1st Edition

Medieval Logic and Metaphysics A Modern Introduction

By D.P. Henry Copyright 1972
    150 Pages
    by Routledge

    150 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1972, Medieval Logic and Metaphysics shows how formal logic can be used in the clarification of philosophical problems. An elementary exposition of Leśniewski’s Onotology, an important system of contemporary logic, is followed by studies of central philosophical themes such as Negation and Non-being, Essence and Existence, Meaning and Reference, Part and Whole. Philosophers and theologians discussed include St Anselm, St Thomas Aquinas, Abelard, Ockham, Scotus, Hume and Russell.


    References and Abbreviations

    Part I: Introduction

    1. Medieval Philosophy and Medieval Logic

    2. Medieval Logic and Modern Logic

    3. Preliminary Survey

    Part II: Ontology

    4. Names

    5. Functors and Quantification: Informal Exposition

    6. Punctuation

    7. Definitions

    8. Axiom and Deductions

    Part III: Applications

    9. Suppositio and Modern Logic

    10. Anselmian Regresses

    11. Existence and Inclusion

    12. Negation and Non-Being

    13. Ockham and the Formal Distinction

    14. Being, Essence and Existence

    15. The Ontological Argument

    16. Abelard on Increase



    Henry, D.P.