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On the Purity of the Art of Logic: The Shorter and the Longer Treatises

Walter Burley


This book presents a complete English translation of On the Purity of the Art of Logic, a handbook of logic written in Latin by English philosopher Walter Burley (c.1275–1344/5). The work circulated in the Middle Ages in two versions, a shorter and a longer one, are both translated here. The translations are based on the only complete edition of Burley's treatises, corrected here on the basis of one of the surviving manuscripts. The book also includes an extensive introduction, explanatory notes, a table of corresponding passages between the two versions, a select annotated bibliography, and t ... More

Keywords: Art of Logic, handbook of logic, Walter Burley, Middle Ages, Burley's treatises, John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, medieval logic, semantics, early fourteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780300082005
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300082005.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Burley, author