David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Vivarium 46 (1):24-58 (2008)
This paper deals with John Wyclif 's account of the fallacia accidentis. To a certain extent Wyclif 's explanations fit in with Aristotle's understanding of language. Aristotle recognises that we can talk about substances in many different ways; we can introduce them by using 'substantial' names, but also by using names derived from the substances' accidental features. The substances are the ultimate foundation of all these expressions. This idea in itself is not opposed to a conceptualist account of language. John Buridan uses Aristotle's principle of categorisation to show how language works, but for him the activity of categorising things is to be explained in terms of our mental activities only. Wyclif, on the other hand, reads much into the requirement that all our linguistic distinctions should have their basis in extramental reality: our conceptualisations not only pertain to individual substances, but also parallel their distinct ontic layers.
|Keywords||JOHN WYCLIF MEDIEVAL LOGIC FALLACIES JOHN BURIDAN|
|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
Montgomery Furth (1988). Substance, Form, and Psyche: An Aristotelean Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
Hye-Kyung Kim (2007). Aristotle on Substance and Unity. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 10:79-91.
T. Scaltsas, David Charles & Mary Louise Gill (eds.) (1994). Unity, Identity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
Alessandro D. Conti (2005). Johannes Sharpe's Ontology and Semantics: Oxford Realism Revisited. Vivarium 43 (1):156-186.
Aurélien Robert (2008). Scepticisme ou renoncement au dogme? Chôra 6:251-288.
Laurent Cesalli (2011). Wyclif on the Felicity (Conditions) of Marriage. Vivarium 49 (1-3):258-274.
Laurent Cesalli (2007). Intentionality and Truth-Making: Augustine's Influence on Burley and Wyclif 's Propositional Semantics. Vivarium 45 (s 2-3):283-297.
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.
Paul Vincent Spade (2005). The Problem of Universals and Wyclif's Alleged "Ultrarealism". Vivarium 43 (1):111-123.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #161,391 of 1,413,402 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,345 of 1,413,402 )
How can I increase my downloads?