Emeritus professor of Medieval logic and semantics
My research is primarily directed to the filosofical logic and semantics in the middle ages. I consider the relation between semantical and metaphysical views to be especially important. I concentrate on the logic of the fourteenth century (Ockham, Buridan and their followers), though presently I am preparing an edition with introduction of an important late 12th century tract, the
Introductiones Montanae Maiores, and I also study the semantics underlying medieval Bible-exegesis. In the past I have published a number of editions of logical and semantical tracts. This kind of editorial work is much needed by historians of medieval philosophy, and I consider it to be my primary field of research. My research is done in close contact with colleagues not only from the Netherlands, but also from abroad. These colleagues meet during the European Symposia on medieval logic and semantics, of which now sixteen have been held in various places in Europe. My research is to a large degree a continuation of the work done by Prof. dr. em. L.M. de Rijk.
[ research project De Rijk - Bos]
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