- Ockham’s Theory of Propositions: Part II of the Summa Logicae
In this work Ockham proposes a theory of simple predication, which he then uses inexplicating the truth conditions of progressively more complicated kinds of propositions. His discussion includes what he takes to be the correct semantic treatment of quantified propositions, past tense and future tense propositions, and modal propositions, all of which are receiving much attention from contemporary philosophers. He also illustrates the use of exponential analysis to deal with propositions that prove troublesome in both semantic theory and other disciplines, such as metaphysics, physics, and theology. This type of analysis plays an essential role in his substantive philosophical and theological works, and in many cases then can hardly be understood without a prior acquaintance with this section of the Summa.
- Ockham’s Theory of Terms: Part I of the Summa Logicae
William of Ockham, the most prestigious philosopher of the fourteenth century, was a late Scholastic thinker who is regarded as the founder of Nominalism – the school of thought that denies that universals have any reality apart from the individual things signified by the universal or general term. Ockham’s Summa Logicae was intended as a basic text in philosophy, but its originality and scope encompass his whole system of philosophy. Yet the paucity of English translations and the structural complexity of the Latin have made the Summa, until now, almost completely inaccessible.
- Perspectives on the Logic and Metaphysics of F. H. Bradley
Covers all aspects of Bradley’s work on logic and metaphysics, from his critique of relational thought to his doctrine of immediate experience. Contributors include Donald Baxter, James Bradley, Richard Ingardia, James Allard, Phillip Ferreira, and others.
- Commentary on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics
The Posterior Analytics is the summit of Aristotle’s achievement in logic. It investigates the logical requirements for the most perfect of arguments, the demonstration, which proves a necessary conclusion from necessary premises. In his commentary on this treatise, Thomas Aquinas gives us perceptive interpretations of Aristotle’s very concise and difficult text, together with illuminating explanations of the structure of the work as a whole and of the order of its parts. This new translation, based on the Leonine Commission’s 1989 edition, seeks to render Aquinas’s text faithfully in contemporary English. It includes a careful translation of the Latin text of Aristotle on which the commentary was based, with footnotes on passages where it differs from the Greek.
- Socratic Logic (3rd edition)
This new and revised edition of Peter Kreeft’s Socratic Logic is updated, adding new exercises and more complete examples, all with Kreeft’s characteristic clarity and wit. Since its introduction in the spring of 2004, Socratic Logic has proven to be a different type of logic text:
- Discussions of Wittgenstein
Includes review articles of books on Wittgenstein and independent discussions of special points of Wittgenstein’s philosophy, as well as Rhees’s personal reminiscences of his friend and teacher.