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Author Klima, Gyula.

Title John Buridan / Gyula Klima
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 352 pages)
Series Great medieval thinkers
Great medieval thinkers.
Contents Buridan's life, works, and influence -- Buridan's logic and the medieval logical tradition -- The primacy of mental language -- The various kinds of concepts and the idea of a mental language -- Natural language and the idea of a "formal syntax" in Buridan -- Existential import and the Square of opposition -- Ontological commitment -- The properties of terms (proprietates terminorum) -- The semantics of propositions -- Logical validity in a token-based, semantically closed logic -- The possibility of scientific knowledge -- Buridan's anti-skepticism -- Buridan's essentialist nominalism
Summary This is a brief, accessible introduction to the thought of the philosopher John Buridan. Klima argues that many of Buridan's academic concerns are strikingly similar to those of modern philosophy and his work sometimes quite directly addresses modern philosophical questions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-344) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Buridan, Jean, 1300-1358.
Buridan, Jean, 1300-1358.
Philosophy, Medieval.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Medieval.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199721078