In Defense of Common Sense: Lorenzo Valla's Humanist Critique of Scholastic Philosophy

Harvard University Press (2009)
Introduction -- The attack on aristotelian-scholastic metaphysics -- The analysis of things : substance, quality, and the tree of porphyry -- Thing and word : a critique of transcendental terms -- From a grammatical point of view : the reduction of the categories -- Soul, nature, morality, and God -- Soul and nature : a critique of aristotelian psychology and natural philosophy -- The virtues and the road to heavenly pleasure -- Speaking about the ineffable : the Trinity -- Towards a humanist dialectic -- Dialectic I : propositions, the square of contraries, proof, and argument -- Dialectic II : forms of argumentation -- Conclusion: Valla and "ordinary language philosophy".
Keywords Humanism  Scholasticism
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Call number B785.V1144.N38 2009
ISBN(s) 9780674032699   0674032691
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