Syncategoremata: Henrico de Gandavo adscripta

Copyright Date: 2010
Published by: Leuven University Press
Pages: 160
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    Book Description:

    The Stadsbibliotheek of Brugge houses a manuscript (ms. 510, f. 227ra-237vb) that holds a short logical text on the Syncategoremata, e.g. words that are not subjects or predicates in proposition. In this manuscript the text is ascribed to Henry of Ghent, who was a leading thinker of the second half of the thirteenth century. The highly interesting text contains some typical themes of Henry of Ghent, e.g. the distinction between esse essentiae and esse existentiae, which further supports the attribution to Henry. If it is the case that the text is by Henry, it shows that Henry had much more technical knowledge of logic and semantics than is often imagined. In the critical study which precedes the critical edition it is shown that the text was influenced by the logical works of Peter of Spain.

    eISBN: 978-94-6166-090-9
    Subjects: Philosophy

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. I-IV)
    (pp. V-VI)

    The editors would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Ludo Vandamme, Curator of Manuscripts of the Public Library of Bruges for his assistance in accessing the manuscript Bruges, ms. 510. Because this manuscript is the only one known to contain the text of theSyncategoremataattributed to Henry of Ghent, it was absolutely necessary for the editors to not only have microfilms of the manuscript, but also view the manuscriptin situ.

    We would also thank Dr. Guy Guldentops of the Thomas-Institut of the Universität zu Köln, Prof. Carlos Steel of the De Wulf-Mansion Centre of the K.U.Leuven, Prof....

    (pp. VII-LVIII)

    The manuscript Brugge, Stadsbibliotheek 510 is a composite manuscript consisting of seven sections dating from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The sections do not have any interrelationships in terms of their contents. The first six contain texts from authors as varied as Avicenna, Ambrose, Hugh of St. Victor and Robert Kilwardby, along with a collection ofSophismatafrom the beginning of the fourteenth century. In this volume the interest centers on the seventh section (i.e. ff. 227 – 237), which stems from the fourteenth century, likely from its beginning. It contains exclusively a treatise on syncategorematic terms that, at the end...

    (pp. LIX-LXVI)
    (pp. 1-74)

    Habito de proprietatibus dictionum categorematicarum consequenter videndum est de proprietatibus dictionum syncategorematicarum; quae sunt distributio, exclusio, negatio, et huiusmodi. Et quia harum cognitio consistit in cognitione dictionum syncategorematicarum quarum sunt proprietates, propter hoc de syncategorematicis dictionibus ad praesens intendimus.

    Et dicuntur syncategorematicae quasi: consignificativae, id est cum aliis significativae, scilicet cum categorematicis, non quia de se nihil significant, sed quia habent significationem non finitam sed infinitam, cuius finitationem trahunt ab adiunctis. Non enim significant aliquam rem, sed significant per modum dispositionis rei et terminorum significantium res. Dispositio autem omnis est in se infinita et finitatur per illud quod disponit.


  7. Back Matter
    (pp. 87-91)