Demonstration and Scientific Knowledge in William of Ockham: A Translation of Summa Logicae III-II: de Syllogismo Demonstrativo, and Selections from t

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Demonstration and Scientific Knowledge in William of Ockham: A Translation of Summa Logicae III-II: de Syllogismo Demonstrativo, and Selections from t

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This book makes available for the first time an English translation of William Ockham s work on Aristotle s Posterior Analytics, which contains his theory of scientific demonstration and philosophy of science. John Lee Longeway also includes an extensive commentary and a detailed history of the intellectual background to Ockham s work in the Latin Middle Ages.

Longeway puts Ockham into context by providing a scholarly account of the reception and study of the Posterior Analytics in the Latin Middle Ages, with a detailed discussion of Robert Grosseteste, Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Giles of Rome. In a series of appendices, Longeway includes shorter translations of some important related work by Giles of Rome and John of Cornwall.

In his introductory discussion, Longeway examines the exact character of the highest sort of demonstration (demonstratio potissima), the relations of the empirical sciences to mathematics, natural causation