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Contents Editorial Foreword / ix Preface / xi Introduction / 1 Part I: The Sources 1. Plato and Aristotle / 11 The soul’s dialogue with itself, 11 • The locus of logical relations, 16 • The composition of thought, 20 2. Logos endiathetos / 28 A Stoic notion?, 29 • Philo and allegorical exegesis, 35 • From Plutarch to Plotinus, 41 • John Damascene and his sources, 47 3. Verbum in corde / 58 The battle against Gnosis, 59 • The emergence of Latin theology, 65 • Augustine: The development of a doctrine, 69 4. Oratio mentalis / 78 The case of Porphyry, 79 • The testimony of Ammonius, 83 • The commentaries of Boethius, 88 • The passage through Islam, 91 Part II: Thirteenth-Century Controversies 5. Triple Is the Word / 103 Anselm’s Augustinianism, 104 • The play of triads, 107 • Sermo in mente, 115 6. Act versus Idol / 121 The Thomistic synthesis, 122 • The first criticisms, 128 • Back to the things themselves, 132 7. Concept and Sign / 140 Signs in the intellect, 141 • John Duns Scotus and the question of the significate, 149 • The language of angels, 153 8. What Is Logic About? / 159 Logic, composition, and truth, 160 • Deep structure and logical form, 162 • The subject of the Perihermeneias, 165 • The elements of syllogism, 168 F6925.indb vii F6925.indb vii 10/24/16 12:52:18 PM 10/24/16 12:52:18 PM viii Contents Part III: The Via moderna 9. Ockham’s Intervention / 179 The object of knowledge, 180 • The ontology of the intelligible, 183 • The semantics of concepts, 187 • Natural signification, 192 10.Reactions / 198 The nature of mental language, 198 • The structure of mental language, 202 • Parisian nominalism, 206 Conclusion / 217 Postscript to the English-Language Edition (2014) / 229 On the ancient and patristic sources, 229 • On Augustine and Boethius, 234 • On Abelard and the twelfth century, 236 • On Aquinas and the thirteenth century, 238 • On Ockham and the late medieval period, 247 Bibliography / 259 Index of Names / 277 F6925.indb viii F6925.indb viii 10/24/16 12:52:18 PM 10/24/16 12:52:18 PM ...


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