The Doctrine of the Term and Its Types in the Philosophical Courses at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

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https://doi.org/10.22240/sent35.02.166

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term, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, early modern scholasticism, logic

Abstract

The article conducts a comparative analysis of the teaching on the term by the professors of Kyiv-Mohyla academy in the 17th-18th centuries. There were studied 29 (out of 30) philosophical courses. Discussing the term, Mohylian professors primarily concentrated on its definition and different divisions. The term, according to their understanding, has certain ambiguity. On the one hand, it was considered as part of the proposition, i.e. the subject or the predicate. This meaning was clearly exposed in the definition of the term. On the other, examining different (about 20) divisions of the term, Mohylian professors transcended this Aristotelian understanding, and here the term became a basic semantic unit in logic. The article studies the differences among the courses in the explication of the main divisions of the term. It pays, moreover, some attention to several professors’ (Theophan Prokopovich, Ambrosii Dubnevych et al.) attempts at systematiz-ing those divisions. The article concludes that Mohylian teaching on the term was influenced by the early modern scholastic tradition. The divergences of opinions among professors were main-ly affected by different factions in this tradition.

Author Biography

Mykola Symchych, Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)

PhD in philosophy, habilitation candidate in the department of the history of philosophy in Ukraine

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Symchych, M. (2016). The Doctrine of the Term and Its Types in the Philosophical Courses at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Sententiae, 35(2), 166–185. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent35.02.166

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