A Companion to Walter Burley: Late Medieval Logician and Metaphysician (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition 41)

A Companion to Walter Burley: Late Medieval Logician and Metaphysician (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition 41)

By: Alessandro Conti (editor)Hardback

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Until some thirty years ago, medieval scholars and historians of philosophy have not generally done justice to Walter Burley (ca. 1275-after 1344). On the one hand, he was been misconstrued as holding a mere variation of more moderate realist positions - something that is true only for the first part of his career (before 1324). On the other hand, very often his ideas were studied simply as a means to a better understanding Ockham's theories, so dwarfing the worth and interest of Burley's doctrines. On the contrary, in terms of rigour, originality, and influence, Burley was one of the most prominent logicians and metaphysicians of the Middle Ages. This volume, which contains thirteen substantial essays on Burley's philosophy, tries to rectify that situation. It aims to reconstruct Burley's thought and the role it played in the development of late medieval philosophy, to situate it definitely within its historical and intellectual context, and to clarify its internal evolution. Contributors include: Fabrizio Amerini, E. Jennifer Ashworth, Laurent Cesalli, Alessandro D. Conti, Iacopo Costa, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, Marek Gensler, Elzbieta Jung, Roberto Lambertini, Cecilia Trifogli, Marta Vittorini, and Hans-Ulrich Wohler.

About Author

Alessandro D. Conti is Associate Professor of History of Medieval Philosophy at the University of L'Aquila (Italy). His research concentrates on commentaries on the Isagoge of Porphyry and on Aristotle's Categories from Boethius to Paul of Venice and on the logic, ontology and gnoseology of Walter Burley, John Wyclif, and Paul of Venice. He is member of the Editorial Board of Vivarium and author of several books and critical editions, including Esistenza e verita. Forme e strutture del reale in Paolo Veneto e nel pensiero filosofico del tardo medioevo (Rome, 1996), many articles and several entries in theStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


Notes on Contributors ... vii Introduction ... 1 Alessandro D. Conti PART ONE: THE INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT Chapter One. Life and Works ... 17 Appendix: A Complete List of Burley's Works ... 46 Marta Vittorini Chapter Two. The Ockham-Burley Dispute ... 49 Catarina Dutilh Novaes PART TWO: THE LOGICIAN AND METAPHYSICIAN Chapter Three. Meaning and Truth ... 87 Laurent Cesalli Chapter Four. Being and Analogy ... 135 E. Jennifer Ashworth Chapter Five. Universals and Individuals ... 167 Hans-Ulrich Wohler Chapter Six. Burley's Theories of Categories ... 191 Alessandro D. Conti PART THREE: THE NATURAL, MORAL, AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHER Chapter Seven. Knowledge ... 225 Alessandro D. Conti Chapter Eight. Physical Forms and Matter ... 247 Elzbieta Jung Chapter Nine. Motion and Time ... 267 Cecilia Trifogli Chapter Ten. Generation and Corruption ... 301 Marek Gensler Chapter Eleven. The Ethics of Walter Burley ... 321 Iacopo Costa Chapter Twelve. Burley's Commentary on the Politics: Exegetic Techniques and Political Language ... 347 Roberto Lambertini PART FOUR: BURLEY'S LEGACY Chapter Thirteen. 14th-Century Reactions to Burley ... 377 Fabrizio Amerini Selected Bibliography ... 41

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  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 442
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