By Alessandro Conti
Walter Burley was once essentially the most renowned logicians and metaphysicians of the center a long time. This quantity, which include 13 large articles on his philosophy, is aimed to reconstruct the inner evolution of his doctrines and the position they performed within the improvement of past due Medieval philosophy.
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Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. Lat. 901, fols. 17r–19v—see A. Pelzer, Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae codices manu scripti recensiti. Codices Vaticani Latini: tomus II, pars prior. Codices 679–1134 (Rome: 1931), 291; Lohr, “Medieval Latin,” 177, n. 8; Weijers, Le travail, 60. 83 See von Perger, “Walter Burley über das Vorwissen des Schluβwissens,” 242. 84 On the three commentaries on the Physics see R. Wood, “Burley’s Physics Commentaries,” Franciscan Studies 44 (1984), 275–327. See also Weisheipl, “Ockham,” 180–83.
We know a number of versions of each text, in the form of summaries, expositions, and questions. As a result, in order to identify and correctly classify every individual redaction of the logical commentaries, a comparative study of the numerous versions would be required. At present it is only possible to provide a provisory outline. The commentaries on the so-called Ars vetus (Isagoge, Praedicamenta, Liber sex principiorum, and Perihermeneias) are particularly difficult to classify and enumerate.
1. Part of the text has been edited by S. Ebbesen, “Burley on Equivocation in his Companion to a Tractatus Fallaciarum and in his Questions on the Elenchi,” Cahiers de l’institut du moyen-âge grec et latin 74 (2003), 151–207. Other texts on the fallaciae have been attributed to Burley, namely: (1) the Fallaciae breves—see S. Ebbesen, “OXYNAT: A Theory about the Origins of British Logic,” in The Rise of British Logic, Acts of the Sixth European Symposium on Medieval Logic and Semantics, ed. O. Lewry (Toronto: 1985), 1–17; and C.