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The Bricot–Mair Dispute: Scholastic Prolegomena to Non-Compositional Semantics

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From a general semantic point of view, Thomas Bricot (d. 1516) and John Mair (1467–1550) are proponents of the solution to semantic paradoxes based on appreciation of the contextuality of truth, who differ in their approach to the relations of logical consequence and contradiction. The core of the study is the analysis of Mair's criticism of Bricot presented in the sixth quaestio of his Tractatus insolubilium where the consequences of non-compositional semantics for the concepts of synonymy and logical form are addressed. The polemic between John Mair and Thomas Bricot is construed as having immediate consequences for research in the area of non-compositional semantics.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Jilsk√° 1, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

Publication date: April 3, 2014

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