, A Quantified Temporal Logic for Ampliation and Restriction ... 485 Terry Parsons, The Expressive Power of Medieval Logic ... 511
Index ... 523
All those interested in the history of philosophy, especially that of logic and semantics, history of medieval universities; philosophy of language.