Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Arts Master
Paperback | 9780268032562 | April 2003
Hardcover | 9780268032555 | April 2003
John Buridan (ca. 1300–1361) was the most famous philosophy teacher of his time, and probably the most influential. In this important new book, Jack Zupko offers the first systematic exposition of Buridan’s thought to appear in any language. Zupko uses Buridan’s own conception of the order and practice of philosophy to depict the most salient features of his thought, beginning with his views on the nature of language and logic and then illustrating their application to a series of topics in metaphysics, natural philosophy, and ethics.
Jack Zupko is associate professor of philosophy at Emory University.
"Zupko's John Buridan…. is the first full-length synthetic work on Buridan to appear in English. This book is not only a thorough exposition of Buridan's logic and a select number of related topics, but it also provides an excellent introduction to medieval philosophy as understood by one of its most accomplished late-medieval practitioners."—Speculum