la semantica del XIII secolo tra terminismo e modismo

  • Costantino Marmo Università di Bologna


thirteenth-century semantics is characterized by a double opposition:
first of all that between the terminist and the modistic approaches,
which will be the specific object of this contribution; secondly, that – internal
to the first approach – between ‘English’ (or ‘Oxonian’) current and ‘continental’
(or ‘Parisian’) current, which shares several basic options with the
modistic approach. in this contribution, after having mentioned very briefly
the precedents (that is the Aristotelian-boethian semantics and the grammatical
semantics of Donatus and Priscian), the focus will be on the different
ways of dealing with signification from a grammatical and a logical point of
view, on the theory of suppositio, as the ultimate expression of terminism, and
on the rupture determined by the success of the modistic paradigm at the
Faculty of Arts in Paris (and bologna), starting from the 1270s of the thirteenth

How to Cite
MARMO, Costantino. la semantica del XIII secolo tra terminismo e modismo. Blityri, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 59-73, sep. 2018. ISSN 2281-6682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 feb. 2019.