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    The Logic of the Trinity: Augustine to Ockham.Paul Thom - 2022 - Fordham University Press.
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    The Syllogism.Paul Thom - 1981 - München, Germany: Philosophia.
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    Logic and Ontology in the Syllogistic of Robert Kilwardby.Paul Thom - 2007 - Brill.
    The first full-length study of Robert Kilwardby's commentary on Aristotle's Prior Analytics, based on a study of the medieval manuscripts.
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    The Logic of Essentialism: An Interpretation of Aristotle’s Modal Syllogistic.Paul Thom - 1996 - Dordrecht, Boston, and London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Aristotle's modal syllogistic has been an object of study ever since the time of Theophrastus; but these studies have been somewhat desultory. Remarkably, in the 1990s several new lines of research have appeared, with series of original publications by Fred Johnson, Richard Patterson and Ulrich Nortmann. Johnson presented for the first time a formal semantics adequate to a de re reading of the apodeictic syllogistic; this was based on a simple intuition linking the modal syllogistic to Aristotelian metaphysics. Nortmann developed (...)
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  5. Medieval Modal Systems: Problems and Concepts.Paul Thom - 2003 - Routledge.
    This book explores noteworthy approaches to modal syllogistic adopted by medieval logicians including Abélard, Albert the Great, Avicenna, Averröes, Jean Buridan, Richard Campsall, Robert Kilwardby, and William of Ockham. The book situates these approaches in relation to Aristotle's discussion in the Prior and Posterior Analytics, and other parts of the Organon, but also in relation to the thought of Alexander of Aphrodisias and Boethius on the one hand, and to modern interpretations of the modal syllogistic on the other. Problems explored (...)
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    For an Audience: A Philosophy of the Performing Arts.Paul Thom - 1993 - Temple University Press.
    This is an examination of the criteria for identifying, evaluating, and appreciating art forms that require performance for their full realization. Unlike his contemporaries, Paul Thom concentrates on an analytical approach to evaluating music, drama, and dance. Separating performance art into its various elements enables Thom to study its nature and determine essential features and their relationships. Throughout the book, he debates traditional thought in numerous areas of the performing arts. He argues, for example, against the invisibility of the performer (...)
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    The Logic of Essentialism: An Interpretation of Aristotle's Modal Syllogistic.Paul Thom - 1999 - Studia Logica 62 (3):429-431.
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    Abharī on the Logic of Conjunctive Terms.Paul Thom - 2010 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 20 (1):105-117.
    The Persian philosopher Atn al-Abharwriting mann al-sRevealing Thoughts’s various logics of complex terms with modern treatments.
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  9. Ecthesis.Paul Thom - 1976 - Logique Et Analyse 74 (76):299-310.
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    The Two Barbaras.Paul Thom - 1991 - History and Philosophy of Logic 12 (2):135-149.
    This paper examines three recent discussions of Aristotle's system of syllogisms with apodeictic and assertoric premisses. Though they contain no cross-references, and though they arrive at disparate interpretations, all three pieces share a common aim. That aim is to construct an intuitively graspable interpretation of Aristotle's modal syllogistic which is based on metaphysical considerations. I argue that none of these authors has succeeded in this; nevertheless, I share their broad aim, and attempt to show that a more satisfactory interpretation can (...)
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  11. Performance Practice.Paul Thom - 2011 - In Theodore Gracyk & Andrew Kania (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music. Routledge. pp. 91.
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  12. Making Sense: A Theory of Interpretation.Paul Thom - 2000 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Critics and artists claim the title of 'interpreter' for themselves. Scientists do not so readily describe themselves in this way. But is the formulation of explanatory hypotheses in science so different from the interpretive work of artists? Making Sense recognizes that whenever interpretation occurs there may be a plurality of competing successful interpretations. It offers a philosophical theory that views the interpretive enterprise as an attempt to make sense of things by representing them in ways that can be accommodated within (...)
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    Al-Fārābī on Indefinite and Privative Names.Paul Thom - 2008 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 18 (2):193-209.
    In his Short Treatise and his Commentary on the Peri hermeneias, al-Fbī offers two different but related accounts of indefinite terms and the propositions that contain them. In both works he presents a series of different senses that an indefinite term may have, commencing with a sense in which such a term would be equivalent to a privative term, and concluding with a sense in which it would determine the logical complement of the corresponding definite term. I offer an interpretation (...)
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    Termini Obliqui and the Logic of Relations.Paul Thom - 1977 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 59 (2):143-155.
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    Apodeictic Ecthesis.Paul Thom - 1993 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 34 (2):193-208.
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    The Principle of Non-Contradiction in Early Greek Philosophy.Paul Thom - 1999 - Apeiron 32 (3):153 - 170.
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    The Place of Syllogistic in Logical Theory.Paul Thom - 1982 - Philosophical Books 23 (2):73-76.
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    Conversion of Propositions Containing Singular or Quantified Terms in Pseudo-Scotus.Paul Thom - 1982 - History and Philosophy of Logic 3 (2):129-149.
    A formal analysis is offered of Pseudo-Scotus's theory of the conversion of (i) propositions containing singular terms (including propositions with a singular term as predicate): and (ii) propositions with a quantified predicate. An attempt is made to steer a middle course between using the Aristotelian logic as a framework for the analysis, and using a Fregean framework.
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    A Companion to the Philosophy of Robert Kilwardby.Henrik Lagerlund & Paul Thom (eds.) - 2012 - Brill.
    In this book we present the first study of all of his philosophical works from logic and grammar to metaphysics and ethics. It contains a substantial introduction about Kilwardby's life and work as well as a comprehensive bibliography.
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  20. Inherence and Denomination in the Trinity.Paul Thom - 2014 - European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 6 (2):139--153.
    The present paper describes an ”ontological square’ mapping possible ways of combining the domains and converse domains of the relations of inherence and denomination. In the context of expounding and extending medieval appropriations of elements drawn from Aristotle’s Categories for theological purposes, the paper uses this square to examine different ways of defining Substance-terms and Accident-terms by reference to inherence and denomination within the constraints imposed by the doctrine of the Trinity. These different approaches are related to particular texts of (...)
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    The Interpretation of Music in Performance.Paul Thom - 2003 - British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (2):126-137.
    Musical performance, as an interpretive activity, has to be understood as relative to the material that is being interpreted. This material may or may not have the determinacy, fixity, and definitiveness of a work. Performative interpretation cannot be identified simply with what performers add to the material being performed. However, if interpretation is the assigning of significance, then in applying certain (theatrical, rhetorical, and biological) significance-endowing metaphors to integrated elements of a musical performance we commit ourselves to thinking of that (...)
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  22. How to Base Apodeictic Syllogistic on Essentialist Theory.Paul Thom - 1998 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 1.
    Essentialist theories are based on notions of necessity and essentiality. Kinds and Quasi-Kinds can be defined in terms of these notions. Aristotle's essentialism asserts that Kinds are unions of Quasi-Kinds, Kinds that can overlap are necessarily included in a common Kind, and Kinds partition into sub-Kinds. Truth-conditions for the apodeictic propositions of Aristotle's modal syllogistic are stated in terms of necessity and essentiality, but independent of theses -. While the basic insights motivating Patterson's and Nortmann's interpretations of modal syllogistic are (...)
     
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  23. The Logic of the Trinity:Augustine to Ockham: Augustine to Ockham.Paul Thom - 2011 - New York, USA: Fordham University Press.
    The doctrine of the Holy Trinity requires the joint truth of the statements that there is a unique and simple God, and that there are three distinct Persons each of which is God. Saint Augustine posed the question what entities would have to exist, and how would they have to be related, in order for this doctrine to be internally consistent. The present book examines the attempts by ten leading philosophers (Augustine himself, Boethius, Abelard, Gilbert, Lombard, Bonaventure, Albert, Aquinas, Scotus (...)
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    Time-Travel and Non-Fatal Suicide.Paul Thom - 1975 - Philosophical Studies 27 (3):211 - 216.
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    Aristotle's Syllogistic.Paul Thom - 1979 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 20 (4):751-759.
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    The Necessity of Theater: The Art of Watching and Being Watched.Paul Thom - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (3):349-351.
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    De Re Modality and the New Essentialism: A Dilemma.Paul Thom - 2003 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 44 (4):189-199.
    In his book The Philosophy of Nature, Ellis presents "the new essentialism" as resting on the notions of a property, an intrinsic property, an essential property, natural necessity and possibility, a natural kind, a fixed natural kind, and a natural law. The present paper argues that the central notions in this group are susceptible of a logical analysis, Ellis's notion of natural possibility has a historical precedent in the work of Abéelard, the notion of natural possibility contains both de re (...)
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    Categories.Paul Thom - 2011 - In H. Lagerlund (ed.), Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Springer. pp. 197--201.
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    Parmenides, Plato, and the Semantics of Not-Being.Paul Thom - 1992 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (4):573-586.
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  30. AMBLIN, C. L.: Fallacies. [REVIEW]Paul Thom - 1971 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 49:106.
     
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  31. Four Conceptions of Musical Content.Paul Thom - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (1).
    When someone makes music, the content of their music-making is the song they sing, or the piece they play. The idea of musical content is sometimes analyzed in terms of the notion of a type whose tokens occur when that content is played or sung. Such an analysis can be associated with different assumptions about the ontology of types. I consider four such assumptions; and I argue they give rise to four different conceptions of musical content. Finally, I consider the (...)
     
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  32. Robert Kilwardby, Notule Libri Priorum, Part 1.Paul Thom & John Scott (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press UK.
    Every educated person in the Middle Ages learned logic, which was then always some version of the theory of the syllogism. But until the rise of the universities in the thirteenth century no scholar in Christendom had written a comprehensive commentary on the work of Aristotle's that contains that theory, namely the Prior Analytics. Robert Kilwardby was an English scholar who lectured on logic and grammar at the University of Paris in the 1230s. His lectures earned him widespread fame in (...)
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  33. Robert Kilwardby, Notule Libri Priorum, Part 2.Paul Thom & John Scott (eds.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Every educated person in the Middle Ages learned logic, which was then always some version of the theory of the syllogism. But until the rise of the universities in the thirteenth century no scholar in Christendom had written a comprehensive commentary on the work of Aristotle's that contains that theory, namely the Prior Analytics. Robert Kilwardby was an English scholar who lectured on logic and grammar at the University of Paris in the 1230s. His lectures earned him widespread fame in (...)
     
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  34. V. Rossvaer: The Laborious Game: A Study of Plato's Parmenides. [REVIEW]Paul Thom - 1986 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64:117.
     
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  35. The Worlds of Art and the World.Paul Thom - 1983 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 19:93-108.
    Peter Kivy has developed a general philosophical account of musical expressiveness based on baroque writings. But he omitted the association which baroque accounts make between the arts of music and rhetoric. It will be argued that one cannot capture the specifics of baroque musical expressiveness without taking account of baroque rhetorical theory. The detailed analysis of an example will demonstrate how rhetorical analysis of baroque music can fill in the details of Kivy's schematic account of musical expressiveness.
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    Review of Terence Parsons, Articulating Medieval Logic. [REVIEW]Paul Thom - 2015 - History and Philosophy of Logic 36 (2):178-181.
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    Young's Critique of Authenticity in Musical Performance.Paul Thom - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (3):273.
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    Robert Kilwardby's Disputational Logic.Paul Thom - 2016 - History and Philosophy of Logic 37 (3):230-243.
    The article is concerned with the account of Aristotle's theory of disputation given by Robert Kilwardby in his commentary, composed in Paris during the 1240s, on Aristotle's Prior Analytics. Specifically, I show that Kilwardby covers demonstrative as well as dialectical disputations, and gives an elementary account of the rules governing such disputations, in their adversarial forms as well as in an idealized form where the interlocutors engage in a cooperative activity. I describe the resemblances and the differences between disputations as (...)
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  39. Analytical Philosophy and the History of Logic.Paul Thom - 1985 - Critical Philosophy 2 (1):29.
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  40. Interpreting Aristotle's Contingency-Syllogistic.Paul Thom - 1994 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 12:91-109.
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    Works for Performance.Paul Thom - 1990 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 38 (1):139-156.
    The paper criticizes Platonistic accounts of musical works as sound-structures. It rejects their view that the authoring of such works is a kind of 'discovery' (Kivy) or 'selection' (Wolterstorff) or 'indication' (Levinson). Instead, the paper proposes that the authoring of any work for performance consists in the production of a token performance-directive. Works for performance are then defined as the contents of such directives.
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    Quaestiones Super Priora Analytica Aristotelis by Radulphus Brito.Paul Thom - 2017 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (4):729-730.
    This volume should be warmly welcomed as the first critical edition of a major work by Radulphus Brito, one of the most important logicians of the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, who lectured at the University of Paris between 1296 and 1306. The questions edited here cover most of Aristotle's Prior Analytics, with 75 questions on the first book and 22 on the second. There are no questions specifically on book 1, chapters 17–22, and none on book 2, chapters (...)
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    Aesthetics of Opera.Paul Thom - 2011 - Philosophy Compass 6 (9):575-584.
    An inclusive sense of ‘opera’ is distinguished from the Western high‐art sense. The problem of aesthetic unity in opera is discussed in relation to hybrid art forms ; specific operatic styles ; individual operatic productions and performances . The article includes links to video clips from operatic performances.
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    On Dancers as Coauthors.Paul Thom - 2019 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 44 (1):133-142.
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    Avicenna’s Deliverance Logic Translation and Notes by Asad Q. Ahmed. [REVIEW]Paul Thom - 2014 - Journal of Islamic Studies 25 (1):55-56.
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    Works, Pieces, and Objects Performed.Paul Thom - 2009 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 43 (3):pp. 67-79.
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    How to Base Apodeictic Syllogistic on Essentialist Theory.Paul Thom - 1998 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 1 (1):171-185.
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    Critical Notice.Paul Thom - 1992 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 22 (4):573-586.
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    Truth and Materials in the Paradoxe Sur le Comédien.Paul Thom - 1993 - Diderot Studies 25:119 - 133.
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    The Syllogism.The Place of Syllogistic in Logical Theory.Peter M. Simons, Paul Thom & Michael Clark - 1982 - Philosophical Quarterly 32 (127):175.
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