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Title The demonic temptations of medieval nominalism / edited by Gyula Klima and Alexander W. Hall
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011


Description 1 online resource (151 pages)
Series Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics ; vol. 9
Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics ; v. 9.
Contents Part 1: Universal and singular cognition. Transduction and singular cognition in Thomas Aquinas / Adam Wood ; Universalism and the argument from indifference / Andrea Borghini ; Singular cognition : brief remarks on Pini and Klima / Peter Weigel ; Aquinas versus Scotus on the cognition of singulars / Giorgio Pini ; The medieval problem of singulars / Gyula Klima -- Part 2: Demon skepticism. Demon skepticism and concept identity in a nominalist vs. a realist framework / Gyula Klima ; Late medieval nominalism and non-veridical concepts / Claude Panaccio ; Demon skepticism and non-veridical concepts / Gyuia Klima -- Part 3: John Buridan -- medieval nominalism. Buridan on substantial unity and substantial concepts / Gyula Klima ; Externalism, singular thought and nominalist ontology / Calvin G. Normore ; Two brief remarks on Calvin Normore's paper / Gyula Klima
Summary "This volume presents three sets of papers discussing the medieval problem of singulsar cognition, nominalist epistemology, and the metaphysics of the great medieval nominalist philosopher, John Buridan. The first group of essays concerns issues surrounding the possibility of singular cognition in light of the cognitive psychology of Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus, ads well as the latter's 'argument from indifference' as developed by William Ockham to support his own, nominalist epistemology. However, Ockham's epistemology, worked out in detail by John Buridan, seems to have implications concerning the possibility of 'demon skepticism' (later popularized by Descartes), which in turn poses a threat to the consistency of the nominalist cognitive psychology in general, as discussed in the second group of essays. Finally, the third group of essays explores some intriguing, but 'weird' impliciations of the nominalist approach to epistemology in the metaphysics of John Buridan"--Publisher's description, back of dust jacket
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Subject Buridan, Jean, 1300-1358 -- Congresses
Buridan, Jean, 1300-1358
Nominalism -- Congresses
Logic, Medieval -- Congresses
History of Western philosophy.
Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- General.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Deconstruction.
Logic, Medieval
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Klima, Gyula
Hall, Alexander W
ISBN 144383419X