'Quaestiones Alberti de Modis significandi.': A critical edition (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 15)

'Quaestiones Alberti de Modis significandi.': A critical edition (Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 15)

By: Pseudo-Albertus Magnus (author), Louis G. Kelly (commentator), Louis G. Kelly (editor_and_translator)Hardback

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This book provides a critical edition, translation and commentary of the British Museum Incunabulum C.21.C.52 and the Cambridge Incunabulum 5.J.3.7. of the Quaestiones Alberti. Although the British Museum catalogue ascribes the incunabulum to Albertus Magnus, the authorship is debated.The format of the twenty-one questions of this text follows the standard pattern of the time: after stating the question, the author cites as argumenta opinions with which he does not agree, gives his own answer, and then refutes the argumenta. For the author of these questions, three issues are paramount: the scientific status of grammar, the problem of universals, and the 'structure of the device' through which language was generated.


1. Acknowledgements; 2. Bibliography; 3. Introduction; 4. Text and Translation; 5. 1. Utrum grammatica sit scientia; 6. 2. Quaeritur quid est subiectum in grammatica; 7. 3. Quaeritur quid primum sit et minimum ex quo incipit consideratio grammaticae; 8. 4. Quaeritur utrum possibile est vocem imponi ad significandum; 9. 5. Utrum modi significandi sunt in voce tanquam in subiecto, vel in ipsa re; 10. 6. Utrum modi significandi et modi intelligendi et modi essendi sunt idem; 11. 7. Quaeritur utrum partes orationis distinguuntur per significatum vel per modum significandi; 12. 8. Utrum modi significandi oriuntur a proprietatibus rerum; 13. 9. Utrum modi significandi accidentales causantur a modis significandi essentialibus; 14. 10. Quaeritur quid sit principium constructionis, utrum significatum; 15. 11. Quaeritur utrum in verbis primae et secundae personae intelligitur nominativus casus; 16. 12. Quaeritur utrum nominativus casus nominis vel pronominis intelligitur in verbis primae et secundae personae; 17. 13. Quaeritur utrum nomen adiectivum possit supponere, ut sic dicendo albus currit; 18. 14. Quaeritur de constructione nominativi cum verbo utrum nominativus regatur a parte ante ex vi personae vel ex vi significati; 19. 15. Secundo quaeritur utrum nominativus a parte post regatur a verbo ex vi significantionis copulantis vel ex vi personae; 20. 16. Quaeritur utrum vocativus casus potest construi cum verbo ratione suppositi; 21. 17. Quaeritur utrum ablativus positus in designatione consequentiae potest poni absolute; 22. 18. Quaeritur utrum infinitivus modus potest supponere; 23. 19. Quaeritur utrum verbum potest impersonari; 24. 20. Quaeritur utrum verbum impersonale passivae vocis construitur cum accusativo post se, ut legitur Virgilium; 25. 21. Quaeritur sub qua parte orationis debent gerundiva contineri; 26. Endnotes; 27. Indexes

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 191
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