By Desmond Paul Henry
The motive of the current paintings is mainly the presentation of a working statement, preponderantly historic in complexion, at the element of the textual content of St. Anselm's discussion De Grammatico. whilst the making intelligible of that textual content has demanded the concurrent proffering of logical elucidations. The framework followed for the latter is the Ontology of S. Lesniewski. The unsuitability of alternative present platforms of good judgment for the research of medieval doctrines has been urged in HLM I. Hereunder the road of analyses proposed in HDG (an introduc tory examine of De Grammatico) will for the main half be maintained, with just a couple of ameliorations. adjustments which additional research may call for may at least contain now not loads an abrogation of the HDG ver sions, yet fairly sure issues of aspect at the traces indicated in HLM, HEE, and Hoi. Readers who ensue to be out of sympathy both with modem good judgment as a complete, or with the Lesniewskian platforms particularly, will be guaranteed that the ancient thread of the observation continues to be for the main half unaffected through matters hooked up with such logics. a lot of the ancient fabric inside the statement includes quotations from the logical works of Boethius. a few of that fabric could at the start sight look prosaic and tedious.
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22d) is predicated both in eo quod quale e in respect of a quality and de subiecto of a subject, as far as man is concerned, whereas the quality warmth, although essential to fire (and hence in relation to fire involving de subiecto e of a subject predication) is not essential to water, and hence is not a de subiecto predication as far as water is concerned. When fire is no longer warm it is no longer fire, whereas cessation of the applicability of the predicate 'is warm' to a sample of previously warm water does not amount to a denial of the existence of that water (B 192B).
De subiecto e of a subject predications (in this technical sense) are of two sorts. ' e 'What is itT. '. 50Ia). 2411d). In contrast predications in eo quod quale e in respect of quality are not invariably de subiecto of a subject (in the technical sense). 22d) is predicated both in eo quod quale e in respect of a quality and de subiecto of a subject, as far as man is concerned, whereas the quality warmth, although essential to fire (and hence in relation to fire involving de subiecto e of a subject predication) is not essential to water, and hence is not a de subiecto predication as far as water is concerned.
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