John Pagus

John Pagus[1] (/ˈpɡəs/; fl. first half of the 13th century) was a scholastic philosopher at the University of Paris, generally considered the first logician writing at the Arts faculty at Paris.[2]


He is thought to have been a Master of Arts in the 1220s and to have taught Peter of Spain.[3] At that time he was writing on syncategorematic terms.[4][5]


  • Appellationes
  • Commentary on the Sentences
  • Rationes super Predicamenta Aristotelis
  • Syncategoremata


  1. ^ John Le Page, Johannes Pagus, Jean Le Page, Jean Lepage.
  2. ^ Bertil Malmberg, Histoire de la Linguistique, Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1991, p. 127.
  3. ^ Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, article Peter of Spain
  4. ^ Sten Ebbesen, Russell L. Friedman (editors), Medieval Analyses in Language and Cognition (1999), p. 36.
  5. ^ Parts published in H. A. G. Braakhuis, De 13de Eeuwse Tractaten over Syncategorematische Termen. Vol. I, Ph. Diss., Leiden University, 1979.


  • Hein Hansen (ed.) John Pagus on Aristotle's Categories. A Study and Edition of the Rationes super Praedicamenta, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2012.
  • Alain De Libera, Les Appellationes de Jean le Page, in Archives d'histoire doctrinale et littéraire du moyen âge, 51, 1984 pp. 193–255.

External linksEdit

  • Jakob Hans Josef Schneider (1992). "Johannes Pagus (Pagius, Jean le Page, John Page)". In Bautz, Friedrich Wilhelm. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German) 3. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 505–507. ISBN 3-88309-035-2.
  • (in German) Works listed