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Ana Maria Mora Marquez: "The Dialectical Construction Of A Notion Of Truth In 13th Century Masters Of Arts"

The Higher Seminar in the History of Philosophy

Ana Maria Mora Marquez, University of Gothenburg: "The Dialectical Construction Of A Notion Of Truth In 13th Century Masters Of Arts"


Abstract
In their exegeses of the Aristotelian corpus, thirteenth-century masters of Arts will move towards a unified notion of truth that can account for its metaphysical, epistemological and logical uses. The dialectical process whereby these masters devise such a unified notion unfolds in the analysis of a discussion that goes from the first half of the thirteenth century until at least the dawn of the fourteenth century. My aim in this presentation is to show the dialectical construction of that notion of truth, using commentaries on the aforementioned Aristotelian passages. I begin with the rather short observations we find in Nicholas of Paris and Robert Kilwardby. Thereafter, I look at the state of the discussion in the commentaries on the De interpretatione by Martin of Dacia and Simon of Faversham and on the De anima by an anonymous master. I finish with the presentation of the unified notion we find in Radulphus Brito’s philosophical works.

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