from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An upholder of the doctrine of terminism, in either sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Theol.) One of a class of theologians who maintain that God has fixed a certain term for the probation of individual persons, during which period, and no longer, they have the offer to grace.

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  • noun theology One who supports the doctrine of terminism.


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  • The anonymous Dialectica Monacensis (ca. 1200) is one of the numerous works representing the new terminist approach to logic and can be used as an example of how modalities were treated in it.

    Medieval Theories of Modality Knuuttila, Simo 2008

  • His most famous work is the Summulae de dialectica (Compendium of Dialectic), a text of astonishing breadth and originality aimed at redeeming the older tradition of Aristotelian logic using the newer, terminist logic of

    John Buridan Zupko, Jack 2006

  • In it, Buridan redeems the older medieval tradition of Aristotelian logic through the via moderna [modern way] -- i.e., the newer, terminist logic that had gradually replaced it.

    John Buridan Zupko, Jack 2006

  • First, Buridan did much to streamline and better articulate the methods of terminist logic.

    John Buridan Zupko, Jack 2006

  • Summulae de dialectica, ostensibly as a commentary on Peter of Spain's Summulae logicales, an influential terminist textbook written a century earlier.

    John Buridan Zupko, Jack 2006

  • What united Ockham and his terminist predecessors was their realization that if the proposition ˜Man is a species™ is to be true, then the term ˜man™ cannot supposit personally for any of the individual men it ultimately signifies, since it cannot be said of any of them that he is a species (Socrates is a man, not a species).

    John Buridan Zupko, Jack 2006

  • It is an interesting fact that almost alone among terminist logicians,

    Medieval Theories: Properties of Terms Read, Stephen 2006

  • Even if Ockham's semantics, as well as his theory of mental language governed by a trans-idiomatic mental grammar transforming the theorems of terminist logic into a theory of thought processes (William of Ockham, Summa log., 1974, 11ff), [46] was by no means undisputed, and came under severe criticism by his opponents as well as no less severe modifications by his ˜followers™.

    Medieval Semiotics Meier-Oeser, Stephan 2003

  • Whereas in Western Europe, under the growing influence of humanism, the scholastic tradition of terminist logic came to an end in the third decade of the 16th century, it had a vigorous, though not unaltered, continuation on the Iberian Peninsula until the

    Medieval Semiotics Meier-Oeser, Stephan 2003

  • A lot of the Bolsheviks were simply dreadful, too: Nazi, terminist, terrible.

    A History of Warfare 1994


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