12 found
Order:
  1.  22
    Christopher J. Martin (2016). The Invention of Relations: Early Twelfth-Century Discussions of Aristotle's Account of Relatives1. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (3):447-467.
    Aristotle's discussion of relatives in the Categories presented its eleventh- and twelfth-century readers with many puzzles. Their attempt to solve these puzzles and to develop a coherent account of the category led around the beginning of the twelfth century to the invention of relations as items which stand to relatives as qualities stand to qualified substances. In this paper, I first discuss the details of Aristotle's accounts of relatives and the related category of ‘situation’ and Boethius' commentary on them. I (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  2.  55
    Christopher J. Martin (2007). Denying Conditionals: Abaelard and the Failure of Boethius' Account of the Hypothetical Syllogism. Vivarium 45 (s 2-3):153-168.
    Boethius' treatise De Hypotheticis Syllogismis provided twelfth-century philosophers with an introduction to the logic of conditional and disjunctive sentences but this work is the only part of the logica vetus which is no longer studied in the twelfth century. In this paper I investigate why interest in Boethius acount of hypothetical syllogisms fell off so quickly. I argue that Boethius' account of compound sentences is not an account of propositions and once a proper notion of propositionality is available the argument (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  3.  33
    Christopher J. Martin (1986). William's Machine. Journal of Philosophy 83 (10):564-572.
    No categories
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  4.  27
    Christopher J. Martin (2011). What An Ugly Child: Abaelard on Translation, Figurative Language, and Logic. Vivarium 49 (1-3):26-49.
    An examination the development of Peter Abaelard's views on translation and figurative meaning. Mediaeval philosophers curiously do not connect the theory of translation implied by Aristotelian semantics with the multiplicity of tongues consequent upon the fall of Babel and do not seem to have much to offer to help in solving the problems of scriptural interpretation noted by Augustine. Indeed, on the Aristotelian account of meaning such problems do not arise. This paper shows that Abaelard is like others in this (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  5.  32
    Christopher J. Martin (1992). The Logic of the Nominales, or, the Rise and Fall of Impossible Positio. Vivarium 30 (1):110-126.
  6.  24
    Christopher J. Martin (2010). They Had Added Not a Single Tiny Proposition: The Reception of the Prior Analytics in the First Half of the Twelfth Century. Vivarium 48 (1-2):159-192.
    A study of the reception of Aristotle's Prior Analytics in the first half of the twelfth century. It is shown that Peter Abaelard was perhaps acquainted with as much as the first seven chapters of Book I of the Prior Analytics but with no more. The appearance at the beginning of the twelfth century of a short list of dialectical loci which has puzzled earlier commentators is explained by noting that this list formalises the classification of extensional relations between general (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  7.  13
    Christopher J. Martin (1998). The Logic of Growth: Twelfth-Century Nominalists and the Development of Theories of the Incarnation. Medieval Philosophy and Theology 7 (1):1-15.
    Among the various testimonia assembled by Iwakuma and Ebbesen to the twelfth-century school of philosophers known as the Nominales, 1 four record their commitment to the apparently outrageous thesis that nothing grows. My aim in this essay is to explore the reasons the Nominales had for maintaining this thesis and to investigate the role that the theory which supported it played in the development of late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century debates over the character of the hypostatic union. My investigation concerns (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  8. Patricia Kenig Curd, Jyl Gentzler, Christopher J. Martin, C. J. F. Williams, Nicholas Denyer & Christopher Kirwan (1991). Brill Online Books and Journals. Phronesis 36 (3).
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  9.  5
    Christopher J. Martin (2004). John Mair on Future Contingency. In Russell L. Friedman & Sten Ebbesen (eds.), John Buridan and Beyond: Topics in the Language Sciences, 1300-1700. Commission Agent, C.A. Reitzel 89--183.
  10.  1
    Christopher J. Martin (1994). Schooling in Mexico: Staying in or Dropping Out. British Journal of Educational Studies 42 (4):422-423.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  11. Christopher J. Martin (2000). Logics for Distinctions: Peter of Navarre and the Scotistic Treatment of Impossible Hypotheses. In I. Angelelli & P. Pérez-Ilzarbe (eds.), Medieval and Renaissance Logic in Spain. Olms 54--439.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  12. Christopher J. Martin (1986). William's Machine. Journal of Philosophy 83 (10):564.
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography