Medieval Analyses in Language and Cognition pages:415-430
The Copenhagen School of Medieval Philosophy location:Copenhagen date:10-13 January 1996
For Peter Auriol, in an essential predication, e.g. Socrates is a human being, the very same thing grasped by different concepts is predicated of itself. This paper attempts to clarify Auriol's theory of essential predication by examining it against the background both of how he thinks that singular extramental objects relate to the universal concepts our minds form of them, and of his theory of first intentions more generally.