Master Richard Sophista: Abstractiones
by Mary Sirridge and Sten Ebbesen with E. J. Ashworth
- 03 Oct 2016
- Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press
Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi, Volume 25
The Abstractiones is a work in medieval logic from the second half of the 13th century. Clearly a product of the British university culture and much cited, quoted and imitated, it is attributed in two manuscripts to 'Master Richard the Sophist'. This Richard is referred to by other philosophers and logicians as 'The Master of Abstractions' - an honorific title which indicates that his work was a standard textbook.