Sten Ebbesen has contributed many works in the field of ancient and medieval philosophy over many decades of dedicated research. His style is crisp and lucid and his philosophical penetration and exposition of often difficult concepts and issues is both clear and intellectually impressive. Ashgate is proud to present this three volume set of his collected essays, all of them thoroughly revised and updated. Each volume is thematically arranged. Volume One: Greek-Latin Philosophical Interaction explores issues of relevance to the history of logic and semantics, and in particular connections and/or differences between Greek and Latin theory and scholarly procedures, with special emphasis on late antiquity and the Middle Ages.
Contents: Preface; The Greek under the Latin and the Latin under the Greek; Greek-Latin philosophical interaction; The odyssey of semantics from the Stoa to Buridan; The chimera's diary - edited by Sten Ebbesen; Where were the stoics in the late Middle Ages?; Theories of language in the Hellenistic age and in the 12th and 13th centuries; Late-ancient ancestors of Medieval philosophical commentaries; Boethius on Aristotle; Boethius on the metaphysics of words; Western and Byzantine approaches to logic; Greek and Latin medieval logic; Philoponus, 'Alexander' and the origins of medieval logic; Analysing syllogisms or anonymous Aurelianensis III - the (presumably) earliest extant Latin commentary on the prior analytics, and its Greek model; Fragments of 'Alexander's' commentaries on Analytica Posteriora and Sophistici Elenchi; Bibliography; Indexes.