An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton

By James Edwin Creighton

This Elibron Classics version is a facsimile reprint of a 1905 version by means of the Macmillan corporation, long island.

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J. Buridan, Summulae: De Praedicabilibus, ed. L. M. de Rijk (Nijmegen: Ingenium, ); J. Buridan, Summulae: In Praedicamenta, ed. E. P. Bos (Nijmegen: Ingenium, ); J. Buridan, Summulae: De Suppositionibus, ed. R. van der Lecq (Nijmegen: Ingenium, ). 6427 Buridan / SUMMULAE DE DIALECTICA / sheet 33 of 1094      xxxiii The nominalist doctrine of the Summulae In this introductory essay I can only present a brief overview of some of the principal points of Buridan’s doctrine, especially those that demand some preliminary explanation for a fuller understanding of the peculiarities of the subsequent text.

Buridan, Summulae: De Praedicabilibus, ed. L. M. de Rijk (Nijmegen: Ingenium, ); J. Buridan, Summulae: In Praedicamenta, ed. E. P. Bos (Nijmegen: Ingenium, ); J. Buridan, Summulae: De Suppositionibus, ed. R. van der Lecq (Nijmegen: Ingenium, ). 6427 Buridan / SUMMULAE DE DIALECTICA / sheet 33 of 1094      xxxiii The nominalist doctrine of the Summulae In this introductory essay I can only present a brief overview of some of the principal points of Buridan’s doctrine, especially those that demand some preliminary explanation for a fuller understanding of the peculiarities of the subsequent text.

These technical notions of Buridan’s semantics will be explained in due course. In any case, whatever sorts of semantic values are concerned, the complexity of a complex concept consists precisely in the fact that its semantic values are dependent on the relevant semantic values of other concepts. . , esp. pp. – below (cf. also p. ). . , by imposing its syllables separately to signify the same things that various 6427 Buridan / SUMMULAE DE DIALECTICA / sheet 39 of 1094      xxxix and hence also syntactically simple concept (namely, a simple mental act that has no parts and hence no separately significative parts either), which nevertheless may be semantically complex because of its representative function (that is, its semantic value) being dependent on other, semantically and syntactically simple concepts.

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