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Brinkley, Richard (fl. 1350–73)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-B020-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Richard Brinkley was a Franciscan theologian at the University of Oxford in the latter half of the fourteenth century. Probably at the request of his superiors, he undertook an attack on nominalism and conceptualism, resulting in his best-known work, Summa logicae (Synopsis of Logic). Other works include a commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, which survives only fragmentarily and in a student’s shortened version. Brinkley had a significant influence on several generations of Oxford logicians and Parisian theologians.

Citing this article:
Andrews, Robert. Brinkley, Richard (fl. 1350–73), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-B020-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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