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Medieval Logic and Metaphysics
A Modern Introduction

ISBN 9780367182717
Published December 31, 2020 by Routledge
150 Pages

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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.

Table of Contents


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


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