Jan Pinborg

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Jan Pinborg (1937–1982) was a renowned historian of medieval linguistics and philosophy of language, and the most famous member of the Copenhagen School of Medieval Philosophy pioneered by Heinrich Roos in the 1940s.[1] Pinborg was a pupil of Roos.

He was a co-editor, along with Norman Kretzmann and Anthony Kenny, of The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy.


  1. ^ Sten Ebbesen and Russell L. Friedman (1999), edd., Medieval Analyses in Language and Cognition: Acts of the Symposium, the Copenhagen School of Medieval Philosophy, January 10–13, 1996, Organized by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, and the Institute for Greek and Latin, University of Copenhagen, p 77.

Further reading[edit]

  • G. L. Bursill-Hall, Sten Ebbesen, and Konrad Koerner (1990), edd., De Ortu Grammaticae: Studies in Medieval Grammar and Linguistic Theory in Honor of Jan Pinborg, Philadelphia: J. Benjamins.
  • Norman Kretzmann (1988), ed., Meaning and Inference in Medieval Philosophy: Studies in Memory of Jan Pinborg, Boston: Kluwer.
  • Norman Kretzmann, Anthony Kenny, and Jan Pinborg, edd., with Eleanor Stump, associate ed. (1982), The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Disintegration of Scholasticism, 1100-1600, New York: Cambridge.
  • Jan Pinborg (1976), ed., The Logic of John Buridan: Acts of the 3rd European Symposium on Medieval Logic and Semantics, Copenhagen, 16.-21. November 1975, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum.