Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In logic, same as extension, 5.
“Himself inasmuch as this implies a plurality of supposita, which is required in order that anyone may be the master of another.”
“Nevertheless, despite the nominalists 'charges to the contrary, the via antiqua framework, as far as its semantic considerations are concerned, was no more committed to the real distinction of the significata and supposita of its common terms than the via moderna framework was.”
“First, Leibniz holds that this is so because he adheres to the classical and Scholastic idea that actions pertain to supposita; that is, only something that can be the subject of predication can be active, and only true unities can be genuine subjects of predication (and not mere phenomena).”
“Just as the past tense ampliates the subject to include past as well as present supposita, modal verbs ampliate the subject to possible supposita, as do verbs such as ‘I understand’, ‘I believe’, and indeed, notes Albert of Saxony, verbal nouns ending in ‘-bile’: ‘possible’, ‘audible’, ‘credible’, ‘capable of laughter’ and so on.”
“A relative of identity "refers back to its antecedent only with respect to those of the antecedent's supposita for which the categorical proposition in which its antecedent occurred was verified”
“¦ Used in the fourth way, ˜appellation™ is the acceptance of a term for a suppositum or for supposita actually existing.”
“Similarly, ‘must’ ampliates for possible supposita, for ‘A must be B’ means ‘It is not possible that A not be B’; but contradictories must clearly ampliate in the same way, and ‘It is possible that A not be B’ ampliates for possibilia.”
“What he says he means by this is that the predicate be truly predicable at some time, in the present tense, of the supposita of the subject.”
“In Burley's words, the forms in relation to which particular substances are the supposita are substantial forms (or secondary substances), whereas those forms in relation to which particular substances are the subiecta are accidental forms”
“In this case the individual substances are the bearers (supposita) of the form and not its subject (subiecta), as they are instantiations of it and not mere vessels of inherence (TdU, p. 58; see also De relativis, p. 168).”
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