Walter Chatton on future contingents : between formalism and ontology /

In Walter Chatton on Future Contingents , Jon Bornholdt presents the first full-length translation, commentary, and analysis of the various attempts by Chatton (14th century C.E.) to solve the ancient problem of the status and significance of statements about the future. At issue is the danger of so...

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Main Author: Bornholdt, Jon, (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden : Brill, 2017.
Series:Investigating medieval philosophy ; volume 11.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:In Walter Chatton on Future Contingents , Jon Bornholdt presents the first full-length translation, commentary, and analysis of the various attempts by Chatton (14th century C.E.) to solve the ancient problem of the status and significance of statements about the future. At issue is the danger of so-called logical determinism: if it is true now that a human will perform a given action tomorrow, is that human truly free to perform or refrain from performing that action? Bornholdt shows that Chatton constructed an original (though problematic) formal analysis that enabled him to canvass various approaches to the problem at different stages of his career, at all times showing an unusual sensitivity to the tension between formalist and metaphysical types of solution.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789004338340
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9789004338333
ISSN:1879-9787 ;