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By E. L. Konigsburg

ISBN-10: 0440472016

ISBN-13: 9780440472018

Eleanor of Aquitaine has each cause to be  upset.

For centuries she's been  patiently looking forward to her husband, King Henry II, to  meet her in Heaven. fortunately, she's sharing a cloud  with a few outdated associates who knew her whilst she and  Henry governed excellent. so long as they're jointly, they  might to boot gossip approximately previous times--and quickly all  of Eleanor's adventures within the heart a while spring  to lifestyles again.

Finally, simply when  they're approximately to renounce on Henry, Eleanor spots  three males floating towards them. in any case this  time, may well certainly one of them be Henry?

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25 The second way of responding, taken by C. Dutilh Novaes (2005, 2007), is to reconceptualize the entire enterprise, that is, to reconsider just how strictly we are to take the supposition-as-quantification thesis. While Dutilh Novaes concedes that something like quantificational analysis was attempted (and describes supposition in terms of ‘quantification’, in scare quotes), in fact the medieval project had, she argues, a different aim. A theory of quantification is employed in order to ascertain the truth conditions of categorical propositions in their various forms.

Thus, in the rest of chapter V, 1 and in chapter V, 2, Avicenna – wearing the metaphysician’s hat – takes into account the ‘modality of existence’ (kayfiyyat wuğūd) of universals, and shows that universality pertains to the natures of things only when these latter exist in the mind, in accordance with the task assigned to metaphysics in Text 1 [f ]. Thus, the repetition in Text 2 of the doctrine of Text 1 is a propaedeutic step towards giving the metaphysical foundation to the logical doctrine of universals that Avicenna goes on to provide in Ilāhiyyāt V.

Indeed, below, I will argue that Rational Reconstruction is an important part of the overall attempt to understand Ockham, or any historical figure or thesis. But Rational Reconstruction, by itself, cannot provide us with an adequate understanding of the history of philosophy. By contextualizing, either a portion of Ockham’s logic into the context of his logic as a whole (as Karger did), or Ockham’s theory as a whole within the context of medieval philosophical and theological projects (as Dutilh Novaes has proposed), it becomes easier to see how other types of historical approaches to the study of medieval logic can be used in a complementary fashion.

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