Aristotle's Theory of Language and its Tradition
Texts from 500 to 1750, sel., transl. and commentary by Hans Arens
This volume contains a fragment from Aristotle’s Peri Hermeneias [16a1–17a7], with a translation into English and a commentary. This fragment is crucial to the understanding of Aristotle’s thinking about language. It is followed by (translations of) commentaries on Aristotle’s text by scholars between 500 and 1750, showing how his text was perceived over time. The commentaries are by Ammonius, Boethius, Abelaerd, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Acquinas, Martinus de Dacia, Johannes a S. Thoma, and James Harris. Each commentary is in turn commented upon by the compiler of this volume.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 29] 1984. v, 525 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Preface | p. 1
1 The extraordinary fate of Peri hermeneias | p. 6
2 Aristotle's text | p. 16
3 Commentary to Aristotle | p. 24
4 Ammonius: Commentary | p. 58
5 Commentary to Ammonius | p. 124
6 Boethius: Commentary | p. 159
7 Commentary to Boethius | p. 205
8 Abaelard: Glosses | p. 231
9 Commentary to Abaelard | p. 303
10 Albertus Magnus: Paraphrase | p. 339
11 Commentary to Albert | p. 376
12 Thomas Aquinas: Expositio | p. 397
13 Commentary to Thomas | p. 434
14 Martinus de Dacia: Quaestiones | p. 458
15 Commentary to Martin | p. 471
16 Johannes a S.Thoma: Ars logica | p. 484
17 Commentary to John of St.Thomas | p. 507
18 James Harris, an Aristotelian of the 18th cent. | p. 514
Concordance | p. 527
Index of Persons | p. 530
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