Formal and Material Consequences in Ockham and Buridan

Vivarium 56 (3-4):241-271 (2018)

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_ Source: _Volume 56, Issue 3-4, pp 241 - 271 William of Ockham and John Buridan provide different accounts of the distinction between formal and material consequences. Some consequences – in particular, enthymemes – that Ockham would classify as formal would be classified as material by Buridan. This paper explains this taxonomical discrepancy. It identifies the root of the discrepancy not in a difference between Ockham’s and Buridan’s notions of propositional hylomorphism but rather in Ockham’s endorsement of relational characterizations of consequences.
Keywords John Buridan   William of Ockham   consequences  hylomorphism
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DOI 10.1163/15685349-12341360
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