David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Vivarium 49 (1-3):258-274 (2011)
Regarding marriage, John Wyclif defends the following position: strictly speaking, no words or any kind of sensory signs would be needed, since the consensus of the spouses together with God's approbation would suffice for the accomplishment of marriage. But if words do have to be pronounced, then the appropriate formula should not be in the present, but in the future. In the following, I shall discuss Wyclif's arguments by comparing them with some other medieval positions, as well as with some elements of contemporary theories of speech acts. It will appear that in his analysis of the only sacrament which is a “social act“ in the literal sense of the expression, Wyclif (i) clearly acknowledges the central role of individual intentions behind (linguistic) conventions, and (ii) carefully distinguishes between the different, chronologically disparate acts involved in marriage and their respective (semantic, psychological and factual) felicity conditions
|Keywords||philosophy of language medieval philosophy John Wyclif pragmatics J. Searle J.L. Austin|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Paul Vincent Spade (2005). The Problem of Universals and Wyclif's Alleged "Ultrarealism". Vivarium 43 (1):111-123.
Christie Hartley & Lori Watson (2012). Political Liberalism, Marriage and the Family. Law and Philosophy 31 (2):185-212.
R. N. Swanson (2008). John Wyclif: Myth and Reality. By G. R. evansJohn Wyclif: Scriptural Logic, Real Presence, and the Parameters of Orthodoxy. By Ian Christopher Levy. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 49 (4):680–681.
Luigi Campi (2011). Yet Another 'Lost' Chapter of Wyclif's Summa de Ente Notes on Some Puzzling References to Tractatus 13 1. Vivarium 49 (4):353-367.
Debra B. Bergoffen (1999). Marriage, Autonomy, and the Feminine Protest. Hypatia 14 (4):18-35.
Joke Spruyt (2008). The Unity of Semantics and Ontology. Wyclif 's Treatment of the Fallacia Accidentis. Vivarium 46 (1):24-58.
Benjamin A. Gorman (2004). Brief Refutations of Some Common Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage. American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues 4 (1):13-15.
Laurent Cesalli (2007). Intentionality and Truth-Making: Augustine's Influence on Burley and Wyclif 's Propositional Semantics. Vivarium 45 (s 2-3):283-297.
Timothy F. Murphy (2011). Same-Sex Marriage: Not a Threat to Marriage or Children. Journal of Social Philosophy 42 (3):288-304.
Andrew Stivers & Andrew Valls (2007). Same-Sex Marriage and the Regulation of Language. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 6 (2):237-253.
Laurie Shrage (2013). Reforming Marriage: A Comparative Approach. Journal of Applied Philosophy 30 (2):107-121.
Pauline Kleingeld (1998). Just Love? Marriage and the Question of Justice. Social Theory and Practice 24 (2):261-281.
Lara Denis (2001). From Friendship to Marriage: Revising Kant. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 63 (1):1-28.
Alex Rajczi (2008). A Populist Argument for Same-Sex Marriage. The Monist 91 (3-4):475-505.
Added to index2011-10-29
Total downloads7 ( #264,713 of 1,696,654 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #345,998 of 1,696,654 )
How can I increase my downloads?