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Boethius's Project

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195134070
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199868094 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195134079.003.0003

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 Boethius's Project

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Examines Boethius's translations of logical texts by Aristotle and Porphyry, and his commentaries on them. It sets out Boethius's interpretation of the Aristotelian Categories, his response to the Problem of Universals, his semantics, and his first answer to the problem of free will and divine prescience. It argues that Boethius made an important decision to go against the trend of logical commentary in his period and return to Porphyry's strongly Aristotelian approach.

Keywords: Aristotle; categories; commentaries; divine prescience; logical texts; Porphyry; problem of universals; semantics; translations

Chapter.  10645 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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