Review Of "Logic And The Philosophy Of Language" Edited By N. Kretsmann And E. Stump

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A representative collection of translations from major contributors to medieval logic and the philosophy of language. Boethius, Peter of Spain, Robert Kilwardby, Walter Burley, William of Ockham, and William Heytesbury are represented on such subjects as division, the categories, syllogisms, dialectic and demonstration, modal consequences, and the properties of terms. It is appropriate that the first volume of this series should begin with selections dealing with meaning and inference, since logic formed the basis of medieval philosophical education. As a companion to The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy, ed. by N. Kretzman, A. Kenny, and J. Pinborg (CH, Sep '82), "The Cambridge Translations of Medieval Philosophical Texts" series gives readers access to texts discussed in the former. Valuable for the specialist in medieval philosophy, these volumes will also be of great use to advanced students of medieval history since they provide a ready reference for clarifying the meanings of technical terms that sometimes appear in medieval treatises on politics, science, and theology. Recommended for all libraries with major holdings in medieval thought.


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