From a Topical Point of View: Dialectic in Anselm of Canterburys de Grammatico Peter Boschung

ISBN: 9781281400819

Published: January 10th 2010

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346 pages


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From a Topical Point of View: Dialectic in Anselm of Canterburys de Grammatico by Peter Boschung
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 346 pages | ISBN: 9781281400819 | 9.27 Mb

This study of Anselm of Canterburys enigmatic work De grammatico provides a perspective both on Anselms thought and the history of medieval dialectic immediately prior to the renaissance of dialectic in the 12th century. The first part of the bookMoreThis study of Anselm of Canterburys enigmatic work De grammatico provides a perspective both on Anselms thought and the history of medieval dialectic immediately prior to the renaissance of dialectic in the 12th century.

The first part of the book examines Anselms notion of dialectic and illustrates the role of De grammatico in the context of teaching dialectic. The second part of the book remarks the novelty of Anselms way of treating fallacies and presents a full study of the technique for treating fallacies, its theoretical basis, and its application in the context of dialectic.

The third part explores Anselms theory of signification as it is presented in De grammatico and emphasizes its rich metaphysical underpinnings. Each part begins with a presentation of an assessment of the sources as they were available to Anselm, builds the interpretation of Anselms ideas on this basis, and reflects on the relation of these ideas to 12th Century logical thought.



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