John Dumbleton on Insolubles: An Edition of an Epitome of His Solution to Insolubles

Noctua 9 (3):48-88 (2022)
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This paper provides a philosophical analysis and a new edition of an anonymous Epitome of John Dumbleton’s solution to the semantic paradoxes. The first part of this paper briefly presents Dumbleton’s cassationist solution to the semantic paradoxes, which the English philosopher proposes in his Summa Logicae, written in the 1330s–40s. The second part investigates the solution to various types of insolubles proposed by the anonymous author of the Epitome. The third part provides a new critical edition of the Latin text – a first edition was edited by Bottin in 1978 – and an English translation.

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Barbara Bartocci
University of St. Andrews
Stephen Read
University of St. Andrews


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