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DoisPontos  2010 

Mapeando argumentos no sofisma ‘omnis homo de necessitate est animal’

Keywords: Necessity , Essence , Truth , Sophism , Modality

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The sophism 'omnis homo de necessitate est animal' is one of the most widely discussed in the medieval philosophical literature. My aim in this paper is to suggest an analytical hypothesis about the strategies to positive answers, i.e., answers saying that the sentence is true. I will formulate this hypothesis first reading Anonymus GC611, soph. 7, and then I will test it preliminarily in the much longer Anonymus Erfordensis an Godville and Caius 512-513. One strategy postulates a specific kind of being as a relatum of a sentence describing the essence of something, while the other suggests that such sentences are made true by the species associated with their apprehension.

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