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  • Socrates (Debra Nails) sophismata [= sophisms] (Fabienne Pironet and Joke Spruyt)

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  • The discussion of sophisms occurs in three different settings in the medieval literature: first, sophisms which are discussed in works on different topics where the sophism raises certain questions germaine to that topic; second, works by a single author which examine a series of sophisms (e.g. the sophismata of Albert of Saxony or John Buridan), and third, collections of sophisms discussed by diverse authors (Read, 1993).

    Literary Forms of Medieval Philosophy

  • Although it has usually been supposed that medieval interest in sophismata and insolubilia came from medieval scholars 'exposure to ancient sources, like Arisotle's

    Literary Forms of Medieval Philosophy

  • The influential view of William Heytesbury was that insolubles should be resolved in the context of an obligatio, a specialized form of disputation, and Heytesbury proposes rules for solving insolubilia as well as sophismata in this way (Spade, 1982, 252).

    Literary Forms of Medieval Philosophy

  • Distinctiones et sophismata parisiens du XIIIe siècle.


  • Sigerus de Cortraco, ˜Summa modorum significandi sophismata™; New Edition, on the Basis of G. Wallerand's editio prima, with Additions, Critical Notes, an Index of Terms and an Introduction.


  • The first and most evident role of sophismata is pedagogical.


  • (Note also that Pinborg here uses the word ˜sophismata™ to signify not only sophisma-sentences but the whole literature that discussed them as well.)


  • Most of the logical and grammatical texts on sophismata have been edited by S. Ebbesen and his collaborators in the review


  • Similarly, in solving sophismata, sometimes Latin word-order is used as an arbitrary code for interpreting the sentence.



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