Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Who’s on first?”, or, the things you find on the internet

In the last few days while scouring the internet for references to William of Sherwood, I have come across some absolute gems buried in the depths of the web. Here are two. First, google brought me to Roy J. Pearcy’s … Continue reading

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Bacon on animal communication

I have three desks in my office, which provides me with a lot of space for paper to accumulate. Much of this paper contains scribbled notes to self that I make while attending conferences and lectures or while reading, little … Continue reading

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Introduction: Bianca Bosman

Hi all. My name is Bianca and I’m a PhD student at the University of Groningen. I did my bachelors (Philosophy and Classics) and my research master (Philosophy) there as well. My master’s thesis was on the notion of validity … Continue reading

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How simple is simple apprehension? – Some worries about psychological structures and historiography

In De anima 430a26, Aristotle famously speaks of simple apprehension as the intellect’s grasping of undivided objects. So if you grasp the essence of a tree, your intellect performs what the scholastic tradition calls a “simplex apprehensio”. One of the … Continue reading

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Temporal propositions in Tractatus Anagnini

Recently I’ve been working on a paper looking at temporal and local propositions in the 13th and 14th C. Originally, it was to be just the 13th C, and just Roger Bacon, William of Sherwood, Peter of Spain, and Lambert … Continue reading

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Introduction: Martin Lenz

Hello! I’m Martin, a professor of philosophy at the Department of the History of Philosophy at the University of Groningen and a founding member of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought. Before joining the philosophy faculty at … Continue reading

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Boethius & Lambert on the requirements for significative speech

In an attempt to get more people reading medieval philosophy, I’ve been smuggling medieval authors into the philosophy of language courses I teach at Durham. This year, I had my 2nd years read Book 1, Ch. 1 of Boethius’s commentary … Continue reading

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