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Praedicabilia


Guilherme Wyllie


Pages 444 - 447



At the end of the 12th Century, when the term praedicabile began to be used as what is or is not suitable to be predicated of many, the logicians of that time faced the task to establish, in conformity with Porphyry (c. 233 - 305), five items that expressed the different ways through which the predicates could be predicates. These are:




1Department of Philosophy, Fluminense Federal University



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