The Logical Grammar of Abelard by Roberto Pinzani (auth.)

By Roberto Pinzani (auth.)

Abelard is among the optimal protagonists of the "twelfth-century Renaissance". He 'picks up the baton' from Boethius resuming the job of commenting on Aristotle's works. the current e-book makes a speciality of the logical-grammatical research of common language, which for Abelard is a fraction of "scientific Latin". instruments of recent categorial grammar are hired to elucidate some of the difficulties raised via historiography (such as which means, summary entities and universals). one of the advantages of the quantity is the truth that it has enlightened the novel interaction among the traditions of Aristotle's and Priscian's commentators and, during this context, Abelard's ordinary function in exploring a brand new box of linguistic inquiry. An abundant research of grammatical assets and significant literature permits to guage the development that is on the foundation of the approaching terministic good judgment. The booklet is geared toward students of medieval philosophy in addition to historians of common sense and linguistics.

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130 Glosulae [Hunt (1941)] 225 - 228 ; [de Rijk (1967)] 101 - 105. As for the coincidences of the interpolated text vis-a-vis that of magister Guido, see Kneepkens (1978 ) 119 - 121. 131 Glosulae [Hunt (1941)] 227,12-14. 116 Op, 132Ibid. 18-29. 133 Cf. 2. 134 Notae [Hunt (1941)] 228 - 229. (1981)] 33; [(1973)], 30-31. ; and again: "de adiectivis nominibus queremus quid significent. Dicimus igitur quod 'albus' idem accidens significat quod et 'albedo' sed aliter quia determinat inherentiam illius accidentis et subiecti quod hoc nomen 'albedo' non facit" (p.

Coincides with a dialectical thesis in the comments on De Int 11; 4. (although it is not expressly mentioned by logicians) plays an important role in some discussions on the structure underlying a declarative clause; 5. recalls the Aristotelian notion of solecism; 6 introduces the issue of hypothetical clauses, as well as rules governing the composition of sentences; 7. corresponds to the dialectical doctrine of the composition of the predicate which is amply discussed in Abelard's comments on De Int 11; 8.

The problem, not further developed in the early middle Ages, acquires a decisive importance in the development of twelfth century semantics. In order to appreciate Abelard's contribution, the development of a 'nominal'P interpretation of the Categoriae and then of a semantic one must be taken into consideration. In early medieval treatises containing sections dedicated to the Categoriae and/or Porhyry's lsagoge, we can find observations analogous to those quoted above , although the subject is not .

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