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Adam Parvipontanus was born in Balsham[?], near Cambridge, England. Hence, he is also known as Adam of Balsham. (Also as Adam du Petit-Pont). He studied with Peter Lombard[?] in Paris. Later he taught there and one of his pupils was John of Salisbury. He died in 1181.

Nuchelmans (1973, p. 169) surmises that Adam may have been the first person to introduce the term enuntiabile[?], which came to be used in the same sense as dictum[?].


Ars disserendi, about Aristotelian logic.
De utensilibus (or Fale tolum) on rare words

Further reading

L Minio-Paluello (ed) Twelfth Century Logic: Texts and Studies (Rome 1956)
Peter Dronke (ed) A History of Twelfth-Century Western Philosophy (Cambridge 1988)
Gabriel Nuchelmans Theories of the Proposition: Ancient and Medieval Conceptions of the Bearers of Truth and Falsity (North-Holland, 1973)



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