Sten Ebbesen has contributed many works in the field of ancient and medieval philosophy over decades of dedicated research. His crisp and lucid style and his philosophical penetration of often difficult concepts and issues is both clear and intellectually impressive. Ashgate is proud to present this thematically arranged three volume set of his collected essays, each thoroughly revised and updated. Volume Two: Topics in Latin Philosophy from the 12th -14th Centuries explores issues in medieval philosophy from the time nominalists and other schools competed in twelfth-century Paris to the mature scholasticism of Boethius of Dacia, Radulphus Brito and other 'modist' thinkers of the late thirteenth century and, finally, the new nominalism of John Buridan in the fourteenth century.
Contents: Foreword; Early supposition theory (12th-13th centuries); The present King of France wears hypothetical shoes with categorical laces; OXYNAT: a theory about the origin of British logic; The semantics of the Trinity according to Stephen Langton and Andrew Sunesen; What must one have an opinion about; Porretaneans on propositions; Albert (the Great?)'s companion to the Organon; Concrete accidental terms: late 13th-century debates about problems relating to such terms as 'album'; Boethius of Dacia: science is a serious game; The man who loved every. Boethius of Dacia on logic and metaphysics; Radulphus Brito. The last of the great arts masters. Or: philosophy and freedom; Radulphus Brito on the Metaphysics; Proof and its limits according to Buridan Summulae 8; Bibliography; Indexes.