Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

2011 Edition
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Peter of Spain

  • Henrik Lagerlund
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_388


The identity of the author known as Peter of Spain is disputed, but what is clear is that he wrote two works on logic, the famous Tractatus or Summule logicales magistri Petri Hispani and a Syncategoremata. The Tractatus was the most influential logic work of the Middle Ages, and it was standard, reading well into the seventeenth century.

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Primary Sources

  1. Peter of Spain (1972) Tractatus called afterwards Summule logicales. First critical edition from the manuscripts with an introduction by de Rijk LM. Van Gorcum, AssenGoogle Scholar
  2. Peter of Spain (1992) Syncategoreumata. First critical edition with an introduction and indexes by de Rijk LM, with an English translation by Spruyt J. Brill, Leiden/Köln/New YorkGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Lagerlund
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada