Consequence and Formality in the Logic of Walter Burley

Vivarium 56 (3-4):292-319 (2018)

Jacob Archambault
Fordham University
_ Source: _Volume 56, Issue 3-4, pp 292 - 319 With William of Ockham and John Buridan, Walter Burley is often listed as one of the most significant logicians of the medieval period. Nevertheless, Burley’s contributions to medieval logic have received notably less attention than those of either Ockham or Buridan. To help rectify this situation, the author here provides a comprehensive examination of Burley’s account of consequences, first recounting Burley’s enumeration, organization, and division of consequences, with particular attention to the shift from natural and accidental to formal and material consequence, and then locating Burley’s contribution to the theory of consequences in the context of fourteenth-century work on the subject, detailing its relation to the earliest treatises on consequences, then to Ockham and Buridan.
Keywords John Buridan   Walter Burley   consequence   hylomorphism   logical form  William of Ockham
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DOI 10.1163/15685349-12341355
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